As schools end it is clear, SUMMER IS HERE! With it comes lots of welcome changes, including warmer weather, unscheduled time, and summer trips and camps. It is a time for kids to spread their wings and take a breath. Many parents are sending their children to sleepaway camp for the very first time. Some kids are thrilled and anticipate all the fun they will have. Others are unsure and might be anxious about what making new friends and what to expect at camp.
We have found a new book written by a middle school student that might help put new campers’ minds at ease. It is titled Notes from the Camp Bunk: A Guide for First-Time Campers from a Camper Amazon offers this description: “This young author, Eden Martin, a middle school student and camper, has written a reassuring guide for kids 7-14 who will be attending sleepaway camp for the first time. She offers the unique perspective of a young camper who has been to camp herself for several summers. Topics covered include: what is so great about camp, a day in the life of a camper, sleeping and eating at camp, coping with homesickness and what to pack.”
Parents and campers alike can benefit from this great resource!