If this is your child’s first year to attend sleep-away camp, there are preparations that can be made to help your child acclimate to the experience.
By Judith E. Lipson, M.A., LPC
Building excitement about the trip is usually a benefit. Allow your child to help gather supplies: flash lights, mini-fans, swimsuit, sweatshirts, rain ponchos, flip-flops; the list goes on and on! Having your child help with selections increases excitement. Since it’s not uncommon for items to be muddied, torn, or lost, keep new purchases to a minimum.
For the child who has a tendency to become overly excited or has difficulty with transitions, [Read more…]