Summer camp: parents' concerns

Anxiety about sending kids to camp is normal

Many children today are raised in a protective environment, where parents walk or drive them to school and arrange structured play dates. For moms and dads who are reluctant to let their sheltered children even walk to the end of their own street alone, the thought of sending kids off to a residential summer camp can be downright overwhelming. Read more

    My child's ready for camp, but I'm not

    As a parent you want to expose your child to a range of activities that provide opportunities for growth, development and learning. Camp is a perfect fit.

    You are likely more nervous about your child going to camp for the first time than they will be, but don't let that hold your child back.

    Of course, you'll miss your children if they're away, but don't deny them the chance to gain from a rewarding experience and be part of a unique community.

    Learning to let go... and why you should

    Four years ago, Stephen Bartoloni was a camp-parent novice, this is his story about how he dealt with sending his daughter away to camp. Learn more ›

    How short or how long? Day or Residential?

    A week? Two weeks? A month? What's worth keeping in mind if you and your child are first timers. Learn more ›

    My child has special needs

    Many camps offer integrated programs, others are entirely devoted to children with specific needsLearn more ›

    Safety at a summer camp

    An obvious concern for all parents is whether their child will be well taken care ofLearn more ›


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