We train our counselors carefully and thoroughly on how to manage homesickness and help children overcome it. Our social workers also closely monitor every camper's progress and are on the lookout for cases of homesickness that seem more severe.
We have enormous stores of techniques to address homesickness, and with your support, the likelihood that we will achieve positive results is extremely high. So if your camper writes you a letter saying or implying that they’re homesick, please call and we'll work together with you and let you know what is happening at the moment. We might ask you to write a specifically worded, upbeat letter, for example, or give us an idea of which activity your child is specifically looking forward to. We'll figure it out together!
Very often, a sad letter usually gives way to proud tales of adventure, fun, and success!
We strongly discourage taking a child home early from camp due to homesickness. Most children who leave camp before the end experience their early departure as a failure; it can have a negative impact on their self-esteem, and teaches withdrawal as a response to challenge.