1. Drink plenty of water -- it's okay to slosh a little. Everyone looked at me like I was crazy when I said to drink 3 water bottles a day and 2 glasses at every meal. But I had already treated one dehydration headache and one episode of vomiting -- you guessed it, from dehydration.
2. Closed toed, athletic shoes are your friend. Even if they don't quite match your cute shorts -- wear them and your toes (and your nurse) will be happier.
3. Wash your hands before eating...anything.
4. Sleep as much as practical/possible. Not only will this keep you from becoming a piranha by the end of the week but you are less likely to get sick and hurt.
5. Save the nurses sanity: leave the drama at home. Nothing sucks us faster than dealing with "injuries" that are really nothing more than: "I want the guys to notice me so I'll sprain my ankle and be on crutches!" If you need a hug, I keep those in my back pocket.
6. Use the sunscreen mom sent you with. Campfires and sing-a-longs are so much more fun when you don't feel like a roasted tomato.
7. Take your medications as prescribed. If you forget to take your allergy medication and then come to the nurse complaining of headache and congestion...she won't be impressed.
8. Clean out all those little scrapes, cuts, and other small injuries as soon as possible. Or everyone has that one over-interested friend who will do it for you.
9. Eat junk food in moderation. I know it is tempting to gorge yourself on the s'mores, brownies and fill-in-your-favorite-junk-food but avoiding sugar comas (and stomachaches) is generally recommended.
10. Play hard and enjoy your time in God's creation! (Who knows what God has to teach you :0)
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