Take the various types of messes in the average home and multiply them by 100—that's what you'll have to deal with for summer camp cleaning. From sports equipment to arts and crafts, campers seem to be experts at making the maximum mess in the minimum amount of time. Kids at camp are constantly moving from one activity to the next, so it's important to get each area clean and safe in a timely manner. Removing the dirt and bacteria guarantees campers a healthier stay and a better camp experience. Here's how to ensure that a few key camp areas are clean.
Prevention is the key to cleaning this area, just like so many others. Make sure dirty clothing is securely bagged for laundry, with wet clothes separate to prevent mildew. Sweep the floor every night, and make sure each camper cleans up the area around his bed. Snacks and treats are inevitable, but if you provide each camper with an airtight plastic box to hold them, then you'll cut down on the number of pests that move into the room looking for food.
Arts and Crafts Halls
On rainy days, the arts and crafts hall is the central meeting point for everyone in the camp. Some days they'll be making Popsicle stick coasters with messy glue drips, while other days it's glitter decorations on hats and tennis shoes. Think about the materials ahead of time to shorten your cleaning time in this room. Have the campers use washable school glue for all craft projects. Soak dried glue spots with damp paper towels before wiping them away. A microfiber dust mop is the ideal tool for sweeping up glitter on smooth floors. The microfibers on this cleaning tool grab more glitter than broom straws ever could, and they trap it instead of creating streaky piles that have to be disposed of.
Summer camp cleaning in restrooms combines the challenges of a gym with the work of cleaning a home bathroom. Part sanitary room, part shower room, and part dressing room, camp restrooms are subject to all kinds of bacteria over all their surfaces. The challenge of cleaning soils from floor grout and behind toilets is a tough one, but a spray-and-vac system makes quick work of the problem. Its compact size and high power combine to tackle whatever type of mess you will encounter, all in a much shorter period of time than any traditional mop and bucket could do.
More school cafeteria than home dining room, a summer camp dining hall presents challenges that even restaurants don't face. From spilled food and drinks to sick children and tracked-in grime, there are few dirtier places in the entire camp, yet no place needs to be cleaner on a daily basis. It's crucial for all dining surfaces to be clean and free of bacteria for the safety of the campers at each meal. Using a microfiber towel and squeegee system will prove to be much more effective than just rags and buckets. Its environmentally safe cleaner loosens all foreign objects, and the squeegee removes soil and bacteria, leaving a cleaner and healthier table ready for the next meal.
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