10 Tips for Surviving Your Child’s First Summer at Sleep-Away Camp


The contract is signed, the payment has been made and there is no turning back. Panic, fear and anxiety set in and you can’t breathe. Your child is going to Sleep-Away camp, for the first time.

Sleep-Away camp can be a rite of passage, and the decision to send your child away is a big one. The first summer,(and the preceding months)is especially big. Children learn responsibility without a parent rushing to solve every crisis. They take care of themselves and work things out on their own. Sleep-Away camp isn’t just a great way for a child to take some healthy risks and gain independence, it’s great for a parent as well.

From the folks at Scary Mommy, comes this helpful list of 10 Do’s and Don’ts to help make the transition easier for you.

You will survive; we promise!

Read here for your top 10 tips for surviving your child’s first summer at sleep-away camp.