Do Your Homework When Choosing A Summer Camp

Our own Dr. Edward Walton was featured on Fox 2 News discussing the importance of choosing the right summer camp.

“It affects self-esteem and leadership and values and the willingness to try new things, so it really is an important experience that parents can give their kids,” he said. He also added that it is an “important, life changing experience for many kids.”

Therefore parents should take the time to arm themselves with the correct the information when choosing a camp. Some things to think about:

  1. Staff credentials
  2. Health policies
  3. What kind of food is served

Then, once the camp is chosen,  it’s important to arm the camp with important information about your child. This includes things such as:

  1. Immunizations
  2. Health history
  3. Current conditions

Check out The American Academy of Pediatrics’ new set of full guidelines for Creating Healthy Camp Experiences.

–Sarah Jo Sautter, Editor & Publisher

1 Response to “Do Your Homework When Choosing A Summer Camp”

  1. 1 Anonymous April 1, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Thanks for posting this valuable information, Sarah Jo. These guidelines are a comfort measure for both parent and child.

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