7 Ways to Prevent Homesickness at Sleepaway Camp

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Recruit a friend.

Talk to the parents of your kid's friends to see if you can find a camping buddy for your child to go with, especially if you’re concerned that she’ll have trouble making friends with fellow campers. A familiar face can help to smooth over the transition and give your child a sense of home. If all goes well this time, then next summer she can try going to camp solo.