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Camp 101: Safety Tips for Hiking at Camp

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Hey, Camp Hikers!

The great outdoors plays a large role in many summer camps. Some camps feature swimming, while others focus on sports or sight-seeing. One of the most common summer camp activities is hiking, which allows campers to see the great outdoors all while learning valuable skills in self-sufficiency on the trail. To help prepare for your hiking-intensive summer camp, it’s important to take necessary precautions to maximize safety while out in nature. In this guide, our summer camp experts here at Everything Summer Camp put together a short checklist of safety tips for hiking at camp. Read on to learn more, and order all of your necessary summer camp supplies from our online store today!

Protect and Hydrate
Hiking is physical activity, which means that you’re putting in some form exertion while doing it. For this reason, it’s important to not over-exert yourself during a hike. It’s also important to carry water with you to stay hydrated at all times. And since hiking takes place in the great outdoors, you’ll want to be sure to wear clothing that offers necessary sun protection without being too bulky. Also, make sure to pack and apply ample amounts of sunscreen and bug spray.

Bring Snacks, Bandages, and Buddies
During long hikes, your body needs both water and food. That’s why it’s important to pack a few healthy snacks alongside your water for refueling when you need it. You’ll also want to pack a first aid kit complete with bandages, medications, and other medical supplies in case of an emergency. For inexperienced hikers, it’s also very important to hike with a buddy at all times. This can help you in the event of an unforeseen accident.

Learn More — Contact Us!
Want to learn more about staying safe while hiking? Our summer camp experts here at Everything Summer Camp will be happy to answer any questions you might have. Contact us directly here to get in touch with a member of our team. And for the industry’s best summer camp gear at the Internet’s lowest price prices, shop right here on our website today!

And, as always, thanks for reading!


- John



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