It’s summer, the best time to drink water!
During summer months, staying hydrated becomes very important in preventing dehydration and heat stroke. Encouraging water consumption is essential for the health and well-being of youth campers.
Take the Tchin-Tchin Challenge in my camp
For the second week of July, campers are invited to take on the Tchin-Tchin Challenge in my camp with their camp counselors. Like the school Challenge of the same name, the Tchin-Tchin Challenge in my camp aims to promote healthy hydration by encouraging, regulating and valuing water consumption among youths throughout the day.
The registration period is underway
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Valuing healthy hydration, despite COVID, is possible!
This summer, all camps will have to adapt to comply with new health rules and physical distancing measures as part of their activities. Nevertheless, it will be possible to participate in the Tchin-tchin Challenge in my camp!
Indeed, toasting to healthy hydration does not necessarily mean bumping our glasses and water bottles together. It is possible to raise our glass in a festive and playful way, without touching! Here are a few ideas:
- Challenge your creativity and that of the kids and invent a short song to do together before taking a sip of water;
- Create original dance moves as a Tchin-tchin;
- No need to make it very complicated, you can simply shout Tchin-tchin loud and clear with your young campers as you raise your water bottle in the air while looking each other in the eyes.
To facilitate healthy hydration for campers during Challenge week and throughout the summer, you can recommend parents to :
- Bring at least two bottles of water, clearly identified with the child’s name. Freeze one the night before so that the water stays fresh all day long;
- Clean the bottles well with soap every day.
Many of the activities offered in the Tchin-tchin Challenge activity kit do not involve contact between the campers and can be carried out according to public health requirements.
Here are the ones that can be done without adaptation:
- Here’s to Water!
- I Drink Water When…
- Blue Gold Rush
- Aquatic Yoga
With minor adaptations, the following activities can also be done:
- Hidden Water: pointing at campers instead of rolling the ball around.
- A Tempting Offer: carrying out the activity individually rather than in teams
- The Rapids: omitting the relay of an object between campers
- Water Bearers: omitting the spoon or making sure each camper has one.
Here are a few recommendations to ensure the safety of campers during the Tchin-tchin Challenge in my camp:
- Favor the individual water bottle.
- It is forbidden to drink directly at the drinking stations/always use a water bottle.
- Do not pile up campers’ personal belongings: Define specific areas (identify each camper’s location for the week).
- Ensure a 2-metre space between participants and organize the physical environment to maintain this distance between all individuals.
- Disinfect tables, chairs, small benches, playgrounds, washrooms (adult and child), doorknobs, switches, faucets and any other relevant areas or equipment with a disinfectant that is usually used, at least three times a day or more depending on the number of people using the area.
- This recommendation applies to water fountains.
Download your tools !
Course of the Tchin-Tchin Challenge
Promotional posters :
Letter templates for:
- coordinators/managers (coming soon)
- consellors (coming soon)
- parents (coming soon)
Offer tips to parents so they can also participate at home!
To valorize water fountains at camps, download and print freely posters in our City section.
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