How do you handle home-sickness?

Home-sickness is quite common — especially for the younger campers. New friends, new daily routine, new sleeping arrangements, new food… the whole experience can be overwhelming.

We are very aware of and sensitive to this challenge. We want all campers to have an exceptional experience at camp. With appropriate encouragement and distraction, young campers usually overcome the feelings in the first day or two.

If there are concerns along these lines, we encourage parents to talk with the Director of their camp session. If homesick feelings linger, the Director may give parents a call or email just to touch base about how things are going. We have countless stories of campers who are homesick at first, but then settle into camp life and end up loving it, hoping to come back the following year.

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