Tips to Help Prevent Homesickness
Almost all campers experience some feelings of homesickness away from home. Our highly trained counselor team is knowledgeable and experienced in helping children gain confidence about being away from home. There are some ways you can ease this transition:
- Become acquainted with what camp will be like.
- Bring a favorite stuffed animal, picture or blanket from home.
- Remember that you will have fun and make new friends while away from home.
- Bring some pre-addressed stamped envelopes, and write letters home.
- Arrange for practice time away from home, such as a two- or three-day stay with relatives.
For additional tips, please read this article published by the American Camp Association.
Safety is our utmost priority at all times. Our counselors are first aid and CPR certified and receive training in camper health and hygiene. Staff is carefully supervised to ensure they are providing adequate care for each camper.
A certified, registered nurse is in residence and available 24 hours a day. On the first day of camp, our nurse completes a general health screening and orientation for all campers. If a camper is uninsured, he or she is covered under Kanuga’s insurance policy during their stay.
All campers are required to have a current and completed Registration/Health Form when they arrive at camp. Medications must be sent in their original container with the child’s name and dosage information on it. Please give these to the sponsoring organization before your child leaves for camp.
Expected Camp Behavior
Campers are expected to follow camp rules. Inappropriate behavior, including but not limited to hitting, biting, inappropriate language, bullying or creating an unsafe environment, may result in appropriate discipline or dismissal from camp. All campers as well as staff are expected to be respectful and kind to others.
Camp as a Community
If you are a returning camper or are attending camp with friends from home, it is important to know that you will have lots of time with your friends at campus-wide activities and potentially during Camper Choice activities, but we cannot promise that you will be together in a cabin. Making new friends as well as keeping in touch with old ones is important for the sense of community at camp.
Resources for Caregivers & Coordinators
For your convenience, we’ve compiled valuable information including details on safety, healthcare and contacting campers while they are at Camp Bob.