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Choosing Your Child's Summer Camp

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: It's difficult to think about your kids' summer camp choices in the midst of all this cold. But being proactive can give them the best experience possible.
Air Date: 2/19/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Alison Tothy, MD
Dr Alison S. TothyDr. Tothy is the Section Chief and Medical Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department, a Level 1 trauma center on the South Side of Chicago. She is also the Executive Medical Chief of the Office of Patient Experience for the University of Chicago Medicine. Dr. Tothy received her BS from Brandeis University and obtained her MD from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. She completed a residency in Pedatrics and a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Children's Memorial Hospital through The Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. Dr. Tothy's interests focus on developing unit and service line-based care delivery innovations/enhancements, improving overall patient experiences, and managing clinical performance improvement initiatives and patient safety investigations. Additional academic interests include child and adolescent health and safety policy, as well as residential camping health and safety.
Choosing Your Child's Summer Camp
It's difficult to think about your kids' summer camp choices in the midst of all this cold. But being proactive can give them the best experience possible.

​Attending camp can be an unforgettable experience for young children, and it can have a positive affect on their psychological development, self esteem and independence.

In this segment, Alison Tothy, MD, FAAP, discusses how to gauge when your child is ready for overnight camp or day camp and what features to consider when choosing a camp.
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