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5 Questions To Ask Before Allowing Your Child To Attend Summer Camp

Is your 7 or 8 year old child is clamoring for a summer camp? It is better that you ask yourself some questions to have an idea if they are really camp ready before you let him or her to go into such activity.

Question number 1. Is your child okay sleeping away from home – is your kid spent time sleeping away from home like at their friend’s or grandparent’s home and is he/she comfortable at sleepovers with groups of kids or does he/she ask to go home in middle of the night? Despite the fact that summer camps have long stretch of time, if your child does well in staying elsewhere, then he or she has a great chance of easily adjusting to the camp.

Question number 2. Is your little one independent – by being in a sleepaway, expect it to require certain level of independence from your child. Even with minimal supervision, kids should be able to know how to take care of their belongings and of themselves. From keeping track of clothes, figuring out camp schedules and brushing teeth are some of the basic skills to which your child will need at the camp. And although there are counselors to supervise and help them out, campers are expected to be independent and responsible even for basics of cabin living.

Question number 3. Does your kid easily adjust to new situations – is your child can quickly adjust to new places and situations and does he/she can make friends easily? If yes, then it’s likely that he or she will have easy transition to new settings, acquaintances and routines of the summer camp. A child on the other hand who is warming up and tends to be a homebody may need help to adjust to sleepaway camp experience. And with regards to this matter, it will be wise to go to camps with friends or attending the same camp as sibling.

Question number 4. Can your future camper know how to follow directions – just one part of being at the camp is learning how to cooperate with counselors, adult leaders and other staffs. Your child must treat staffs with respect and must be able and ready to follow instructions. From climbing, swimming, sailing, gymnastics, canoeing and so on, there are so many things that campers can learn. And to get the most from this experience, being a good listener and cooperate with leaders and instructors is a must.

Question number 5. Does the camp have short sessions – as a matter of fact, there are camps that are offering the option of shorter sessions for first time campers.

Find the answer to these questions first before you let your child to be in a summer camp.

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