Going to sleepaway camp or on a parent-free trip can be downright terrifying. Here’s how to ease the transition and make sure your kid has such a good time, they’ll beg to go back next summer.
Prep in advance by making them a weeklong care package.
Which can of course be altered depending on the number of days they’ll be away. They can open each envelope, containing a little note or a treat or what have you, on each designated day. Hopefully, by the end of their time they’ll be having so much fun with their new buddies that they won’t even remember to open it. Get the directions for this project here.
Pack a letter-writing satchel.
Complete with pens, stamps, postcards, and a letter of your own for them to respond to. It’ll help kick off the back-and-forth without stress. (Besides, what eight-year-old remembers to pack stamps? I am 23 and have to scramble to find one literally every time I need to pay a bill.)
And for kids who aren’t super into writing about themselves, a simple form letter could do the trick.
This’ll help give you peace of mind too.
Do it the old-fashioned way and smuggle in candy by any means necessary.
The enema fluid might be overkill, but even the most hawkeyed counselor probably won’t check inside that box.