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7 Ways to Prevent Homesickness at Sleepaway Camp

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Stay positive.

Don’t write anything to your child that will make her feel like she is missing out by being away from home. Saying “We miss you so much,” “Wish you were here” or “Guess what you missed” can make your child long for home, rather than focusing on making friends and having fun. Your attitude toward summer camp will rub off on your child.