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Is My Child Ready for Overnight Camp?

Before you send your child off to sleepaway camp, read this expert advice.

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My child really wants to go to overnight camp this summer. I just don’t know if she’s ready to be away from home that long and will be homesick. How do I know if she’s really ready for overnight camp?

Michael Ohl, camp executive at YMCA Camp Chief Ouray, offers the following advice for parents:

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This is a commonly asked question. Homesickness affects all ages, including staff, and there is no way to pick who it will affect. When we receive these questions, we advise parents with the following:

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