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7 Ways to Prevent Homesickness at Sleepaway Camp

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Be excited!

Pump your child up by looking through the camp’s brochures and seeing what fun activities await her. Give her books that paint sleepaway camp in a positive light, such as The Summer Camp Mystery (about the Boxcar Children) or Cam Jansen: The Summer Camp Mysteries. Nonfiction options include Lights Out!: Kids Talk About Summer Camp and Sleepaway: The Girls of Summer and the Camps They Love.