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How to Help Your Kids Stay in Touch With Friends From Summer Camp April 9, 2018

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How to Help Your Kids Stay in Touch With Friends From Summer Camp, Piermont, New Hampshire

One of the nicest aspects of attending summer camp is making new friends. Between all the shared outdoor fun, newfound independence, and inclusive activities meant to bring people together, children tend to bond over the course of a summer away. However, these friendships can drift once the school year starts. According to the staff at Camp Walt Whitman, one of New England’s premier co-ed summer camps, parents can help their kids stay in touch with friends made at camp with just a little initiative.

How to Help Your Kids Stay in Touch With Friends Made During Summer Camp

Make a Plan to Meet Up 

summer campIf your child’s friend is within a reasonable driving distance, help them meet up several times throughout the year or as schedules allow. Events like birthdays and holiday breaks are good times to get together. You can even plan fun activities around shared interests forged over the summer. Depending on the distance and comfort level, you might consider trading weekends throughout the year so they can have sleepovers and reinvigorate that camp camaraderie.

Use Technology to Connect 

Distance is often a factor that leads to some disconnect after camp is over. If meeting in person isn’t feasible, consider using online communication to help your child stay in touch. Whether it is through video chat, by allowing your camper to connect via social media (if that is something both sets of parents allow), or by sending emails, using technology helps kids keep long-distance friends. If you or the other parents prefer limiting the use of technology, good old-fashioned letter writing is still a fun way to allow kids to keep in touch.

By helping your child stay connected with their summer camp friends, you’ll ensure they build lasting bonds and look forward to seeing a familiar face when the next camp season rolls around. If you’re looking for a new place to send your camper in New England, turn to Camp Walt Whitman. They offer a variety of fun activities to keep kids engaged and learning while reaping the benefits sleepaway camp provides. Call them today at (800) 657-8282 or visit them online to learn more.  

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