Will my son be okay if he goes to camp without a friend?
If you have been wondering if it would be a good idea to send your son or daughter to a sleepaway camp without a friend, without knowing anyone, you are not alone. This question is frequently asked by families who do not yet know someone at the camp.
In either case it is an excellent experience, not everyone arrives with a friend, but everyone leaves with many friends.
I understand that this can create anxiety and knowing that you will go to camp with a friend gives you more security, but the reality is that before the trip to camp starts, that anxiety begins to change for emotion.
For us at camp guaikinima, the moment you arrive at the departure point you already begin to be part of the family, we have strategies to integrate the children with their cabinmates and before they spend 30 minutes on the bus, you are sure to have more than one friend.
A summer camp is ideal for making new friends and getting to know yourself. Once at the camp begins cabin coexistence and learning that we are all different and that it is okay to accept each one in an environment of respect.
Councelors are trained to handle cabin integration, conflict resolution, and ensuring campers have a positive experience throughout the season.