As summer fast approaches, kids start thinking about summer camp. For first-time campers, emotions run the gamut from nervousness to excitement and everything in between. Parents try to comfort their children in each stage of the process and may feel some of these same emotions themselves. Here are 3 ways you can help your child be ready for summer camp.
1. Show Your Excitement About Camp
Summers at Camp Sonshine is an opportunity for your children to explore a world bigger than their home community, and a chance for you and your children to practice letting go. Letting go allows your children to develop new social skills, make new friends, learn about teamwork, and more. This time away also allows parents an opportunity to take care of themselves so that they will feel refreshed when their children return home.
2. Get Ready For Camp Together
Filling out forms and making decisions about camp should be a joint venture, keeping in mind your child’s maturity. If your children feel apart of the decision-making process, their chances of having a positive experience will improve.
3. Provide Plenty Of Details
The more detailed the responses to questions and concerns, the better. Parents’ words will help kids draw the picture in their heads of what camp is going to be like. Talk to your camp director as he or she would have likely spent some time at camp the previous summer. Or maybe talking to an experienced parent can help.
Every part of our program was created to give your child an extraordinary experience. From our quality, trained leadership team you can trust to our safety and security measures we have implemented, you can rest easy knowing that we serious about creating a safe and exciting camp experience, built on our Christian values, for your children.