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Camps and outdoor educationCamps and outdoor educationCamps and outdoor educationCEnglishNASchool age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2021-01-06T05:00:00ZLanding PageLearning Hub<p>Camp is a fun environment where children can try new activities, make new friends and develop new skills. Read about keeping your child safe and healthy at camp, including outdoor safety tips, how to treat common injuries and more.</p><p>Camp is a fun environment where children can try new activities, make new friends and develop new skills. Camp also provides the opportunity to build character and foster your child’s independence and self-esteem. Read about keeping your child safe and healthy at camp, including outdoor safety tips, supporting your child’s physical and mental health, how to treat common injuries and health issues, and managing your child’s allergies and complex care needs.</p><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Outdoor safety</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Help your child stay active and free of injury while they play outside and explore what nature has to offer.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Sun safety</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=308&language=English">Sun: Protecting your child's skin</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=768&language=English">Sunburn</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1966&language=English">Heat-related illness: How to prevent</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1915&language=English">Heat-related illness in young athletes</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1114&language=English">Eczema: Seasonal changes</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Plant safety</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1956&language=English">Plant safety</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=769&language=English">Poison ivy</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Water safety</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1968&language=English">Water safety and drowning prevention</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1919&language=English">Recreational water illnesses: Prevention and precaution</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Bites</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=800&language=English">Insect bites</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1920&language=English">Spider bites and scorpion stings</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1040&language=English">Animal bites: First aid</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Recreational safety</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1957&language=English">Playground safety</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1982&language=English">Helmets: How they prevent injury</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1983&language=English">Helmets: How to get your child to wear one</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1959&language=English">Burn prevention: Campfires and fireworks</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Physical health</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Find information about the importance of physical activity and sleep, and how much your child should be getting of each. Also learn about the importance of routine health care, food safety and what to expect during puberty.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Routine health</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1981&language=English">Hand hygiene</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1994&language=English">Teeth: Dental care for children</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3948&language=English">Caring for dental braces while travelling and away from home</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1986&language=English">Immunization schedule</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=643&language=English">Screen time: Overview</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=644&language=English">How to help your child set healthy screen time limits</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Physical activity</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=642&language=English">Physical activity: Guidelines for children and teens</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=641&language=English">Physical activity: Benefits of exercise for health and wellbeing</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1950&language=English">Enhancing movement skills in your child</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1953&language=English">Organized sports: A winning formula for children</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1485&language=English">Asthma and exercise</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2118&language=English">Epilepsy and sports</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1077&language=English">Exercise and juvenile idiopathic arthritis</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1753&language=English">Diabetes and exercise</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3839&language=English">Physical activity and sport post liver transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1973&language=English">Cystic fibrosis: Physical activity and exercise</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1712&language=English">Playing sports with congenital heart disease</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Sleep</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=645&language=English">Sleep: Benefits and recommended amounts</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=646&language=English">Sleep tips: How to help your child</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=647&language=English">Sleep tips: How to help your teen</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=16&language=English">Bed-wetting (nocturnal enuresis)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=305&language=English">Night terrors​</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=306&language=English">Sleep problems</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Food safety and nutrition</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1455&language=English">Food safety</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1914&language=English">Food poisoning: Protecting your family</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1961&language=English">Safe outdoor meals</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1436&language=English">Canada's Food Guide</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1441&language=English">Balancing your family's diet and fitting in treats</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1466&language=English">Healthy food and drink choices outside the home</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1464&language=English">Meal ideas for school-aged children, tweens and teens</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=638&language=English">Healthy eating for teens</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=639&language=English">How a balanced diet and healthy eating habits can help your child's mental health</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Puberty</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=623&language=English">Puberty in girls</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=299&language=English">Menstruation</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=624&language=English">Puberty in boys</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Mental health</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn how to support your child's well-being and how to recognize and manage various mental health conditions.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=626&language=English">Resilience</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=630&language=English">Self-efficacy in children</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1964&language=English">Self-efficacy: How to foster in children</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=625&language=English">Promoting a positive body image</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=18&language=English">Anxiety: Overview</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=19&language=English">Depression: Overview</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=289&language=English">Self-harm in children and teens: Overview</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=291&language=English">Suicide in children and teens: Overview</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3950&language=English">Homesickness</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">First aid and injuries</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Accidents happen. Find out how common injuries are treated and pain is managed, and learn more about the different types of sprains, strains fractures.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>First aid </h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1045&language=English">Burns: First aid</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1041&language=English">CPR in a child (from age 1 to puberty): First aid</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1048&language=English">Crutches: How to use</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1046&language=English">Cuts and scrapes in children: First aid</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3949&language=English">How to treat splinters and slivers</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1042&language=English">Eye injuries: First aid</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1047&language=English">Poison: First aid</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1121&language=English">Poison information centres in Canada</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1036&language=English">Slings: How to make a basic sling</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1995&language=English">Tooth injury: First aid</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1191&language=English">Wound care</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Injuries, sprains and strains</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1912&language=English">Cold weather injuries</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=931&language=English">Soft tissue injuries</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=929&language=English">Minor ankle injuries</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=945&language=English">Muscle strain</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=766&language=English">Head injury and concussion</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=838&language=English">Sport-related concussion</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Fracture</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2436&language=English">Elbow injury: Supracondylar humerus fracture</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1181&language=English">Forearm fracture</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2437&language=English">Fracture: