Parents/guardians should provide sunscreen for use during the day. Sunscreen sent to Camp should be placed in a sealed plastic bag and labeled with the child’s first and last name. Pursuant to careful research and the recommendations of the American Academy of Dermatology, Camp Scully is stocked with Oxybenzone-free Rocky Mountain Sunscreen SPF 30 with broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection for use by any camper that does not supply their own.
Day Camp families are responsible for applying the first layer of sunscreen prior to morning drop-off and provide it for use during the camp day. Upon receipt, counselors will place sunscreen in their backpacks that will be in their possession throughout the day. Any remaining sunscreen will be sent home Friday, the last day of camp. During the camp day, Camp Scully staff will take all reasonable and appropriate steps to help each child reapply sunscreen to exposed skin– including the face, the tops of ears, and bare shoulders, arms, legs, & feet– prior to campers’ participation in outdoor programs. Counselors will not apply sunscreen when skin is broken or an adverse reaction has been observed. When staff notices these reactions, they will report them to Health Director who will contact the camper's family. If, for any reason, counselors cannot apply sunscreen on a camper, the camper may be limited in their participation in outdoor activities. If parents/guardians have more than one camper attending camp, we ask each camper have their own supply of sunscreen so that it is readily accessible throughout the camp day.
Camp strongly recommends that campers that parents/guardians provide a UV rated swim shirt for use at the waterfront and a hat for use throughout the day. All shirts and hats should be labeled with the camper’s name.
Interested in the 10 Rules we follow at Camp Scully, here's a link to the poster we display around Camp.