What to Look for in Mattresses and Bedding for Your Camp

Campfire at summer campSummer is just a few weeks away, and you know this is the year your camp needs to purchase new mattresses.

Now what?

Do you hunt down the old invoice from your previous purchase and buy the same thing you ordered last time? That sounds easy.

But... now that you think about it, the old mattresses didn't last quite as long as you had hoped, and they weren't easy to clean either. Maybe there are new features you should be looking for that weren't available five years ago when you purchased.

If this predicament sounds familiar, you'll want to keep reading. In the next few paragraphs, we'll tell you exactly what to look for when choosing mattresses for your camp.

Compliance with Federal Flammability Standards

Never, never, NEVER use a mattress that does not comply with federal flammability standards set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Not only is it a safety risk for those sleeping on your beds, but it also makes you liable if one of your campers was injured in a fire. For this same reason, it's not a good idea to utilize used mattresses at your camp. While dontated mattresses will save you money initially, it's not worth the risk.

Not sure if your mattresses meet flammability standards? Send them to a lab for testing.

Kid-resistant Covers

When it comes to camp mattresses, durability is a major priority. Our nylon and vinyl covers take durability to the next level—they're waterproof. With waterproof mattress covers, you don't have to worry about ruining the materials with too much water during the cleaning process. Ultimately, you can be pretty carefree with your approach to cleaning waterproof mattress covers.

Bed Bug Proof Design

Don't risk it. Bed bugs are the last thing you want to worry about when you have a camp full of kids. Bed bugs live in the seams and crevices of mattresses. If a mattress is bed bug proof, that means it's designed in a way that gives bed bugs no place to go. The mattresses at American Bedding Manufacturers, Inc. feature inverted seam technology that accomplishes just that. 

Guard Rails

If you're running a camp, guard rails aren't optional — they're required. Make sure your camp bunk beds have guard rails so that they meet federal requirements. If they don't and someone gets hurt, you're liable.

The guard rails from American Bedding work with most angle-iron bunk beds and can be used to retrofit some existing bunks.

Got more questions? Give us a call at (800) 203-2507. Tell us about your camp, and we'll help you decide what kind of mattress and bedding will best suit your needs. American Bedding Manufacturers, Inc. has been in business for 20 years. We don't just sell mattresses, we manufacture them, and for that reason, you better believe we know our stuff. Contact us online, or click on the banner below to request a quote!

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