I guess I never ever thought about not taking our son (with Aspergers Syndrome, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, High Anxiety and one other thing I can't remember). When I first started dating his mother I told her that the summer before I had started buying camping gear with the intention of getting back into it. Darling son has always had issues... but I never worried about it. We tented for a couple of years and there were times where his issues rose to the surface. He really does not like going #2 in a strange bathroom... so sometimes he will hold it for a couple of days. But when we went on a trip 10 days long... day 4 he finally could hold it no more. But he figured out that very few people use the bathroom at 1 a.m. Nuff said. One thing that we did learn is that one must never go without his meds. We went to camp on a Thurs... a big storm brewed up on the lake... we quickly threw everything into my car and sat in my fiancee's car. Hoping it would pass we waited an hour... it did not look like it would so we decided to drive back to her place for the night and go back out in the morning. It was 25 miles. We did not realize his night time pills were in my car... 25 miles away, until it was late and we opted not to go back to camp and get them. He was up all night... the only plus was once we got him to camp and gave him his pills he konked out and slept until 7 that night... daughter was away at her dads.. so mom and I had quality time on the beach! He woke up that night and ate.. went back to bed. Saturday he was back on normal cycle. When he has a meltdown we try to encourage him to keep calm... as the loud wailing tends to attract attention. But he rarely has them as he loves campfires, swimming and has even taken to cycling last summer. And yes camp driveway helps alot! He and his buddies stay in the camper as soon as I get it up!