7 Ways to Prevent Homesickness at Sleepaway Camp

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Be prepared.

Believe it or not, you can avoid homesickness before camp even begins. Encourage your budding camper to attend sleepovers at friends’ houses to get used to the idea of being away from you. Take her shopping for cool camping gear and test it out at home. Pack well, pack early, and make sure she understands how to take care of her daily routines in a different environment.