Tips on Preparing for Camp

Your child’s time at camp will be here before you know it. Make sure everyone is ready for that time away with these tips:

  • Talk about their concerns, but redirect them to a positive place. “Lots of people feel homesick, that’s normal, but remember that camp is full of people who care about you and are there to help you, and I’m confident you can handle it!”
  • Practice helping them be independent ahead of time – brushing long hair, cleaning up after themselves, keeping track of their belongings, etc. These are all things they’ll have to do at camp, so start working on it now.
  • Visit / Tour our site. If your child has not been to Camp Hanover before, seeing the site can really help ease concerns and make them feel more comfortable. We’ll be doing tours as part of Camp Fun Day on April 23, but that’s not your only option. If you’re not available that day, contact the camp office and set up another time to visit.
  • Read through our Welcome to Camp packet with your child. This will help you both know what to expect during their time at Camp Hanover
  • Make an appointment for a physical, if you need one. It can often be hard to get an appointment for a physical on short notice. We require a physical dated within 12 months of the first day of camp. Use our Health Exam Form for the visit, then bring it with you when you come to camp.
  • Complete needed forms ahead of time to make the days before camp calm and peaceful! If you log in to your account and click on your camper’s name, you will see a list of needed forms at the top of the page. Clicking the link will take you right to each form.