Disinfecting and Sanitizing Camps and Cottages this Summer

As summer approaches and lockdown comes to an end in Ontario, parents are making arrangements for their family’s activities in the sun, hoping that this year kids will be able to enjoy their camps and adults will be able to get away to a nice cottage by the lake. While it’s still early to make any definitive plans, there is one thing that is certain, the fact that this year parents, camp managers, and cottage owners alike will have to invest in sanitizing and disinfecting products for their summer camp and cottage stays.

In this article, we want to offer families and camps our best recommendations for disinfecting summer camp ground to stay safe and healthy this summer if restrictions are eased and summer activities are allowed to resume in some form or capacity.

Recommendations for Disinfecting Summer Camp Grounds

The Canadian Camping Association expects day camps will be allowed to operate across the country this summer. If that happens, they are getting ready to implement several changes to prevent COVID-19 transmission between campers, such as social distancing measures that involve splitting larger groups into smaller “bubbles”, mask-wearing requirements whenever possible, and PCR tests for incoming campers.

In addition to these measures, summer camps would benefit from designing a comprehensive disinfection plan to make sure all spaces and surfaces inside campgrounds remain consistently sanitized, which would significantly increase protection for both campers and staff. And to guarantee plan effectiveness, it is recommended that camp managers choose their disinfecting equipment wisely, prioritizing technology, ease of use, and convenience.

With that in mind, there are two disinfecting devices that we strongly recommend to camps due to their performance. The first one is our cordless Portable Fogger, which is a lightweight, wireless, and convenient electrostatic fogger. The second one is the Disinfecto, an electrostatic sprayer known for being innovative, efficient, and very easy to use.

The Portable Fogger works by charging liquids (cleaners, sanitizers, and disinfectants) as they pass through its sprayer nozzle, using an internal negative ion generator for capturing, killing germs (viruses, bacteria) in mid-air. This model features a rechargeable battery that operates for 30 minutes and has a status light. It can be recharged both while the device is on or off. This is an ideal disinfecting device for summer camps because it gives users the freedom of sanitizing surfaces and spaces as they go, without worrying about dragging cords around or finding a power outlet.

The Electrostatic sprayer, Disinfecto, on the other hand, weighs a little over 2 pounds and is powerful enough to provide excellent coverage thanks to its adjustable atomization feature that allows you to switch from a 60-um to a 120-um droplet diameter. This, combined with its flow rate of 4.2 oz per minute, its 500ml solution tank, and its electrostatic generator for improved uniformity of droplets and surface coverage; gives users the most convenient and cost-effective disinfection performance. It is a good, budget-friendly option for deep disinfecting and sanitizing summer camps, and the best part is that users don’t have to worry about wiping surfaces after spraying since it generates mostly dry fog. The fogger is also silent enough that it can be used anytime during the day and night without worrying that it will wake campers while they sleep in their tents or cabins early in the morning or at the end of the day.

Now, for parents who want to send their kids to camp this summer. There is a disinfecting device that will give them so much peace of mind about their child’s safety and that is our Mini Nano Sanitizer Sprayer, a pocket-sized sanitizer sprayer, ideal for disinfecting anything, anywhere. Campers can use it to disinfect surfaces in the camp’s washrooms, dining areas, cabins, and in the bus while on their way to campgrounds. This mini device comes with a USB charging cable and an internal battery that can be used for 20 mins continuously before needing to be recharged. It is small and lightweight, so fits easily in their backpacks. It is, in our opinion, the best good luck gift parents can give them before they leave or when they drop them off.

Recommendations for Disinfecting Surfaces and Spaces in Cottages this Summer

Fortunately for cottage owners, the rules for disinfecting their second homes are the same as the ones that apply to their main residences in the city. What they need to remember is that high-touch surfaces and high-traffic areas (especially if they have visitors) should be often using their preferred method. However, we wouldn’t be doing our part if we don’t recommend two devices that are proven to be ideal for home disinfection and that have the ability to considerably reduce the amount of time they have to spend cleaning, giving them more time to enjoy nature and the company of their loved ones during their stay.

The first one is the Cordless ULV Atomizer, a great device for disinfecting a whole house without needing to find power outlets. In fact, it can disinfect an entire average-sized room in less than 20 seconds. To operate it, users just need to add their preferred disinfectant solution and then quickly spray all high-touch surfaces, indoors or outdoors, to disinfect, control odors, and get rid of mold. This device features a high-power motor and super speed sprayer, that allows it to provide great disinfecting performance, and allows its users to protect themselves and their families from harmful bacteria and viruses. It is an outstanding portable and lightweight device, great for on-the-go disinfection at the cottage this summer.

The second recommended device is the Mini Thermal Fogger, great for household and on-the-go needs, such as disinfecting surfaces while on vacation. What makes it so great is its dry application, which means it can safely be used on electronics, like office equipment, for those planning to work remotely from the cottage this summer.

Mini Thermal Fogger

Both disinfecting devices are featured in our Family Disinfecting Packages, which are the perfect disinfecting bundle to keep your family safe at home and on the go. The package includes the chosen device plus 5 SaniGO Sanitizer Wrist Bands, 2 Mini Nano Sanitizer Sprayers (colors may vary), and 8 litres (2.1 Gallons) of Ultra-Lyte Disinfectant. Overall, every product families could need to really enjoy their time away at the cottage this summer while the kids are camping, without worrying about refills, and without sacrificing fun or safety.

What do you think about the products recommended in this article? Are you planning to get away to a cottage this summer or sending your children to camp, if restrictions decrease? Let us know in the comment section below!

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