Choosing A Summer Camp

April 5, 2011 Updated Apr 5, 2011 at 7:38 PM EDT

By WKBW News

April 5, 2011 Updated Apr 5, 2011 at 7:38 PM EDT

(WKBW/Cleveland Clinic) We just made it to spring, but now is the time many families are looking at summer camps.

The American Academy of Pediatrics is putting out a list of updated
guidelines to help parents help their children find a camp that's right for them.

Doctors say parents should involve their child in choosing and preparing for camp and shouldn't force them into something they are not interested in doing.

They also say make sure a camp that has a solid track
record, and if possible, talk to other families who have brought their children there.

Doctors say if you have a shy child or someone who hasn't gone
to camp before, it's nice if you can find a friend to go along with them.

For a complete list of summer camp guidelines, click on News Links.

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