Listed below are resources that parents may find useful in raising their children and some specifically related to the summer camp experience.
Prep4Camp is an engaging and supportive collection of online resources for campers and their families. It includes videos for families to watch together, handouts and tip sheets to download, and a podcast especialy for parents. Prep4Camp is a free service and is a great resource for our first-time camper families. We hope you will check it out!Click here to register for FREE
Christopher Thurber, Ph.D., and Jon C. Malinowski, Ph.D.
This contains everything a parent needs to know about the camp experience – what it is, what they and their children can expect, how to choose a camp, how to prepare for camp, and how to get the most out of camp! With clear ideas about mastering homesickness, how to stay in touch, and what to do if a problem arises. Purchase at Amazon.
Wendy Mogel, Ph.D.
An extremely useful, informative, and sensible book — Dr. Mogel explains the over-anxious, over-involved parenting style that is prevalent today and offers sound, practical, and important ways for parents to approach their children that will lead to better coping skills. Though the book makes references to Jewish teachings, the concepts and guidelines are universally accessible and eminently practical. Purchase at Amazon.
Michael Thompson, PhD
An insightful and powerful look at the magic of summer camp, and why it is so important for children to be away from home, if only for a little while. Purchase at Amazon.
Camp Laney Sneak Preview (PDF) - Great resource and fun guide for new campers!
Homesick Packet (PDF) – Open in case of Emergency!
Staying Healthy at Camp (PDF) — Great for printing and posting inside trunk lid!
Camper Daily Activity Schedule (PDF) — Keep up with your son’s daily activities!