Messages for an Anxious Camper

June 8, 2013

The American Camp Association “Parents Place” blog featured an article from Audrey Monke that offers some practical advice for anxious campers. The article also makes mention of Homesick and Happy.

An excerpt:

This post is for those of you who have decided that your child is going to camp, and especially for those of you who had a previously excited camper who is now having last-minute camp anxiety. Here are some messages you can give prior to dropping your camper at the bus or at camp. Pick and choose, and of course use your own words, but acknowledge your child’s feelings and empathize with them while holding firm in your confidence in their ability to succeed and your belief that camp will be good for them.

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