“As children and teens dive into the summer camp season, the National Pediculosis Association (NPA) today encouraged parents, counselors, camp nurses and administrators to prevent head lice from interfering with even a minute of fun! ‘Camps that promote parental preparedness via screening for lice before camp are one giant step ahead,’ said Deborah Altschuler, President of the NPA, a nonprofit organization advocating for children to arrive at camp lice and nit free. ‘There are camp directors spending thousands of dollars checking children for pediculosis upon arrival without teaching parents how to comb their children for lice and nits at home. Parents can and should be first to detect infestations before sending children to camp. Those who know about screening for head lice with a lice comb will be able to identify and remove an infestation early before the task becomes unnecessarily challenging,’ she added.”
See full press release from the National Pediculosis Association.