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HVP May 2015

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Page 14 of 45 n Hudson Valley Parent 15 dark t-shirt, it may not be the best option. Dress your child for comfort, safety and appropriate temperatures. Proper shoes are important too, particularly if he is playing outside. Avoid strappy sandals and flip flops; opt for tennis shoes. Bug off! If your child is going to be out in a natural environment, he should wear insect repellent. Look for a lotion that is safe for children and avoid sprays. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that you apply sunscreen first before applying insect repellent. This is true for both lotions and spray products. Rub on each product according to the label instructions. When applying to the face, put a small amount of lotion or spray in your hands before spreading and avoid getting the product into the eyes, nose or mouth. Try to keep these products out of open wounds such as cuts and scratches. When camp is over, always follow up with a tick check. If you find a tick attached to your child's skin, there's no need to panic. Several tick removal devices are available on the market, but a plain set of fine-tipped tweezers will remove a tick effectively. Remember to pull upward with steady, even pressure. Don't twist or jerk the tick; this can cause the mouth-parts to break off and remain in the skin. After removing the tick, thoroughly clean the bite area and your hands with rubbing alcohol, an iodine scrub, or soap and water. Name it and claim it Any item brought to camp should have your child's name, address and phone number on it in case it gets left behind. It also avoids confusion if identical items are brought by two children. Time out from tech toys Do not bring valuable items such as handheld games or cell phones. (Continued on Page 16) Therapeutic Camp Programming High Counselor-to-Camper Ratio Dances, Sports, Talent Shows & More! Register Now! Summer & Weekend Camp Programs 56 Bruceville Rd., High Falls • 855-707-2267 • High Falls, NY 12440 s Camp Huntington A Special camp for the Special Camper Est. 1961 7 One Week Sessions For more information or registration info visit us at: or call Daily 8:30am-4:30pm, Earlycare & Aftercare Available Baseball, Softball, Basketball, Volleyball, & Soccer Reading, Writing, & Mathematics Baking/Cupcakes, Studio Art, & Jr. Bible Quiz Tutorial Education Program Specialty Camps Sports Camps 7 One W e Week Sessions June 29th-August 14th

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