Allergies and Asthma are Bigger Summer Camp Challenges than Homesickness

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The biggest worry for some kids as they head off to summer camp is whether their IPad will get a connection in the North Woods. Others have far graver concerns, including nasal allergies, asthma and food allergies. Parents of kids with these conditions must do homework to determine the best fit for their child. The goal is to keep kids safe while allowing them to have fun and create memories.

Finding the right camp for your child with allergies or asthma can seem daunting, depending on how serious their symptoms are. The American College of Allergy, and Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), says the good news is more camps understand what goes into keeping a child with allergies or asthma safe and making sure they have the right protections in place. ACAAI also notes it’s important to be specific about your child’s needs and search for a camp that’s a good fit.