What’s more Canadian than camping in the summer? S’mores by the campfire, canoeing, capture the flag; what’s not love? One of the great things about camping is that it offers our children an opportunity to make new friends, connect with nature, and learn important skills, such as how to be independent.
But, as camp registration approaches, many parents are faced with the question of whether their child is actually ready for camp. Heck, are we ourselves emotionally ready? Because every family, and every child, is different there is no way to give a definitive age of when they should start going to camp. Instead, we have to take an inventory to determine readiness.
There are a few important questions to consider. You can find them here, in my recent article for HuffPost Parents Canada.