Almost everyone gets a bit homesick at Summer Camp. It’s totally normal, especially in the first few weeks. If you can push through it, you’ll have the best summer of your life. And that’s a promise! We’ve put together our top tips on how to beat being homesick at Summer Camp.
Camps are set in stunning landscapes, so it’s a great place to explore! Make sure you get to know every inch of camp and have a wander around as often as you can. That’ll help you get as familiar with the camp as possible, and make it feel like home much quicker. You might even find your own little special place at camp where you can spend your nights off!
Create yourself some goals to achieve while you’re at camp and you’ll settle in much quicker. Your goals could be making new friends, climbing to the top of the rock wall, or just helping a camper conquer their fears. Goals can help take your mind off any feelings of homesickness and help keep you busy.
Bringing a bit of home to camp can help you beat homesickness, so make sure you decorate your cabin. Pack some photos of your family, friends, or pets, and decorations like pillows or posters. When the campers get homesick, you’ll find yourself all talking about home and they’ll want to see your photos! It’s a perfect way to bond with the campers as they’ll love learning more about you.
Days off from camp are a great chance to take some time for yourself. You could grab some well-earned extra sleep, chill by the pool, or go and explore nearby towns. Bring yourself back to camp refreshed and ready to smash away any homesickness you have!
One of the best ways to deal with being homesick at Summer Camp is to push yourself. Trying new things is a great way to expand your horizons, and that’s what camp’s all about. If you’re busy trying new things, exploring, and making new friends, you’ll forget you were ever homesick!