What if my camper gets homesick?

Our counselors are trained to respond to homesick campers with extra love and attention.  We try to keep campers engaged in the activities of the day.  In extreme cases, we will call the parent for additional guidance and arrange for the camper to call home.  You can help prevent homesickness by communicating with your child about what to expect at camp, building their confidence in being away from home, and telling them that camp will be a fun and positive experience.  Please instruct your child to communicate with his or her counselor if they feel sad, upset or uncomfortable while at camp.  We recommend that you do not tell your camper that you will pick them up if they are struggling.  In our experience, campers who think they have the option to go home mid-session often show more signs of homesickness.