As summer begins, millions of children head to summer camp - eager, excited and...homesick? Research indicates that homesickness is the norm, and not the exception. It is common for campers to feel a tinge of homesickness at some point during the camp session. So, how can parents help? By exercising a little preparation and patience, parents can help ease any homesickness in their otherwise happy campers.
Before you know it, it’ll be time to pack the sunscreen, swimsuits and bug spray for summer camp. But how do you pick the right camp for your child? What about safety issues? With so many camps to choose from, where do you start? These questions can help.
Once your child has decided to attend summer camp there are many things you should ensure take place. As in any endeavor you undertake as a family, you will want to ensure success. Preparation will reduce anxiety for both of you and will also go a long way to making sure you both feel comfortable with the unfamiliar situation of your child being away from home.
Calgary’s Child Magazine © 2019 Calgary’s Child