Undated (WXOW) - Many kids are packing up and heading off to summer camp. Whether it's just a day program or overnight, you want to make sure your child is healthy and ready for a fun summer.
Health experts suggest setting up a checkup at the doctor's office to check for anything abnormal such as a skin rash or a heart condition.
It's also recommended that campers be up to date on their shots. At about 11 or 12 years of age, health experts recommend children get a booster shot for tetanus, as well as a shot for meningitis.
Once at camp, the sun and heat can pose serious health risks if campers and staff don't take the proper precautions.
Some camps do have doctors and nurses on their staff and that can be extremely helpful, But that is not always the case.
Health experts recommend that parents ask in advance about the policy for handling medical emergencies.
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