Target Helps Canadian Families Get Ready for Summer Camp

MINNEAPOLIS - June 19, 2013

From everyday essentials to allergy advice, Target pharmacists are there to help parents prepare

With school almost out for the summer, Target pharmacies across Ontario are helping moms plan for a safe and enjoyable experience as their kids head off to camp. With a wide range of essentials -- from sunscreen and insect repellant to sleeping bags and water toys -- Target has everything for camp in one convenient location. Pharmacists are on hand to provide expert advice on a variety of camp-related concerns, including campers who may have allergies, sensitive skin or medication needs.

“While bathing suits and sunscreen are often at the top of the camp checklist, preparing for allergies, food sensitivities and how to ensure medication is taken properly is not always top-of-mind,” said Bowen Chen, pharmacy franchisee, Target Pharmacy. “Asking the right questions up front and flagging any potential medical concerns will ensure parents are confident sending their children off to enjoy the beautiful outdoors.” 

Target pharmacies have numerous tip sheets and takeaways on allergy management for home, camp and school, in addition to information on EpiPen and how it can help protect children in the event of a severe reaction. Guests are invited to drop by their local Target pharmacy for expert advice and a checklist of questions to consider when selecting a camp, as well as tips on how to properly prepare children and camp counselors for a safe, fun outdoor adventure. 

Target stores are open in 48 locations across Canada including British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario. To find your nearest Target, please visit

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