Preparing for overnight camp is more than packing lists, buying enough sunscreen and saying good bye. Children who understand what to expect from one week, two weeks or four weeks at Camp Sea Gull and Camp Seafarer will have the best experiences and chance for independence and personal growth.
One of the easiest ways to help your child prepare is to sit down and show him or her the Camp website. The Activities page and cabin virtual tours can be really useful for a child getting a feel for day to day life at Camp.
Another way is to attend a Camp Night. Camp Nights are hosted in cities up and down the East Coast. Camp staff and directors attend and lots of Camp alumni attend as well. It's a great way to meet other Camp families and get questions answered.
Returning campers are experienced. Parents, you can find Forms for Enrolled Campers and Packing Lists on the website as well.
Camp Nights are also a great way to reconnect with campers before Camp. Find a schedule of upcoming events here.