Drop off day for our first session at Camp Timberlake is just a little over a month away! We are so excited and can’t wait to see all of our campers. Parents, we know this can be a super stressful time so we put together a few tips to help you get ready for our sleepover camp near South Carolina! Keep these tips in mind during these upcoming weeks & remember that your son is going to have the time of his life this summer!
- A weekend away- Do you think your son might need a little practice being away from home before he goes to sleepover camp? Ask a family member or close friend if they would be willing to host a “sleepover camp” weekend at their house. Pack a bag together, remind him that you’re a phone call away, and drop him off for a practice weekend away from home. After the weekend, ask how your son behaved and see if there is anything you need to work on before sleepover camp starts.
- Packing- See if there is sleepover camp packing list for the camp available. Pack all of the essentials and avoid packing anything with significant value. Sleepover camp requires your son to live without a lot of space. There are plenty of opportunities for items to get lost so leave the cell phone and tablet at home, they probably aren’t allowed at sleepover camp anyway!
- Dealing with homesickness- Homesickness at sleepover camp is inevitable. At some point during the summer, it is likely that your son will want to go home or will miss home. To lessen these feelings, pack items that will remind them of home, like photos or a stuffed animal. Also create a schedule of when they will receive letters at sleepover camp or if the camp allows it, care packages. If they’re anticipating something from home, it may take their mind off being upset.
- Labels- Please, label EVERY SINGLE THING that you send your son to sleepover camp with. This will avoid mix-ups as well as trips to the lost and found. Label everything from socks and shirts to toothbrushes and shampoo bottles. We recommend laundry markers for clothes and waterproof labels for everything else!
If you’re still looking for the perfect sleepover camp for your son near South Carolina, call Camp Timberlake at (828)-669-8766 for more information or to schedule a tour today!