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Summer Camp Safety

Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 09:27 PM EDT
The Summer Camp Season is here.  

The American Camp Association says roughly 11 million children and adults will head to camps here in the U.S. this year, and you can do a few things to make sure that time at the camps is fun and safe.

NC Minute Clinic Practice Manager, Nick Gatton-Kendrick says it is a good idea to have your child get a physical. 

It will make sure your child is physically ready for the rigors of camp and there are no medical changes since his or her school physical. 

It can also help you make sure your child's list of medications is current.

She says it is important to pack sunscreen, a water bottle, insect repellent, and bandages with the antibiotic already on them, and a super source of relief for poison ivy comes from the dish detergent aisle.  Gatton-Kendrick says washing with Dawn will take the oil of the poison ivy off the skin and prevent it from spreading.

Click here for more tips for playing it safe at camps and other summer fun.

By Victoria Dunkle
Follow Victoria on Twitter: @victoriadunkle
Summer Camp Safety

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