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A Kid’s Summer Camp To-Do List

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

If you have kids going away to camp this summer, it’s a great chance for them to learn about responsibilities and independence. This goes for personal hygiene, too. Before they take off, make a simple checklist of habits that they should do every day at camp. You can even laminate the list so it survives the trip!

Oral hygiene:

  • Brush teeth 2x a day for 2 minutes (after breakfast and before bed).
  • Set a timer if you use one.
  • Floss every day.

Tip: Pack your kids a fun, new toothbrush to bring to camp, plus toothpaste and floss.

Hands & nails:

  • Wash hands with soap and warm water after every bathroom use and before eating.
  • If needed, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Clip off hangnails and keep nails short to stop dirt from collecting.

Tip: Pack hand sanitizer in case it’s hard to keep hands clean at camp.

Body & hair care:

  • Use a wash cloth with soap to wash yourself.
  • Shampoo and condition your hair.
  • Wear shower sandals in the shower.

Tip: Pack a shower caddy that can hold everything kids need. Don’t forget other items they normally use at home, like hair detangler, lotion, deodorant, face wash, and brushes or combs.