How to Get Sun Protection for Kids while at Day Camp

Keeping kids protected from the sun while they are at camp can feel overwhelming. Sure, you send your child to camp with sunscreen on in the morning, but after a couple of hours it starts to wear off. What happens then? Doctors now know that UV exposure in childhood can lead directly to skin cancer later in life – so keeping kids covered up from the sun while at camp is critical.

The #1 best thing you can do to keep your child protected from the sun while they are at camp is to wear sun protective clothing and swimwear. UPF 50+ rash guards keep the sun off of a child’s back, neck, and arms all day – without having to reapply sunscreen. Find a great sun protective hat and you are already a huge step forward toward keeping your little one sun safe all day.

If there is any water play time at camp, it is particularly important to get sun protective swimwear (upf 50+ swimsuits, spf swimwear, sunscreen bathing suits, etc.) because these are particularly UV intense environments and sun screen can wash off easily with water. Many rash guard shirts can easily double as a regular sun protective play shirt. SwimZip swimwear’s Prepster UV swimsuit and Hans Polo UV swimsuit are great examples of boy swimsuits that can double as everyday sun protective play outfits (SwimZip also offers UPF 50+ protection in their swim trunks).

Of course, it is also very important to keep covered up with sunscreen where sun protective clothing will not reach. Choosing spf broad band protection sunscreen that will protect against UVA and UVB rays and has at least spf 50+ protection is best. Be sure to label your child’s sunscreen bottles, so the camp counselors put the correct sunscreen on your child. Also, be sure to include a note with special instructions to make sure your boy or girl gets the sun protection you want.

Take a few minutes to stop by your child’s camp and speak with the director and make sure they are on the same page regarding sun protection and that they have designated times every couple of hours for the kids to reapply sunscreen. And be sure to speak directly to your child about the importance of keeping protected from the sun. If handled properly, camp can be a great time to develop healthy habits towards sun protection and help foster independence and responsibility with your child.

Be sun smart these next couple of months at summer camp. Wear a hat, bring your own labeled sunscreen, and most importantly wear UPF 50+ protective clothing to keep your special one covered up even when the sunscreen wears off.

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SwimZip’s UPF 50+ “Prepster” is the perfect day camp attire. These sun protective swimwear sets are handsome enough to wear as UV shorts and shirt, but can go straight into the pool!

2013 swimwear reviews say SwimZip sun protective clothing and rash guard bathing suit styles are perfect for infant, baby, newborn toddler, and girl or boy children of any age. SwimZip best rated SPF rashguard swim suit sets with sun protection come in boy and girl kid sizes 0-3 month, 3-6 month, 6-12 month, 12-18 month, 18-24 month, 1t, 2t, 3t, 4t, 5t, Size 6, Size 7, Size 8, Size 9. Award winning SwimZip sun protection swim wear, with its signature full zipper, offers the best boy and girl swimwear.

For all your UPF 50+ kid rashguard swimsuit and spf swimwear needs, be sure to visit … SwimZip makes UV sun protection a zip!

SwimZip sun protective swimwear is designed by mom and skin cancer survivor, Betsy Johnson. Choose sun protective swimwear made with a passion … choose SwimZip.

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