How To Make Sure Your Son Enjoys Sleepaway Camp

Sending your son to camp next summer is the perfect place for kids to make memories, meet new friends, and most importantly have fun! We’re Camp Shohola, a boys camp in Pennsylvania and one of the best around. Our boys camp will give your son the chance to be himself, become independent, and build friendships that will last a lifetime.

The idea of a boys sleepaway camp sounds great to many kids. But, many children also get anxious when it comes time to leave home for the first time. Remember, this feeling is normal. Most children, no matter the age, experience some kind of anxiety, or fear of leaving home for the first time. This anxiety can also cause parents to feel uneasy about sending their child to a camp for the first time. At Shohola, we want to make sure both parents and kids are prepared. Here are some tips for parents to help your child have the most memorable summer camp experience.

How do I decide which camp is best for my child?

Many parents simply sign their child up for any camp, without doing any research into the programs and boys camp activities that are offered. Every camper is unique, which is why it important to really research the best summer camp for your child and to see what they would like to participate in while at camp. This is where Camp Shohola excels. We understand that each camper has their own interests, which is our boys summer camp offers so many activities and programs for our campers to choose from.

How far away should the camp be?

When looking for the best boys camp, distance definitely comes into consideration. How far away do you want your child to be? How far away does your child want to be? Many parents are fine with sending their child across the country to go to camp. Other parents may want to be a car ride away. This is an important discussion to have with your kids. Get their input, and be supportive. Remember, they have to spend the time at camp, so you want to make sure they will be happy there!

How do I prepare my child for camp?

Many parents and campers panic when it comes time to start packing for boys camp. Our best tip, make a list! Check off each item as you put it in the bag, and you will be A-Ok! In a last minute packing situation, many parents start overpacking bags with extra clothing. Having extras is a good idea, but packing for a 3 month vacation is a little excessive! If you have any questions, call the camp. The staff can advise you on what is needed and not needed. Encourage your child to bring stationary to write letters to friends!

What can I do when my child is at camp?

Do you love getting handwritten letters? Your child will too! How often do your children receive hand-written letters these days? The feeling of opening a letter can be comforting and also exciting for your camper! Tell them you’d love to hear from them. Ask them for a postcard, describing camp. You’ll be able to tell if your child is feeling homesick. This letter could help get rid of that longing for home.

At Camp Shohola, we want to make the decision process, and summer camp experience as enjoyable as possible. We encourage you to call us and ask any questions you may have, and better yet, schedule a camp tour! You can call us, the best boys sleepaway camp in Pennsylvania, at (570)-371-4760 today!