Summer is just around the corner and many Calgarian parents are in planning mode. Whether it’s their first time away or their fifth, worrying about summer camp is never easy! What should I pack? Drama or basketball? What do I do if they get homesick? Residential or day camp?
We’ve got you covered with this round-up of our best-ever camp articles. Whatever your worries, we can help!
Still looking for the perfect camp? Don’t forget to check out our 2017 Summer Camp & Program Guide for a huge range of options for every interest, age, and budget!
Preparing for Camp
10 Tips to Prepare Kids for Summer Camp by Lisa Evans
Homesickness and Anxiety
Drop-Off Day at Summer Camp: Are You ‘Parent-Ready’? by Ashley Talmadge
Homesick, Not Helpless: Even Confident Campers Get the Blues by Ashley Talmadge
How to Handle Homesickness (Without Bringing Kids Home) by Heidi Smith Luedtke, Ph.D.
Tips and Advice
10 Benefits of Summer Camp by Christa Melnyk Hines
Keep Camping Stress Free with Four Simple Tips! by Erin Hayzelden
The Sleepover Camp Handbook by Jan Udlock
The 4-1-1 For First-Time Campers by Richard Bavaria, Ph.D.
Choosing a Camp
Away-Camps: Letting Go Helps Kids Grow by Gayla Grace
Choosing the Perfect Camp for Each Child in the Family by Christa Katz
Capture the Benefits of Sports Camp by Gayla Grace
Checklist for Choosing a Summer Camp by Sara Middleton
Happy Camper Checklist by Christa Melnyk Hines