Camper Sunscreen and Insect Repellent Policy


ELC Summer Camp is aware of how damaging UV rays from the sun can be to your child’s skin and the risk of insect bites when outside.  During the summer months, or when necessary, ELC Summer Camp will reapply and encourage the reapplication of sunscreen and insect repellent under the following circumstance:

-The camp activity takes place outdoors

-The outdoor activity lasts longer than 4 hours outdoors

It is the parents’ responsibility to apply sunscreen and insect repellent to their child before releasing their child to the care of the ELC Summer Camp. Please send in sunscreen and insect repellent (labeled with your child’s name) in your camper’s bag each day. In the event we need to reapply sunscreen and sunscreen was NOT provided from home, campers will be provided sunscreen from ELC Summer Camp with at least an SPF 30 or higher and insect repellent from the camp. If your child has a sensitivity/allergies to certain sunscreens, please be sure to note this on the health and wellness form.

All campers will spend time outside each day. Please apply sunscreen to your child before he/she arrives at camp. Please also send your child with sun protection such as SPF clothing, hats and sunglasses with their names labeled on the items. 

Instructors and counselors will assist the Kindergarten and 1st grade campers in reapplying their sunscreen if necessary and will remind the older campers to do so throughout the day when they are outside.

When necessary, an instructor/counselor will assist each child that may be unable to personally apply his/her own sunscreen. When a child needs such assistance, the instructor/counselor will apply sunscreen on only the exposed parts of the child’s skin. Children will be requested to apply sunscreen along their suit lines. Also, the instructor/counselor will only apply sunscreen while another instructor/counselor is present.