Sunscreen Or No Sunscreen
In 2011, Maryland parents were perplexed to learn they needed to sign a consent form so that their child could wear sunscreen at summer camp. A new law prohibited camp counselors from applying sunscreen to their chargers and even discouraged campers from helping each other to apply sunblock. Ignoring the dangers of sunburn and skin cancer, the law was meant to limit the opportunity for inappropriate touching at camp. A reasonable parent told The Washington Post that he didn't think the law could be serious. "I mean, if I didn't feel safe about the camp, I just wouldn't send my kids there," said the father.