Preparing for Camp

A great way to prepare for summer camp is to attend one of the council's many outdoor activities.

You can find a variety of camp experiences from one day to a weekend. View our activity calendar.

Here are some additional things you can do before summer that will help her at camp:

  1. If she hasn’t had much experience sleeping away from home or in a rustic setting, set up some practice times. You might camp together in the backyard or have her spend the weekend at a relative’s house.
  2. Introduce your daughter to camp by attending events there, like  camp’s open house. Meet the staff and introduce your daughter. Familiar faces and places on the first day of camp is very comforting.
  3. Let your daughter know how excited you are that she is going to camp! She’ll pick  up on your enthusiasm. Look over the camp materials together and talk about which activities she wants to try.
  4. Set summer goals to achieve at camp—for example make a new friend, learn something new,  go off the diving board for the first time, etc. Let her know that camp is a fun, safe place that is full of new and exciting adventures.
  5. Talk about communications with your daughter during camp.  You can email your daughter everyday.   We encourage campers to write home.  However,  she will not have access to a telephone and cell phones are not permitted. 
Prepare for summer camp by attending an activity or weekend at one of our camps! View council activity calendar

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