Have you seen the recent article by Carolyn Butler in the Washington Post about how summer camp teaches kids important life skills? Here it is. Comprised mostly of questions answered by clinical psychologist Maureen Monaghan, and psychologist Michael Thompson, author of Homesick and Happy: How Time Away From Parents Can Help a Child Grow, the article aims to reassure nervous parents that sending their child to a sleepaway summer camp is the “best emotional preparation” for an independent, resilient, successful life. If this is your first time being a camp parent, and your daughter’s first time at a sleepaway camp like Rockbrook, I highly recommend giving it a quick read.
Still a little nervous? Take a look at this article we wrote a few years back.