SUN AWARE Sun Safety Certification Camp Program


In 2014 Melanoma Canada launched the SUN AWARE camp program. The Canadian Dermatology Association award winning program is offered free of charge, and is designed to help protect children and teens from skin cancer. The SUN AWARE Program is an online course and certification for Canadian summer camp owners and directors. The goal of the program is to help camps implement best practices in sun safety and create sun safe policies and guidelines. The program also provides necessary training materials for camp councillors and staff.

The award winning program is free for participating camps and is the first of its kind in Canada! It is supported by the Ontario Camps Association, and has been awarded excellence in sun safety youth education by the Canadian Dermatology Association.

Camps Registered
Campers Sun Safe
Staff Sun Safety Trained

SUN AWARE Camp Sun Safety Sing-A-Long with the Fuddles 

Sing along with The Fuddles and Melanoma Canada about sun safety.  Skin cancer in combination with melanoma is the number one cancer worldwide, but the survival rate is high if it is detected early and unlike many cancers, melanoma and skin cancer is often clearly visible on the skin. We believe that educating youth with a fun and interactive song will help reduce rates in the future. “Grab your sunscreen and follow along!”  visit

Melanoma Canada is thrilled to let you know that the SUN AWARE Sun Safety camp certification program was chosen by the Canadian Dermatology Association as the recipient of their Public Education Award in the Not-for-Profit category. The committee was impressed with the SUN AWARE Sun Safety Certification program as it not only reaches a significant number of children, but also teaches young campers good sun safety habits, which they will then carry into adulthood. |

Visit The SUN AWARE Sun Safety Certification Website