A few summers back I sent my twins off to the city summer camp for a week. The highlight of their week at camp was by far the day their camp spent at Calypso Waterpark!
But what if your child is not a strong swimmer yet? How do you keep them safe at the waterpark if you’re not there?
Here are three tips for what to pack to make sure their day at the waterslides is a safer one:
1. Lifejacket, PDF, puddle jumper – Just click it to their backpack and let their camp counsellor know they need to wear it at all times at the waterpark. This way if your child should, heaven forbid, get away from their monitor for a few seconds they are still safe.
2. Sunscreen – Aside from the water, the sun is the second greatest danger at a waterpark! A good practice is to lather your child up before they ever head out the door for camp – this way they have a base layer of protection. You can also have them practice ahead of time how to apply sunscreen themselves and add the can (or bottle) to their backpack.
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3. A sun shirt, hat and water shoes that they can wear all around the park, including in the water – These clothes will further protect them from the hot sun and pavement.
There you have it! Three tips for how to pack your child’s bag for the waterslides – especially when you won’t be there with them.
If you have any questions, suggestions, or are trying to find the way to taking your first dip into the wide world of water, then reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org,and jump in with us at The Aqua Life Swim Academy!