Piermont, New Hampshire
1000 Cape Moonshine Road
Piermont, NH 03779
800-657-8282

5 Ways Your Child Can Prove They’re Ready For Summer Camp December 6, 2018

Piermont, Grafton
5 Ways Your Child Can Prove They’re Ready For Summer Camp, Piermont, New Hampshire

Summer camp is an opportunity for your child to form new friendships, learn new skills, and be more independent. But are they ready? If your child is asking about going to a sleepaway summer camp, you might have concerns about how well they’ll do away from home. Here are a few ways for you to decide if camp is right for them.

How to Tell Your Child Is Ready for Summer Camp

1. Assign Them Chores

Age-appropriate chores — such as simple cooking, taking out the trash, doing the dishes, or mopping the floor — teach your child useful skills that they’ll need in life and at camp. If they consistently get them all done, you can feel a little better knowing they can take care of themselves.

2. Set Academic Goals

Ask your child to improve their academic performance, such as getting a C up to a B or maintaining all A’s. If your child can reach their academic goal, it will show you that they’re willing to work hard for what they want.

3. Ask Them to Be Kinder

Kindness is a key sign of maturity and responsibility, so set a goal for your child to do at least one random act of kindness a week. This teaches them the value of generosity and fosters a caring attitude, which they’ll need at summer camp when they’re trying to make friends.

4. Set Extracurricular Activity Goals

summer campIf your child isn’t involved in an extracurricular activity, sign them up for one that they show interest in. Set a goal for them to accomplish by the end of the year in that activity, such as playing in a recital or winning a sports game. 

5. Get Them a Small Pet

A small pet, such as a fish or hamster, gives your child a taste of real responsibility. If they’re able to feed and water their pet and keep their environment clean — on top of chores, schoolwork, and other activities — it proves your child is responsible, and they’re ready to take on the summer in a camp full of adventure.

 

If you’re searching for the perfect summer camp for your child, check out Camp Walt Whitman in New England. They’ve been in operation since 1948, founded with the vision of providing a safe summer activity camp that emphasizes themes found throughout Whitman’s poetry: friendship, connectedness, and the beauty of nature. With both seven- and three-week sleepaway summer camp options, they focus on helping your child develop new skills, confidence, and curiosity, with activities such as water surfing, canoeing, and arts. See an overview of their program online and call (800) 657-8282 to enroll your child.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Camp Walt Whitman
3 Tips for Helping Your Child Make Friends at Summer Camp, Piermont, New Hampshire
Children may feel a flood of mixed emotions before heading off to summer camp. On one hand, they’re probably very excited, but they may also feel a little nervous about entering a ne...read more
Local Summer Camp's Guide to New England Birds, Piermont, New Hampshire
Birdwatching is a relaxing hobby for many, and New England boasts an array of stunning species, both large and small. Whether you’re going on a family camping trip or your kids will ...read more
4 Ways Summer Camps Build Leaders, Piermont, New Hampshire
Getting into leadership roles at a young age allows children to develop confidence in their abilities and boost their self-esteem. In this regard, parents can play a pivotal par...read more
3 Christmas Gift Ideas for Outdoorsy Kids, Piermont, New Hampshire
With the holidays right around the corner, many parents are struggling to find their children the perfect gift. If your child is more of an outdoorsy type, you may want to focus your...read more