You may feel very sad at the moment you say goodbye. At the same time, it is important to focus on what is best for your camper. Some suggestions:

• Express your love. Your love as parent/guardian is critical to your camper’s self esteem and self confidence.

• Hold back any tears until you’re out of sight

• Be positive about the camp experience—the more confidence you express, the better your camper’s outlook is apt to be.

• Strictly as a matter of logistics, we ask that you keep goodbyes short at the bus or when dropping off in camp by car. Long goodbyes make it hard to keep things moving and end up being difficult for others and, in many cases, for your camper as well. If a longer goodbye feels needed, we suggest going out to breakfast before coming to the drop-off point.