Is Your Child Ready for Summer Camp? - FamilyEducation

Is Your Child Ready for Summer Camp?

Is your child begging to go to sleepaway camp, but you're just not sure she's ready? Or do you find yourself trying to coax a reluctant camper, who wants nothing more than to stay home all summer? This quiz can help you determine whether camp is right this summer.

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Is your child begging to go to sleepaway camp, but you're just not sure she's ready? Or do you find yourself trying to coax a reluctant camper, who wants nothing more than to stay home all summer? This quiz can help you determine whether camp is right this summer.

1. How old is your child?

  • 7 or younger.
  • 8 or older.

2. Has your child spent the night away from home before?

  • Yes.
  • No.

3. Who seems more excited about the idea of going to camp?

  • Your child.
  • You.

4. Does your child get along well with other kids at school?

  • Yes.
  • No.

5. Does your child independently perform daily tasks like brushing her teeth or tying her shoes?

  • Yes.
  • No.

6. Does your child seek out new experiences and environments, or tend to stick with what's familiar?

  • New experiences.
  • Familiar experiences.

7. Which does your child prefer: group activities or independent activities?

  • Independent activities.
  • Group activities.

8. Does your child follow instructions from authority figures like teachers?

  • Usually.
  • Not often.

9. It's a beautiful, sunny Saturday afternoon. Are you more likely to find your child:

  • Playing in the yard.
  • Playing on the computer.

1. How old is your child?
8 or older.

2. Has your child spent the night away from home before?
Yes.

3. Who seems more excited about the idea of going to camp?
Your child.

4. Does your child get along well with other kids at school?
Yes.

5. Does your child independently perform daily tasks like brushing her teeth or tying her shoes?
Yes.

6. Does your child seek out new experiences and environments, or tend to stick with what's familiar?
New experiences.

7. Which does your child prefer: group activities or independent activities?
Group activities.

8. Does your child follow instructions from authority figures like teachers?
Usually.

9. It's a beautiful, sunny Saturday afternoon. Are you more likely to find your child:
Playing in the yard.

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