Around the start of camp I always get flooded with parent emails & calls.. mostly from our young folks camper parents, who are understandably a little nervous about their young one starting day camp...
My advice is always to share your confidence and trust with your child, because the more nervous the parent seems, the more insecure the camper will feel (Secure Attachment 101 👍👍) .
Ultimately, you know your child's needs best. Some campers really do need a little 10 minutes of parent comfort at the start and then they're fine. Others, need the parent to rip the band-aid off and just go! 😉 .
Luckily, we have the most amazing staff, who are highly skilled youth development pros, & know how to comfort children & get them acclimated quickly! 🎉