We thought we would share a few articles with you regarding sending your child to camp. Whether it’s the first time or not, it’s important we get our campers into the right mindset to attend camp, especially during the midst of what we hope is the tailend of this pandemic.
Remember, this summer we have both day and overnight options when you choose a session. We will cater your child’s experience around what you need.
See below for some links:
Messages for an Anxious Camper
“Here are some messages you can give prior to dropping your camper at the bus or at camp. Pick and choose, and of course use your own words, but acknowledge your child’s feelings and empathize with them while holding firm in your confidence in their ability to succeed and your belief that camp will be good for them.”
Note – Audrey Monke is an absolute pro on this stuff and really gets the value of the camp experience.
7 Ways to Help Kids Cope With Anticipated Homesickness
“I know it can be hard on parents when their children take the leap and sleep away from home for the first time – particularly when they are going to be away for an extended period. But it’s right before these challenges, when children are the most anxious about leaving home, that they need us to be their rock.”
Older Kids and Separation Anxiety: How It Happens and What To Do
“Parents tend to think about separation anxiety in babies and toddlers, but older kids can grapple with it too. In fact, grade-schoolers and teenagers can have separation anxiety disorder, which is an extreme fear of being without a parent or caregiver that is out of proportion to the danger it actually poses.”