Going to an overnight camp for the first time can be an exciting and anxious time. There are resources available to help both parents and campers prepare.
The American Camp Association has some advice for parents.
Bob Ditter, a Boston family therapist and national expert on camp, offers seven tips parents can share with their first-time camper in preparation for camp.
The Family Fun website offers parents and campers with great ideas for packing and easing homesickness. Search for "Summer Camp Strategies" to get more information.
You can also access our main website, www.mocamps.org for camping checklist and other useful resources.