This Saturday, June 28 is National Backyard Campout Day

English: Modern 'dome' tent

When my son was young, my husband and I would pitch a tent on the deck or in the backyard to enjoy the “modified” camping life. I was never a camper, but the thought of the campfire, smores and the stars was always enough for me to get excited. Problem, I would usually end up in the house by midnight due to allergies. Now, looking back, why didn’t I take an antihistamine to get through? My son, now a teenager, would laugh at the thought of us tenting it in the backyard. Don’t let the summer slip by without camping out!  Time goes by too fast, not to enjoy the simple pleasures in life and smores!

Here are some additional articles from our on-line health library, that will prepare you for this year’s National Backyard Campout Day.


About Lisa Michels

Lisa Michels, APNP, nurse practitioner, works collaboratively with the Agnesian Cancer Care team helping patients effectively manage symptoms associated with their cancer treatments. She also works with Agnesian HealthCare surgeons and radiologists to identify individuals at increased risk for breast and other cancers. Her passion is in early detection and prevention of breast cancer, as well as monitoring the status of breast cancer survivors.

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