Working with Families & Campers to Address Homesickness at Soccer Camp
Over 97% of children attending overnight camps report feelings of homesickness*. For the majority of these campers, the feelings of sadness diminish as the campers utilize coping strategies and realize the support that exists for them at camp. Once campers “settle in” the feelings about missing home fade as camp continues and generally metamorphosize into wanting to extend their stay at camp.
Preparing campers and parents for their first overnight camp experience can be particularly important. At the Berkshire Soccer Academy we communicate with parents and campers early and often to help first-time sleep-away campers prepare for a successful experience. To view some of our current information that we share click on button below.
* The American Camp Association (ACA) is a great source for facts and information about homesickness and all things camping.