8. Making New Friends
One of the beautiful things about summer camp is that your kid will meet kids from all over! Let them know that, more than likely, their best friends from school won’t be there but they’ll have the opportunity to make new friends that are just as great.

9. Share Your Camp Stories
Mind you, we’re not saying you should share the story about the spider you found on your pillow one night that had you running pass all the boys’ cottages in your undies just as they were all getting into bed. Share the positive memories and the things you remember fondly (not fondled!) when you look back.