I am sitting here today and can’t believe how much I miss you. It hurts a little bit. Maybe because in one year at camp you grew up so fast – or because I know you will be so much more grown up when you get back in August….
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t the age of 13 years old I decided it would be a great idea to embark on a 3-week journey to Fiji for an organized, teen community service trip. I was abnormally calm considering I was about to travel to a foreign country alone for nearly a month. My parents nervously dropped me off at JFK, and as I was checking into the flight, asked me one more time, “are you sure you want to do this?” I turned around, all of the sudden filled with nerves, and unsteadily said “absolutely!”
I’ve been following lots of different stores and websites that sell camp items in the hopes of finding some great visiting day swag for my son. Here’s the problem…1) He’s a boy and doesn’t care about all the (awesome) camp jewelry etc (but would it be weird if I bought it for myself?!) 2) He’s not a candy kid…
I’m not going to lie, I started hearing murmurs of other camp families getting their first letter yesterday and then I was consumed with the thought of mine. When was I going to hear from my new camper? Is he happy? Does he like his bunk? Then it all pays off… I have turned all my energy to total jealousy! What I would do to be in his shoes again.
Well, it’s only been 3 days since I put my son on the bus for his first summer at camp but it feels like an eternity! I kept reminding myself that it’s healthy for our kids to be anxious and nervous sometimes and to be pushed out of their comfort zone, from this they learn.
At Summer365 we are all about creative ways to make your camper happy. Writing letters and emails have become a daily routine for most parents. We have come up with a list of 6 wild, wacky and creative letters you can send in the mail and yes these are very real.
First Week of Camp Survival Kit6.24.17 by Lauren
SOS! It usually happens during that first week of camp, when the adrenaline and crazy-making of packing, labeling, shipping, driving, hugging, kissing, and saying good bye has ended when you realize… your kid isn’t home! Have no fears, Summer 365’s survival kit to the rescue.
Camp is one day away and it’s time again for the infamous “Last Meal,” or for some families, “the week of a thousand meals.” Indulge with your child one last time before they take off with their favorite meal and enjoy some much-needed family time. Here are 3 easy steps to nailing your last family meal together.
Summer Camp Drop Off Etiquette6.17.17 by Lauren
It’s every parent’s dreaded moment: the camp drop-off. You imagine you’re going to be a wreck, but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
Countdown for #summer2017 is on! There are less than 50 days until the start of the camp 2017 season!! We are in high-gear planning and preparing for this summer…AND 2018!
While it might seem awhile away, if you are planning to send your child to summer camp in 2017, now is the perfect time to begin your camp search. Summer 365 will help you explore the right options, plan your tours and rookie days this summer and navigate the sleepaway camp search process. We’ll make it fun and easy…promise!