3 Mattress Features To Keep Your Summer Campers Safe & Healthy


When camp time comes around, kids are so excited to get into the great outdoors and experience adventure. Children are usually preoccupied with worries about whether their cabin-mates will like them or if their counselor will be the coolest. The thought of their health and safety usually isn’t top-of-mind! However, for parents paying for their child’s stay and for camp managers this is a top priority. This is why it is important for you as a camp manager to ensure that the campers not only have a blast but are also kept healthy and safe during their stay.


Campers tend to get excited at the thought of camping outdoors with night stars to watch and cool animals to discover. However, bed bugs and water soaked mattresses are definitely not on the list of exciting encounters campers are looking for! While kids may come home with the occasional bump or bruise from summer camp games, one thing parents should never have to worry about is their children getting a good night’s sleep on a camp mattress. 


American Bedding is a big fan of kids being at summer camp and is committed to providing a safe and comfortable night’s sleep for its campers. The three summer camp mattress features below set American Bedding apart and provide peace of mind for both parents and camp administration. 


1. Antibacterial Mattresses

Your camp is packed with fun at every turn, and with all that fun comes a lot of mess. When it comes to keeping this mess from becoming a health concern, antibacterial mattresses are the solution!


What exactly does antibacterial mean? Simply put, antibacterial mattresses inhibit the growth of bacteria when they come into contact with it. Not only that, but antibacterial properties also protect against mold and mildew. In addition, our vinyl and nylon mattresses and mattress covers are two great options to consider in order to prevent water from soaking into the beds and growing bacteria.  


Whether your camp beds are indoors or outdoors, an effective antibacterial mattress is crucial to help keep campers healthy, prevent infection, and, best of all, make mattresses easy to clean!


2. Wipeable And Fluid Resistant Surfaces


Kids aren't squeaky clean, and consequently neither are their beds — especially at camp! That's why wipeable, fluid-resistant mattresses are a plus for camp cabins. Any spills and accidents can be easily wiped up.


Our fluid-resistant mattresses don't absorb liquids between the time the accident happens and the time you get around to cleaning it up. That means that there’s no chance of any liquid seeping into the mattress core and causing harmful bacteria or allergens. This will keep all your campers happier and healthier, leading to a greater camp experience year over year! 


Additionally, since mattresses can all be cleaned with such ease, it’s quick and simple to sanitize each bed between guests. Mattresses that are easy to clean make a huge difference in keeping your cabins sanitized between guests. 


3. Bed Bug Proof Bedding


Bed bugs can be a camp manager’s worst nightmare. While bed bugs can be eradicated within a few days, the thought of them is a constant fear for both managers and parents registering their kids for summer camp. 


You certainly don’t want your campers encountering bed bugs during their stay. Be proactive and use bed bug-proof mattresses for your camp. With bed bug-proof technology, bed bugs have nowhere to hide, which means they won't be staying at your camp this summer! 


We're pretty confident our camp mattresses have the approval of campers everywhere; do they have yours? For more information about our camp bedding, including vinyl or nylon mattresses and wooden bunk beds, contact us online or give us a call at (800) 203-2507.


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