Camp has been known to help campers gain independence and learn some soft skills in communication, cooperation, and kindness. All kids can benefit from this! It’s hard to say that one indicator is universal for all future campers, but we would suggest just asking your child if he or she is ready! Opening up the conversation at first can be all the answer you need. We don’t at all want any camper to be “forced” into camp or a situation that they are not ready for. However, we find that while going to sleep-away camp for the first time may be scary, the benefits that our campers walk away with greatly overshadow their initial trepidations. The real question is… “How do I know when I am ready to send my child to sleep-away camp?”. Sometimes, a parent’s own fear keeps a camper from growing here at camp. Try sleepovers, overnight stays at the grandparents or friends, or weekend trips away from home! These may be helpful indicators for how to determine you and your camper’s readiness. If you’d like to talk more about your camper’s readiness, give us a call!