How to treat a buckle fracture of the distal radius</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1182&language=English">Fractured clavicle (Collarbone)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1184&language=English">Lower leg fracture</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1185&language=English">Upper arm (humerus) fracture</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1186&language=English">Wrist fracture</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Pain and pain management</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2982&language=English">Acute pain</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1652&language=English">Coping with pain</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1259&language=English">Pain: How to talk to kids about their pain</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3636&language=English">Young children (ages 2 to 5): How to assess acute pain</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3637&language=English">Young children (ages 2 to 5): How to treat and manage acute pain</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3638&language=English">Older children (ages 6 to 12): How to assess acute pain</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3661&language=English">Older children (ages 6 to 12): How to treat and manage acute pain</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3641&language=English">Teens: How to assess acute pain</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3642&language=English">Teens: How to treat and manage acute pain</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3012&language=English">Pain management for common childhood pain and injuries</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Infections, rashes and infestations</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Most children who contract infections or develop rashes can be treated at home. Learn what to expect with each condition and how it's treated.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Infections</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=792&language=English">Boils (abscesses)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=801&language=English">Cellulitis</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=760&language=English">Chickenpox (varicella)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=793&language=English">Cold sores (herpes simplex)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=8&language=English">Ear infection (otitis media)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=767&language=English">Fingernail infection (paronychia)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2302&language=English">Folliculitis</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=794&language=English">Fungal infections</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=755&language=English">Herpangina and hand-foot-and-mouth disease</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=796&language=English">Impetigo</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2303&language=English">Ingrown toenail</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=752&language=English">Measles</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=906&language=English">Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=28&language=English">Molluscum contagiosum</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=901&language=English">Mononucleosis</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=754&language=English">Pertussis (whooping cough)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=782&language=English">Pink eye (conjunctivitis)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=797&language=English">Scabies</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=11&language=English">Strep throat</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=747&language=English">Swimmer's ear (otitis externa)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=787&language=English">Tinea versicolor</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=935&language=English">Urinary tract infection</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=788&language=English">Warts</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Skin inflammation (rash)</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=802&language=English">Heat rash (miliaria)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=789&language=English">Hives</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=800&language=English">Insect bites</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=769&language=English">Poison ivy</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Infestations</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=795&language=English">Head lice</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=513&language=English">Pinworm infestations</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Diseases and common health issues</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Some health issues are common across all ages. Find information on some of the most common everyday health problems encountered at camp.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=949&language=English">Chest pain</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=12&language=English">Colds (viral upper respiratory infections)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=6&language=English">Constipation</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3872&language=English">Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=7&language=English">Diarrhea</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=750&language=English">Earache</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=779&language=English">Fainting</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=30&language=English">Fever</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=29&language=English">Headache</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=763&language=English">Influenza (flu): An overview</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=915&language=English">Kawasaki disease</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=749&language=English">Nosebleed</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=825&language=English">Recurrent abdominal pain</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3&language=English">Soiling (Encopresis)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=748&language=English">Sore throat and tonsillitis</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=907&language=English">Viral gastroenteritis (stomach flu)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=746&language=English">Vomiting</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Allergies and breathing dificulties</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn about common allergies, asthma, what to do if your child has an allergic reaction and how to treat an asthma attack.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=804&language=English">Allergies</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=781&language=English">Anaphylaxis: How to recognize and respond to a severe allergic reaction</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=785&language=English">Asthma: Overview and care after a hospital visit</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Travel</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Information to keep in mind if your child has a health condition and is travelling or is attending camp.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2518&language=English">Diabetes and vacations (and Camp)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2117&language=English">Epilepsy and travel (and Camp)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=903&language=English">Fever in a returning traveller</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1944&language=English">Food allergies and travelling</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Complex care needs at camp</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Your child may have complex care needs that require specialized equipment and treatment. Read about some of these complex care needs below.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=983&language=English">Antegrade continence enema with appendicostomy (Malone antegrade continence enema - MACE)</a></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Cecostomy tubes</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3382&language=English">Cecostomy tube insertion using image guidance</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3384&language=English">Cecostomy tube: Changing your child’s dressing</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3383&language=English">Cecostomy tube: Common problems</a></li></ol></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=978&language=English">Clean intermittent catheterization (CIC): Step-by-step instructions for boys</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=979&language=English">Clean intermittent catheterization (CIC): Step-by-step instructions for girls</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3824&language=English">Equipment and supplies for feeding tube care</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2905&language=English">G/GJ tubes: Caring for your child and their G tube</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1008&language=English">Mitrofanoff: Catheterization and care</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=772&language=English">Pressure ulcers</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1246&language=English">Urinary catheter: Care at home</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Resources</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>A list of camp and outdoor education resources.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://ccamping.org/">Canadian Camping Association</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="http://bccamping.org/">British Columbia Camps Association</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://www.albertacamping.com/">Alberta Camping Association</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://saskcamps.ca/">Saskatchewan Camps Association</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://www.mbcamping.ca/">Manitoba Camping Association</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://www.ontariocampsassociation.ca/">Ontario Camps Association</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://camps.qc.ca/en/parents-et-enfants/accueil">Association des Camps du Québec</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://nbcamping.ca/">Newfoundland and Labrador Camping Association</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://ccamping.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/NLCA-Camp-Contact-Information-2013.pdf">New Brunswick Camping Association</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://www.canspei.ca/about">Camping Association of NS & PEI</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://yukon.ca/en/find-youth-camp">Find a youth camp | Government of Yukon</a></li></ol></div>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Camps_and_Outdoor_Education.jpgcamps, camp

 

 

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