Getting ready for summer camp is a time filled with a mix of excitement and stress. The anticipation of new adventures, making friends, and experiencing a variety of activities can be incredibly exciting. The thought of spending days in the great outdoors, engaging in sports, crafts, and campfire stories, can create a sense of exhilaration.
Summer camps are becoming increasingly popular, with as many as 14 million children attending each year. There are more than 12,000 day camps and sleepaway camps in the United States, which is wonderful news.
There may be some initial nerves on the first day of camp, similar to those experienced by students on their first day of school, but these rapidly pass. Much like they would before the start of a new school year or any event involving strange faces, it's normal for campers to feel a little worried before their first day.