Preparing your child for camp
We are confident your child’s upcoming time at The Farm at Piper Hill will be one of the most fun and rewarding experiences of their life. They’ll have a wonderful time, make really good friends, and look back fondly as they grow older. Camp is quite different from their day to day life and can take some time to adjust and get the most out of this time away from home. However, we have learned a few approaches that help make this transition to camp life a smooth one.
let your child know how excited you are they are going to camp
Look over the camp materials together and talk about which activities they want to try. You will receive their camp schedule 1-2 weeks prior to their scheduled week at camp. Learn about and become familiar with camp procedures.
encourage your child to make new friends
Your child may or may not know another camper during their time at the farm. By encouraging your child to get to know their fellow campers they will form lasting friendships that they will cherish for years to come. You can even include some pre-addressed stamped envelopes with your child's name on them so they can hand them out to their new friends to stay in touch after camp is over.
practice camping if they haven't had much experience sleeping away from home
You might camp together in the backyard or have them spend the weekend at a relative’s house.