While you might be planning visits to museums and outings to the park with your children this summer, I’ll be sending my two girls to camp. I love my children and enjoy spending time with them, but I know I can’t give them what a summer spent at camp can. I’m aware that just by being with them and helping them with their daily routines, I’m inadvertently taking away some of the important life skills I know they need to become successful adults. Here’s why giving your child the gift of camp, whether day or overnight, is one of the best experiences you could provide for your children’s social-emotional well-being.
After a few weeks away, your child is finally home from overnight camp! While your child is excited to see you again, returning to life at home can be difficult. After all, they were accustomed to the bubble of camp, where there is a strong community and each minute is spent with their close friends and counselors. Here are a few tips to help your child cope with “campression” and transition back into life at home.