7 Ways to Prevent Homesickness at Sleepaway Camp
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.