What about homesickness?
February 12, 2018 by Don Gentle
First and foremost, it is important to know that some degree of homesickness occurs in nearly everyone who is leaving someplace familiar and trying someplace new and exciting. We encourage our boys to stay busy and have their counselor explain to them that it is a natural part of growing up. Be sure to let your counselor know if you are feeling homesick so he can help. As a parent, be sure to involve your son in the process along the way. Take some opportunities to spend the night away from home, have him help pack. Even re-watching the camp video or looking at pictures will help along the way. Parents, we realize you may feel some of this along the way. Please give us a call or drop us a line. We are happy to let you know how your son is doing.
- Check out this article by a former High Rocks Director, Henry Birdsong. Homesickness
- Coping With Homesickness -American Camp Association
- Homesick and Happy -How Time Away from Parents Can Help a Child Grow by bestselling author, Michael Thompson, Ph.D
- If you want to go really deep, check out this clinical report on Preventing and Treating Homesickness published by the American Academy of Pediatrics