For most campers, the first week at boys camp is the hardest. It takes a little while to adjust and to get used to their new routine at Camp Shohola and missing home is completely normal! With the first week of boys camp near New York behind us, campers have adjusted and are having an amazing time. We don’t allow boys to call, write, or email home for the first week, but since that is over, it’s the perfect time to send them something!

The important thing to remember is that no matter what you decide to send to your son will be appreciated. The easiest way to keep in touch with your son at boys camp is through email. You can also send letters or call, but emails are the easiest and most recommended form of communication. When writing, make sure to ask questions that initiate a response and focus on the positive parts of boys camp. Avoid mentioning the things he is missing when he’s not home. The feelings of homesickness at boys camp are unavoidable and often made worse when they think about things that they are missing while away. Instead, ask him a lot of questions about fun things at boys camp! Ask him about what his favorite boys camp activities are so far. Has he learned any new skills or tricks and is there anything that he is thinking about continuing once he gets home at the end of the summer? If you toured the campgrounds before he left, ask him if he has gone to any of the boys camp facilities that you visited on the tour. Another great thing to ask is about all of his new friends! Within the first week, boys will all get to know each other and your son will make tons of new friends. Ask him about things that you know he will be able to elaborate on. By doing this, you are allowing him to reflect and remember all of the fun things he has been doing since he got to camp!

Camp Shohola is the best boys camp near New York for your son next summer. To get more information or to schedule a tour, call Camp Shohola today at (570)-371-4760!

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