If you are like my family this time of year, it brings on a discussion of summer activities and certainly summer camps. This has changed dramatically since I was a kid, as now you can send your child to an incredible array camps. It is important to include your child in the discussion of the selection of a camp with respect to the interest and goals of your child and your family. There are many questions to ask yourself and your child.
Certainly consider the type of camp with respect to level of activities, availability of housing, (is it a tent or a cabin with air conditioning?), and is it coed? And, of course, the cost of camp could impact your decision.
Remember that you are the parent and ultimately will make the decision, but your child has to have fun.
Gregory Sweat, MD, is the Medical Director of the Shawnee Mission Physicians Group and practices Family Medicine at Shawnee Mission Primary Care - Prairie View Medical Building.
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