Creating therapeutic camp and recreation programs for children with chronic illness and disabilities

Pediatrician. 1990;17(4):297-307.


Challenging 'out of hospital' participation in camping and recreational activities has a significant impact on the lives of children with chronic illness and disabilities. Planning these special programs requires attention to resources, population needs, staff training, financing, equipment needs, liability issues and participant selection.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Camping*
  • Child
  • Chronic Disease
  • Disabled Persons*
  • Humans
  • Recreation*
  • Sports