Attending camp can be an unforgettable experience for young children, and it can have a positive effect on their psychological development, self esteem
and independence. Before choosing a camp, parents should evaluate their child's interests, skills and overall well-being to make sure the child can effectively participate in a particular camp environment. Parents should also medically and psychologically prepare their child for camp.
Alison Tothy, MD, FAAP, a pediatric emergency medicine specialist
, comes on the Healthy Children radio show to discuss how to gauge when your child is ready for overnight camp or day camp, and what features to consider when choosing a camp.