Which type of summer camp should you choose for your child with allergies or asthma?
Ensure a successful summer by choosing a camp that’s a good fit for your child’s symptoms.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (February 18, 2020) – When choosing the right summer camp for your child with allergies or asthma, it’s not just about whether they prefer horseback riding to sailing. It’s more about figuring out what kind of program best fits your child’s medical needs related to allergy and asthma symptoms.
“Parents and kids alike who are dealing with asthma or severe allergies need to know there’s a good fit and that the child’s medical needs are being met,” says allergist J. Allen Meadows, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). “Take the time to research camps you think your child will enjoy and ask the hard questions to make sure your child will be well cared for.”
Below are suggestions from ACAAI on how to narrow down your camp selection while keeping your child’s allergies and asthma in mind.
To ensure your child has a great summer, do some advance preparation to make sure the camp you select can meet medical needs while allowing for a great camping experience.
If allergies or asthma are holding your child back, it’s time to take control. See an allergist for expert care and relief. To find an allergist in your area, use the ACAAI allergist locator.