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What if My Child Doesn’t Know Anyone at Camp?

Posted by Jordan Snider on Jul 7, 2022 9:30:00 AM

Once the costs of summer camp are taken care of and the enrollment process is complete, there’s one more question that parents often have about their child's camp experience: 

"What if they don’t know anyone?"

We know that parents want their kids to be comfortable when they’re at summer camp. Many summer camps, Future Stars included, provide experiences that help quell any uneasiness surrounding a child going to camp on their own. 

Here’s what you need to know. 

Summer Camp Provides a Welcoming Environment for Making Friends

Specialty camp is always a great place to brush up on skills. Whether it’s a basketball camp or a science camp, one of the primary focuses is to teach newcomers some fundamentals and teach veterans some advanced skills and techniques. 

However, above all else, the biggest benefit of going to summer camp is for campers to make new, potentially lifelong friends. 

Two boys standing next to each other for a picture after playing lacrosse

Campers are grouped up with other kids who have similar interests—sports, academics, art, and more. There are plenty of opportunities to make new friends within the camper’s group. 

Many camps spend the first day “breaking the ice." In other words, taking the opportunity to make each camper feel more comfortable meeting and being around other people they don’t know. This is especially beneficial for shy campers who might have trouble making new friends. 

From the first day onward, friendships develop organically. Your child will forget all about the fact that they’ve gone to summer camp all on their own! In fact, it may even become a source of pride.

Sending your child off to camp alone can help develop their sense of independence and self-confidence. It may be a challenge at first, but your child will feel a serious sense of accomplishment after stepping outside of their comfort zone and making new friends

Send Your Child With a Buddy or a Sibling—Future Stars Will Group Them Together

If your child really doesn’t want to go off to camp alone, you always have the option of sending them with a buddy or a sibling. 

At Future Stars, we will do everything we can to ensure that your child and their friend are a part of the same group. Going with a friend can help them feel more comfortable—and they can make new friends together! 

Questions About Summer Camp?

The Future Stars team is happy to answer any questions you have about summer camp—including those about sending your child to camp on their own. Reach out to us! We’re here to help your child make this summer unforgettable.Enroll Now

Topics: first time campers, Sharing, bonding, friends

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