By Laurie, the Maine Camp Experience Campcierge™
Our kids are back from summer camp and now it’s time to reacclimate them to home life … and us to them! (Am I the only one who has to stop myself from almost checking online camp photos and feeling like I should email them at camp?)
In addition to them feeling unusually cold in air conditioning and seeming 10 inches taller … here are six observations about having the kids home from camp:
- Kids have actually been nice(r) to their siblings than usual (and we all ask … how long will the calm last?!).
- Kids may have continued to do daily clean up and make their beds (or they may have lapsed back) – if the latter … at least we know they have learned and are capable of doing it.
- Kids are already “camp sick” as their social media posts/pictures indicate. The texts fly like wildfire as camp friends reminisce and already start planning for their future summers’ adventures together.
- Reuniting with home friends is exciting. It’s awesome to see my kids greet each friend with huge hugs and smiles at the pool, in town, or wherever. The time apart makes coming together even sweeter (and may even make the upcoming endless hours of chauffeuring to activities palatable).
- There’s an outpouring of camp stories and songs. Many of their hometown friends are doing the same, so they’re all fighting for talk time to get their stories out. It’s fun and funny to watch the exchanges.
- Campers may be primed to take on new adventures. Having seen/tried new things at camp may encourage kids to develop new interests like signing up for a lacrosse clinic, or trying a new acting or art class.
As we transition …
- Enjoy the end-of-summer/post-camp/pre-school quality family time together at home, a beach or another special place.
- Good luck to us all as we go through the trunks to decide what gets washed/tossed/stored.
- Best wishes as we shift gears and start a new school year.
Approximately 300 days till camp (but who’s counting?)
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