Camp fires, group sing-alongs, swimming and more can only mean one thing - Summer Camp Season has arrived!

June 5th, 2012 by By GRCF

Getting ready to send your child off to summer camp can be nerve-racking, difficult and exciting for all.

The experience may be completely new for your family, or it may be an old summer routine, either way, you and your loved ones are in for a day, a week or a whole summer of fantastic moments.

So, what do you do now?

“It is important to prepare your child for a camp experience, whether it is for a one-week sleep away camp near your town or a four-week camp out-of-state,” said Myra Pravda, RN, MSN at

Some tips and tricks of the trade:

  1. Go over the daily schedule with your child so there are no surprises.
  2. Learn as much as you can about camp life – for your own mindset and for your child.
  3. Send letters before camp begins so mail is waiting when he/she arrives.
  4. Don't buy expensive clothing for camp because clothes tend to get dirty, torn, scratched, grass stains, etc.
  5. Put the camper's name on everything from clothes to toothpaste.
  6. Send along pictures of your family and pets so your child can show them to his/her bunk mates.
  7. Pack some of your child's favorite pre-packaged goodies.
  8. Prepare yourself for your child going off to camp.

For more on Choosing a Camp, Preparing for Camp, Packing Tips and Camp Health – checkout these helpful Blogs and Websites:

Off to Camp

Camp Experts


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