Safety is always top of mind for parents when it comes to Children's Camps. Children's camps in New York State are regulated to guarantee the health, safety, and overall well-being of children. Schenectady County regulates most children's camps within the County in accordance with New York Codes, Rules, and Regulations, Subpart 7-2.
For the safety of children, camps are required to apply for and receive a permit with an approved safety plan. Each facility also receives an annual inspection. View New York State Health Code
Picking the right camp for your child is important. As a parent or caregiver, you have many factors to consider when choosing a summer camp for your child.
Safety is Most Important. Here are additional factors to consider.
Have a tick-free time at summer camp. Some ticks can carry pathogens that can make your child sick. The most common tick-borne illness is Lyme Disease.
Prepare your child for summer camp with these steps:
Choose tick repellent wisely: Opt for insect repellents containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535, OLE, PMD, or 2-undecanone to ward off ticks effectively.
Pre-treat clothing: Before outdoor activities, treat clothing with tick repellent for added protection.
Dress appropriately: In areas where ticks are known to be present, have your child wear long pants and socks.
Use plastic drawstring bags: After wearing, store used clothing in plastic drawstring bags.
These steps will help ensure a safer and more enjoyable camping experience for your child.