Eden Village prides itself on being a warm, inclusive, nurturing environment for Jewish children from all walks of life. We strive to work hand-in-hand with parents to create the necessary collaboration to support each child where they are, including discreetly supporting them with issues of nighttime bladder control.

We believe developing nighttime bladder control should not be an impediment to a child having a meaningful camp experience here at Eden Village. As caregivers, we’ve all been there - changing wet sheets in the morning. And even though a child will often feel like he or she is the only one still wetting the bed at night, statistically, this simply isn’t true. Delayed nighttime bladder control is extremely common in children, especially for boys, and should not stand in the way of attending camp.

What your child needs to be able to do and accept:

  1. Wear a pull-up at night. This means remembering to discreetly put on his or her own pull-up every night without a reminder from the counselor, and remembering to discreetly discard the pull-up in the morning.

  2. There will be a small trash can in the stall of the bunk bathroom to discard the pull-up, but we highly recommend also sending a small package of odor blocking plastic bags in which to wrap the pull-up first.

  3. Sleep on a bottom bunk, so the package of pull-ups can be discreetly stored under the bed.

  4. Discreetly tell a counselor if they need new sheets, despite wearing the pull-up. The counselors will know that the child wears a pull up, so the request for new sheets will not come as a surprise.

  5. The child does not need to say they wet the bed nor why they need new sheets; they simply need to ask for new sheets and the counselor will provide them. The counselor will provide the camper will a new set of camp sheets, bring the soiled sheets to the be washed, and help the camper make their bed. 
  6. However, the counselors will not check your child’s bed in the mornings to see if it’s wet.

What you as a parent need to be able to do and accept:

  1. Send an adequate supply of pull-ups for your child’s length of stay.

  2. Rent camp sheets instead of sending your own from home. This will facilitate laundering and replacing sheets when necessary.

  3. Understand that counselors and other staff will not check your child’s bed in the morning to see if the bed is wet. It is your child’s responsibility to discreetly let a counselor know if they need new sheets. If your child does inform their counselor, the counselor will discreetly help your child change the bedding.

  4. Understand that if your child is not forthcoming about needing new sheets, it’s possible they may sleep on soiled sheets until they tell a counselor and ask for assistance.

Please contact Beth, our Director of Parent Engagement and Development and Development, with questions, concerns, or to create a support plan for your child.