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Coping with Homesickness at Camp

The prescription for homesickness at summer camp is a simple solution of preparation and patience.

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/what-camp-staff-can-do-help-children-excerpt-homesick-happy

What Camp Staff Can Do to Help Children: An Excerpt from Homesick and Happy

Dear Colleagues, When I sat down to write my new book, Homesick and Happy: How Time Away from Parents Can Help a Child Grow, I wanted to answer three questions: 1) Why is it...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/protect-your-camp-your-campers-your-staff-unspeakable

Protect Your Camp, Your Campers, and Your Staff from the Unspeakable

It’s 6:27 a.m. on a sunny Tuesday morning. There you are, comfortably seated at your desk, ready for another great day, when you are called for assistance by a counselor to the health center. Upon...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/parents/new-thinking-needed-helping-kids-avoid-or-cope-homesickness

New Thinking Needed on Helping Kids Avoid or Cope with Homesickness

ANN ARBOR, MI 2010 — A new report urges parents and children's doctors to change their thinking about homesickness among children, to see it as a nearly universal but highly preventable and treatable...

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/homesickness-dos-donts-parents-preparing-camp

Homesickness Dos and Don’ts for Parents Preparing for Camp

Homesickness is a fact of life.  It is human nature to pine for what is known and comfortable.  And a stay at summer camp — even for a seasoned camper — can generate pangs of longing for...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/health-screening-has-evolved-does-your-practice-reflect

Health Screening Has Evolved: Does Your Practice Reflect That?

Health screening, a practice typical to most camps' opening day process, has undergone an evolution. Granted, some changes were kick-started by our COVID-19 experience but, like...

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/lice-tips-camps

Lice - Tips for Camps

Every year, one of the most common calls to the American Camp Association Camp Crisis Hotline comes from camps who have questions about lice. 

https://www.acacamps.org/blog/tips-lyme-disease-prevention-camp

Tips for Lyme Disease Prevention at Camp

As staffers, parents and kids prepare for another memorable summer at camp, there is one important detail that must not escape our attention - doing everything possible to ensure that children are...

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/communicable-diseases-infestations-tips-camps

Communicable Diseases and Infestations - Tips for Camps

Every year, some of the most common calls received on the ACA Camp Crisis Hotline pertain to communicable diseases and insect infestations.  The potential for the spread of communicable diseases...

https://www.acacamps.org/resources/bed-bugs-what-every-camp-needs-know

Bed Bugs - What Every Camp Needs to Know

Every year, the American Camp Association Camp Crisis Hotline receives calls from camps that have questions about bed bugs.