End of Summer Safety Tips for Your Children

Keep your children healthy and safe before the weather changes with these safety tips:

  1. Follow boating and pool rules, including wearing properly fitting life jackets.
  2. Wear and reapply sunscreen.
  3. Stay hydrated!
  4. Use bug spray to protect your kids from insect-transmitted diseases and irritation.
  5. Always check playground equipment for softness and faulty parts.

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Healthy Recipes

Looking for fun things to do with your kids for the remainder of the summer? Consider teaching them about the importance of a balanced diet and how to prepare nutritious meals. Explore a collection of simple, healthy recipes to try out with your kids as a collaborative summer activity!

Go for a Family Walk

Enjoy the summer evenings – take a walk as a family after dinner. It’s a great way to be active together!

Playing Sports in the Summer

Playing sports in high heat can increase the risk of dehydration and heat-related illnesses. These sicknesses, like heat stroke, exhaustion, and cramps, can range from irritating to life-threatening. Coach your kids in the importance of staying cool and drinking plenty of water while spending time outside in the summer.

Enjoy the Outdoors While Avoiding Bug Bites

Summer means more time outdoors. Whether you are hiking a mountain trail, camping at a national park or just hanging out in the backyard, you need to watch out for bug bites and poisonous plants. Here are some tips to protect yourself and your children from diseases spread by mosquitoes or ticks and avoid poison ivy and oak:

Stay Safe in the Sun and the Water

Summer is officially here! That can mean higher temperatures and lots of humidity. Here are a few tips whether you want to make the most of it outdoors or maintain a healthy lifestyle with the change in weather:

  • Rethink your drink – try sure to choose water over sugary drinks.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes five days a week!
  • Eat more fruit and vegetables.
  • Make a plan to quit if you are still smoking.

Pledge to be Fearless and Kind this Summer

452,282 young people have pledged to BE FEARLESS BE KIND since last fall. That’s over 90% of the way to Youth Service America’s goal of a half million pledges by June 30. Together, you are showing the power of empathy to change the world one kind act at a time. Will you commit to making this summer one of kindness and service?

Families, camps, and youth groups can take the pledge and plan projects together. Download an activity guide to help youth take and reflect on the pledge, do a kind act, and grow their kindness into a service project this summer.

Protect Wildlife During the Great American Campout – June 23

The National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Campout is a summer-long celebration of camping as a way to connect with nature and wildlife. Take the pledge to camp on Great American Campout day on June 23rd and all summer long.

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Preserve our National Parks

Take time this summer to hike, learn, share, and give back in the nation’s nearly 400 national parks. The National Park Service offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups as part of the Volunteers-In-Parks program.

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