7 Ways to Prevent Homesickness at Sleepaway Camp
Sleepaway camps can be a great experience that helps kids build independence, social skills and a love of the outdoors. But for a kid who is homesick at summer camp, it can be a tough week to live through. But this shouldn't deter you or your child, says Gregg Parker, owner and director of Camp Waziyatah in Waterford, Maine. "Don’t let fear rule the day," he says. "You shouldn’t force your child into camp, but encourage them strongly so they don’t back out of something that will be wonderful and a great experience for them.” Learn how you can help your child make summer camp one to remember ... for all the right reasons!