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HVP May 2015

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14 Hudson Valley Parent n May 2015 Summer camp checklist 10 tips to prepare your little camper By DENISE YEARIAN C amp season is almost upon us. While we like to think the lazy, hazy days of summer mean a time for relaxation, more often than not that morning hustle can be just as hectic as it was throughout the school year. Before sending your child to day camp, here are 10 suggestions to help make your mornings smoother: Fill'er up Bring one bottle of water that has been cooled in the refrigerator and a second one that has been in the freezer. As the day wears on, the frozen water will melt and provide cool refreshment for your child. Spray bottles are a great idea, too- they keep the face and body cool in the hot sun. It's a scorcher! Apply sunscreen to your child's skin before he leaves home and send the tube along for later reapplication. Avoid sending tanning lotion with little or no SPF, or sunscreen that contains glitter as it can reflect light and cause sunburn. Consider sending along a hat for extra protection. All decked out One thing camp directors often see are children coming in with the wrong dress. Some kids want to pick out their own clothes, but if they have chosen black jeans and a

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