Creating healthy camp experiences

Pediatrics. 2011 Apr;127(4):794-9. doi: 10.1542/peds.2011-0267. Epub 2011 Mar 28.


The American Academy of Pediatrics has created recommendations for health appraisal and preparation of young people before participation in day or resident camps and to guide health and safety practices for children at camp. These recommendations are intended for parents, primary health care providers, and camp administration and health center staff. Although camps have diverse environments, there are general guidelines that apply to all situations and specific recommendations that are appropriate under special conditions. This policy statement has been reviewed and is supported by the American Camp Association.

MeSH terms

  • Camping*
  • Child
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Health Policy*
  • Health Status Indicators
  • Humans
  • Interdisciplinary Communication
  • Medical History Taking
  • Parents / education
  • Pediatrics*
  • Physical Examination
  • Safety*
  • United States