Camp isn’t for everyone. Some kids take a year (or more) to really enjoy and value the experience at a sleepaway camp. And other kids know at age 5 that they were born to be a camp kid.
Regardless of whether or not you’ve been considering camp for your child, sleepaway camp is a fantastic opportunity for kids to “learn to navigate situations without you,” as psychologist Jerry Weichman, Ph.D says.
At Fleur de Lis, when we have a conversation with a family who is interested in joining our Fleur de Lis community and sending their daughter to camp, we want to understand their expectations and what they are looking for in a camp. Our camp is based around friendship and trying new things: we aren’t a sports camp with lots of competition, nor are we a high-end camp complete with maid service.
So, after the decision is made to register your child for sleepaway camp, there are more decisions to be made: what type of camp will fit your family best?
Parents.com has a fantastic article on how to figure out these steps with your child and to set them up for success at sleepaway camp if it is, indeed, the right fit.
How to Tell if Sleepaway Camp is Right for your Kid | Parents.com