It is not unusual for a camper to be a little homesick for a few days after their arrival at camp. Even experienced returning campers can experience homesickness as they adjust to new and different friends, new or different activities, and maybe some new counselors. Most often a camper who is homesick the first day of camp is totally absorbed in camp by the second day and they can’t recall having been homesick. Unless the homesickness is severe, our staff try to work with the child for at least 24-36 hours after arriving at camp, helping the camper get settled into a new routine, making friends, and participating fully in camp activities before taking any further action.
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