West Frisco & Legacy West

How to Prepare Your First Time Summer Camper

Posted on 03-09-2015 | Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies of West Frisco & Legacy West

With Spring Break around the corner and summer closely following, there are a lot of fun options waiting for your child! For many children, this summer may be their first experience participating in a summer camp. This could be a really exciting time or a very stressful time for your child, depending on their personality.

If your child is ordinarily very shy, it’s important to prepare them for a new social experience with other children. Great friendships can be made over summer camp but it’s important to give tips on how to transition.

1. Practice at Home – Give your child an example of situations they may find themselves in at summer camp. What kind of conversations will they have? Will they eat at a cafeteria with other kids? If you know where they’ll be going on field trips, visit the locations beforehand.

2. Talk with the Summer Camp Workers – The more they know about your child’s shyness or anxiety, the more they will be able to help your child acclimate.

3. Validate their feelings – It’s important to listen to your child’s fears and acknowledge their anxiety while also encouraging them to make new friends and help them get excited about the camp experience.

At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies of West Frisco and Legacy West we are excited about our engaging and educational Summer Camp program. We’ll take a fun virtual tour of a road trip across America with many fun memories to make along the way! Contact us today for more information, spaces are limited. 

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