Tip and Tricks

        From those who know....parents

"Sending your child off to camp for an extended period of time can be a difficult experience for both you and your daughter."

Here are some tips from moms and dads who have previously sent their children to SPIRIT that might make the event a bit easier for both of you.
Mail time is highly anticipated by those who attend camp, and as parents of campers who have attended camp before know, it takes awhile for mail to be delivered to the hills of Connecticut. To make sure that your child receives a package from you during the early part of their camp stay, you've got to mail a package well in advance of when their camp session is scheduled to begin.

Remember, it can be hard for those at camp who receive nothing for days while others around them are receiving letters and packages from loved ones. Also, don't think you're off the hook after mailing that first item. If you want to avoid any heartache, mail early and often. Letters from home, family photos, and artwork from siblings are often used to decorate the walls of each camper's room.
Cori's Mom
"If you think your child will be homesick while at camp, send her with something that can help her count the days down until she will see you again.

Although our daughter was very excited to be going to SPIRIT, she didn't know the other campers and we knew that staying away for two weeks would be difficult for her. We decided to send her to camp with a carton of individually wrapped chocolate milk drinks (her favorite). She had one drink for every day that she was going to be at camp. Each night she got to have one of her drinks while she was hanging out in the dorm before bed. She knew by the number of drinks she had left how many days it would be until we arrived to pick her up. Sounds like a little thing, but those chocolate drinks were a big help to her as she fought off her feelings of missing home that first year. The following year, she didn't need the drinks, but she still wanted them..."
Lauren's Mom
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