Is Your Child Getting Cold Feet About Starting Summer Camp?

Written by Laura Pierce - Owner/Director, Camp Birchmont

This is natural for children but can be unnerving for parents…Here’s a good read which offers some practical suggestions to start off the summer on the right foot. We will also be discussing anxiety and homesickness with our counselors during Staff Orientation Week. It’s important to understand that not every child will come to camp raring to go; a little empathy and re-assurance can go a long way. Once children feel immediately welcomed and actively engaged, anxious feelings dissipate rather quickly.

Although this is our 30th summer directing, every summer feels like a new adventure. We are excited to begin another great camp Birchmont season!

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13 Tips for Helping Anxious Kids Enjoy Summer Camp »

How to clear the fear to make way for a formative experience

From: The Child Mind Institute