CAMP IDEA: Minimizing Home Sickness

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Today, you’ll hear some ideas for dealing with homesickness at camp, through both preventative and responsive measures.

Before Camp:

  1. Letter to Parents with helpful hints for homesickness, and a link to information like this.
  2. Expectations and rules made clear…about parent visits, phone calls, letters, etc.

At Camp:

  1. No “Mail Call” – see this podcast for more information on this
  2. No phone calls
  3. Having assigned leaders who have strategies for dealing with homesickness, including these:
    1. “It’s a big deal”
    2. “What’s happening here at camp?”
    3. “Take your thoughts captive”

How do you deal with homesickness at your camps? Let us know in the comment section below.

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