Camp Questions Parents Need to Consider

62_Benefits of Summer Camp_133Summer 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

Packing for Camp – It’s About More Than Your Child’s Socks and Underwear by Sue LeBreton

10 Tips to Prepare Kids for Summer Camp by Lisa Evans

From Homesick Kid to Happy Camper – Expert Tips for Preparing Your Child (And Yourself) For Overnight Camp by Julie Steed

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

Summer Camp 101: An Age-by-Age Guide to Making the Most of Your Child’s Summer by Gayla Grace

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

Choosing a Summer Camp – How to Pick One They’ll Talk About all Year Long! by Eve Eifler

Happy Camper Checklist by Christa Melnyk Hines

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