Overnight Camp Readiness

The signs that your child is ready and raring to got to overnight camp.

Overnight Camp Ready

Are you thinking that this summer you’re going to send your child off to an overnight camp for a week or two?  They can be a great experience for children who are ready for it. Question is, can you prepare a child for sleepover camp and how do you know that your child is ready for it in the first place? Dr. Michael Thompson, author of Homesick and Happy says there are some pretty clear signs. “The most important predictor for success at camp is being able to do sleepovers. So if you have a child who loves doing sleepovers, loves going to friends, loves going to their grandparents, you’ve probably got a kid who’s a camper. If you’ve got a kid who’s a little shaky about that, you may want to say to him or her, ‘let’s get some practice.  Why don’t you do some sleepovers? Go to your aunt and uncles.’ Those sleepovers are the single best practice. You should also talk about your own experience of homesickness and how you overcame it. So you share your own experiences.”

The Parent Report’s guest expert is Dr. David Posen, author of The Little Book of StressRelief.

Adapted from The Parent Report Radio Show. Any advice or information contained herein should never be a substitute for professional and/or medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. For more information please review Terms of Service.

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