Your kids are at that age where they are ready to pack their bags and, leave for sleepaway camps. Most kids attending these camps can adjust faster than others, who find it difficult. The following are some pointers to assist parents in ensuring that their kids have fun at their sleep away camps.
Ensure that Your Kid is Prepared to Make the Leap
If you want to know if your kids are ready for the overnight camp, look at how well they act and respond to the idea. If your son has good self-esteem, can reason for himself, is outgoing, responds nicely to time away from family, makes friends easily and is excited by new experiences, he will probably love overnight camp.
Involve Your Child in the Selection Process
You should sit down with your kids and decide as to how long they would like the camping experience to last, and the kinds of activities they would like to participate in. The most important thing when selecting a camp may not be its location, amenities or activities but the camp’s philosophy and principles. It is necessary to click on their websites and go through important their brochures to get more information with regards to this. Finding out as much as possible about sleep away camps you might want your child to go to, will help you choose the best fit for your child.
Stay Positive About the Camp Experience
Upon selecting a sleep away camp for their kids, parents usually worry too much of their kids stay in those camps. It is difficult for most parents to be away from their kids than it is for kids and they are advised not to burden their kids with this feeling. Never promise a child if they get homesick that they could come home since it will ensure the failure of the camp. Convey to your kids that you’re excited for them and, you know that it’s going to be an excellent experience.
Involve Your Children in All the Preparations
Read through together of what the overnight camp says. Go for shopping and pack together using the checklist of items your kids are required to carry.
Ensure Your Child can Look After Himself
It is important to note that in sleep away camps, children are required to do most of the things on their own. They have to unpack their luggage, shower and wash independently, sort their laundry, etc. Caring for themselves may mean more than simply personal hygiene. You should also teach your child the importance of speaking out if he or she is too cold, not feeling well, being treated unfairly or has a personal need that is being not met. This will go a long way in ensuring an amazing sleepaway camp for your kids.