“Like Any Other Camp”: Experiences and lessons learned from an integrated day camp for children with heart disease

Summer camps for children living with heart disease can have a profound impact on well-being. However, specialized camps often require extensive resources (i.e., 24-h medical staff supervision) and may be located in far remote settings. Integrating children with heart disease into mainstream day camps may address these barriers. The purpose of this study is to describe the experience of attending an integrated day camp from the perspectives of children with heart disease and their parents.

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  1. Patricia Longmuir

    Senior Scientist, CHEO Research Institute

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