Sleep-away camp is a childhood ritual that every child should be able to enjoy. But for children who wet the bed, sleeping away from home can be a scary prospect. Kids who suffer from this condition are often worried that other campers will discover their secret, or that camp staff won’t be supportive. But the truth is that most camps are well-prepared to help kids with this common childhood issue, and camp staff are committed to making sure every child has a great camp experience.
Feeling anxious about sending your child away to camp this summer? Fret no more. This list of life skills reminds you of all of the reasons to send your kid to camp in the first place. Remember, being away from the comforts of home offers your camper growth opportunities in a wide variety of competencies. Best of all, once your kid is safely dropped off at camp, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy some much-needed downtime, knowing your child will return home transformed by their experiences. Here are 30 skills to remind you why camp is always a good idea for your child, as well as a panacea for 21st century predilections.
Are you sending your child (gulp!) to overnight camp for the first time this summer? No worries, the kids at camps will have fun - it’s the parents who need the peace of mind. And getting the right items packed should help alleviate a little of this anxiety for you. This collected and curated advice about what to pack comes to you from parents who have been there, done that (and a few who were campers themselves as youngsters). These tips might be the only packing list you need.
Searching for Summer Camps in Calgary? Here’s Help!
I still remember the Excel spreadsheet my husband created when our son was in grade school. We were trying to patch together multiple summer-day-camp options that would be fun and enriching for him and that also would, frankly, help us out with childcare while we both worked. We talked with friends, read everything we could get our hands on, poured over websites... and cobbled together a plan. What we didn’t have was great advice - like the tips from our experts below – on how to go about the whole process. With this advice, you’ll know where to start looking, what questions to ask – and you’ll even nab a few tips on what to do once you’ve chosen the right camp(s) for your child.
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