If you’re considering having your children join one of our summer day camps in the Columbia Gorge please read this page. Here you’ll find some helpful information to help prepare for our programs. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about our daily activities and programming.
Health and Risk Management
At Let’s Get Out we take risk management seriously. Our days begin with a briefing about what to expect for that days activity. While there is inherent risk in outdoor activities, we focus much of our instruction around proper use of equipment and helping the children assess risk for themselves. This teaches children good habits for enjoying the outdoors. Our instructors have current CPR and First Aid training. Lisa is a Wilderness First Responder.
The sun is intense in the Gorge in the summer. We remind children throughout the day to apply and reapply sunscreen. We urge the children to bring their own sunscreen, sun glasses, and hats. Having a parents help getting sunscreen on before they come to camp will help drastically reduce the chance of sunburn.
Proper hydration is very important for children while they play outside. We ask parents to send their child to camp with a full water bottle. We will offer drinking water for refilling their bottles while we are out on our adventures. Our instructors will remind and re-remind children to drink their water to make sure the kids stay hydrated. Please put a name on your child’s water bottle so we know whose is whose.
It’s important to avoid cotton clothing when kids have a chance of getting wet. When cotton gets wet kids get cold. Instead pick wool or poly blends and pack an extra layer or two. Please keep an eye out on the weather forecast for each day. Weather can often be cold and wet in June and we are outside regardless of weather.
Active kids at camp need a lot more calories than they may at home. Please pack a bountiful and nutritious lunch for your child. Sugary snacks can stay home. Focus on nutrient dense foods instead.
Please tell our Director if your child has any allergies to foods, insects or medicines. While many of our youngest campers have never been stung by a bee, please let us know if your child has an allergy to bee stings.
There are other risks inherent with playing outside. Poison Oak, rattlesnakes, ticks, accidents and weather exposure are a few…we do our best to manage risk and keep everyone healthy and playing outside.