Now that your child has left for Camp Weequahic your daily routine has come to halt. You might be thinking, “What now?” Well here are some tips for surviving the summer without your children.
1. Take time for yourself
Parents out there, thank you for the selfless time you devote to your kids and family. Even though your child is away at camp, you are used to the normal routine of waking up and doing anything you need to do that day (with your kids by your side). Even though you may miss them or feel guilty for taking some time for yourself it is so important to relax and unwind. Go on a date with a significant other. Watch your favorite TV show without being interrupted by a “Mom, have you seen [the endless list of misplaced items]?” We all need a break every now and then.
2. Take a step back
It is such a unique experience to send your children away for camp. It’s a wonderful feeling knowing they are becoming more independent, but it can also be scary. We understand that this is your baby and you may be worried about strangers taking care of him/her. However, it is essential to take a step back from the computer and not fixate over how many pictures he/she is in or the lack there of.
3. Realize it takes time for the kids to adjust
Many kids won’t make friends or feel comfortable overnight. Don’t worry. It’s normal. It takes a little while to adjust to the new environment that is Camp Weequahic. Rest assured our entire staff is dedicated to making sure every camper feels included and comfortable here at camp.
4. Let them have this experience without you
It’s normal to want to know everything that goes on during your child’s time at camp. However, it is important to let your child have his/her own space and go through this experience on their own. It will help him/her grow and become more mature and blossom into the best version of him/her self.
5. Stay calm
When your children are out of your sight it can be very easy to imagine the worst or take your child’s displeasure with something as a sign that he/she is miserable here at camp. However, nine times out of ten your child is having a fantastic time so stay calm. Your child is in very good hands. We only employ the most qualified people to take care of your children. Cole, Kate, Sue, and the Wonder Twins (Alex and Dana) have spent countless hours searching for an adaptable and responsible team of counselors and staff to provide the best possible experience for your child.
I will leave you with these last few words. Camp Weequahic is an amazing place to send your child. We constantly practice gratitude, attitude and courage and leave at the end of the summer knowing that we have become better versions of ourselves. You can rest easy knowing that every staff member and counselor is devoted to making this the best experience for each and every camper.