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From Homesick Kid to Happy Camper - Expert Tips for Preparing Your Child (and Yourself) for Overnight Camp

Horseback riding, canoe wars, Frisbee golf, anxiety, loneliness and stomachaches – summer camp can be a bittersweet mix of fun activities and homesick moments. Separation from parents and home is an important developmental milestone for children, but homesickness can put a real damper on a kid’s experience.

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Countdown to Summer Camp

The hard part is over. You’ve picked the place, you’ve picked the dates. Your child is now ready to embark on another life-changing outing to Summer Camp – almost. There are still those pesky details like planning, packing and preparing your child for a week, or two, away from home.

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Camp is for Everyone! Insider’s Guide to Choosing a Summer Camp

Today, there are camps to meet every interest, price range and schedule. Knowing your options, as well as your child’s personality, will help you identify programs from which your child will benefit most.

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Camp Considerations

Myths vs. Facts

We are constantly barraged with information about camps – from emails to headline news to parents talking on the sidelines at little league. Sometimes it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. You will want to know what’s true and what’s not true as you answer the all-important question: What will I do with my kids this summer? To help guide you, here is a compiled list of myths versus facts about camps.

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