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Join the Award Winning SUN AWARE Camp Certification Program
The SUN AWARE Sun Safety Certification Program
was developed by Melanoma Canada and designed to protect children and teens from skin cancer by supporting camp owners, directors and staff to implement best practices in sun safety. It is a program that can be used by residential, municipality camps and day and overnight camps across Canada. The SUN AWARE Camp Certification Program offers a free and easy-to-follow training program.
- Sun Safety Is Important -
What Camp Owners & Directors Should Know
HARMFUL UV RAYS
When children and staff are outside and the Ultraviolet (UV) Index is 3 or higher, there is risk of harm to their unprotected skin and eyes.
The UV Index regularly reaches 5 and higher between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. (DST) from May to August, but rarely exceeds 10 in Canada.
SKIN CANCER RISK
A single blistering sunburn before the age of 20 increases the risk of developing melanoma later in life.
YOUTH AT RISK
Infants, young children, and people with fair skin that burns easily are especially vulnerable to UV exposure. Certain people with health conditions or who are on medications may also be particularly sensitive to UV radiation.
- Free Resources -
UV Colour Changing Bracelets
Free Sun Safety Training
Sun Safety Education Resources
UV sensitive bracelets
Sun Aware Social Media Assets
Sun Safety Policy Template
Sun Safety Tips
Awarded a formal certificate
Trusted member of the OCA
Since 2015, Screen Me Sun Aware Camp Program has been a trusted member of the Ontario Camps Association (OCA), supporting the OCA’s mission of enriching the lives of children, youth and families one camp at a time.