Preparing For Summer Camp Adventures

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Wear Both Repellents This Summer

12 Hour Protection on Body + 40 Day Protection on Clothing

The Camp Pack equips your family all summer with the proper protection.

no tick, mosquito, chigger, or biting fly bites

Body & Clothing-Worn Insect Spray / Scent Zero

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Creating a Summer Camp Packing List

The packing list is an important part of organizing for summer camp. Here are the summer camp packing must-haves:

• Insect Repellent: Picaridin 20% Spray
• Water-Resistant Sunscreen
• Compact First Aid Kit
• Pre-Treated Clothing Srayed with Permethrin
• Quality Reusable Water Bottle

Shop Our Best Repellents For Summer Camp

You spend a lot of time outdoors while at camp, which makes it essential to protect yourself from ticks, mosquitos, flies and other biting insects. These Ranger Ready best sellers will help keep insects away, leaving your children to enjoy a bite-free summer.

The Best Repellents For Summer Camp

Our recommendations for the best summer camp repellents? Having both picaridin and permethrin insect repellents can provide the ultimate protection for summer camp. 

Ranger Ready’s Clothing-Worn Permethrin 0.5% Insect Repellent is the perfect solution for clothing and gear, and once dry, will repel and kill insects for 40 days or 5 washes. Spray all of your children’s clothing before they depart for camp, especially their sneakers, socks, and shorts. Remember, ticks often crawl upwards so spraying clothing with Ranger Ready Permethrin 0.5% will kill ticks upon contact, even if they attach to your children’s shoes or clothing.  

Make sure your child knows to wear insect repellent daily, and that it should be applied after their sunscreen. Ranger Ready’s Body-Worn Picaridin 20% Insect Repellent, provides perfect long-lasting protection for summer camp. Picaridin 20% is safe for kids over one year, and provides 12 hours of protection from ticks and mosquitoes and 8 hours from gnats, chiggers, no-see-ums and other biting insects.

Remind your children to always do a tick check every evening, and to seek out a camp counselor or camp nurse if they find one on themselves or clothing.  It is also worth asking the camp how they protect kids from ticks and mosquitoes and what their protocols are for bites, especially if the camp has animals onsite, which can be a magnet for biting insects.

Chatting with Your Child About Camp

While camp is exciting, it can also be a little scary for some kids, especially if it’s their first camp. It’s a good idea to speak with your kids before they go to camp. Acknowledge things like homesickness, which commonly affects campers, and have a frank discussion about bullying. For kids who have never been to camp, it’s a good idea to help your child set expectations by reinforcing that it’s common to be excited and anxious – also make sure they know that camp is a great time to make new friends.

Thorough preparation paves the way for the best camp experience possible. Be detailed so that once the date rolls around, there won’t be anything left to do except enjoy Summer camp!

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Took to girls camp and sprayed all the tents - worked great!!

Eydie K. | Missouri

Love This Product!

It is easy to use, doesn't smell horrible and best part- I haven't seen a tick on the kids yet coming back from camp! I have recommended to friends already.

Krista R. | Virginia