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Preparing Your Child to Attend Summer Camp

Friday, June 15, 2018/by Kabeyun/Go Back

Preparing Your Child to Attend Summer Camp

One of the ways to ensure that your child has a positive experience at camp is to prepare them before they leave home. Everything from working through their pre-camp jitters to ensuring that everything on the packing list makes it inside their bag. Doing a little bit of preparation prior to departure can make their camp experience start off on a positive note!

Aside from checking off everything on your camp packing list, it is recommended that parents do a few additional things to help prepare their sons for camp. Here are a few steps that you can do to help make sure that your child is completely prepared for a fun-filled summer at the best of summer camps in New England—Camp Kabeyun!

  • Take some time to review the camp’s website or brochure, if possible attend a camp open house so that your child has a better idea of what camp is going to be like and what they can expect.
     
  • Learn about the different facilities offered at camp. Children who are from urban areas may not be accustomed to total darkness, which means they won’t have experience using flashlights to find their way to the bathroom at night. If possible, take a trip as a family out into nature and allow  your child to get accustomed to the sights and sounds that are found in the great outdoors!
     
  • Let your child help pack their bag for camp. This allows them to have a sense of ownership over their camp experience. Make sure that all clothes that go to camp have been worn before and washed before going into their bag.
     
  • Talk to your child about the ways in which you will be able to communicate with them while they are away at camp. Different camps have different policies regarding phone calls while your child is at camp. Be sure that you and your child are aware of your camp’s policy and have alternate plans in place. Be sure to send your child with adequate stationary supplies and stamps so that they will be able to write home as much as they wish.

Following these tips will help ensure that your child has the most memorable experience they possibly can at the most elite of the summer camps in New England—Camp Kabeyun. With a plethora of activities to choose from, there is sure to be something for every boy who elects to spend their summer on the shores of beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee. If you are looking for a summer camp that will push your son to learn independence and learn life long lessons, Camp Kabeyun is the camp for him.

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