Preparing for camp

Physical and mental preparations for summer camp.

The keys to preparation

Assuming you have chosen and registered for a camp (and an overnight camp in particular: this guide is most relevant to overnight camp), all that is left is to prepare for the big send-off.

The period before camp calls for both physical and psychological preparations.Familiarity can calm fears and worries about anything... [Read More]

The Dos and Don'ts of preparing for camp

Preparing for camp can be an exciting time. It is important to understand what is needed for preparation—from packing to communicating, and all the in-between. This DOs & DON’Ts checklist should serve as a guide to help while you prepare.... [Read More]

Summer camp packing lists

What your child needs to bring to camp will vary on the camp type, length of stay and your child's age. The needs for overnight camp are also more extensive than those for day camp, but here's a helpful general guide to get you started.... [Read More]

When homesickness strikes

A question frequently asked by new camp parents is, “What if my child is homesick?”

The good news is that the majority of new campers never experience homesickness. They are too busy having fun, meeting new friends and trying new activities to even think about home. Some may experience a few tears settling i... [Read More]

Communicating with your child at summer camp

What if you want to communicate with your child while they are away at camp?

The camp should provide youwith contact information and procedures.

Parents who are accustomed to communicating instantly with their children by cell phone, email or text messaging may have to adjust their expectations, however. Members of the s... [Read More]


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