7 Ways to Prevent Homesickness at Sleepaway Camp

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It’s completely natural for a first-time camper to have butterflies in her stomach leading up to camp—and as a parent, it can be hard to watch your child feel anxious. By avoiding temptation to scrap summer camp plans and focusing on getting your kid excited about the hands-on fun she’ll have, you’ll set her up for an adventure where she’ll make friends, learn new skills and build independence.

For more hands-on ways to get your kid pumped for her summer adventure, check out our outdoor activities and camp-themed worksheets.