Tips on Trips and Camps Releases "2013 Tips for a Successful Summer Camp Experience"

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Now is the time to prepare you child for a successful summer sleep away camp experience. Learn helpful tips from camp advisors who place thousands of campers each summer.

Tips On Trips And Camps
If you are armed with knowledge, camp preparation does not have to be stressful. Parents and kids should know what to expect!

Tips on Trips and Camps, one of the oldest camp referral services in the country, knows a thing or two about preparing for camp. In the course of duty, Tips advisors offer good advice on preparing kids for their camp experiences.

Owner Eve Eifler says, "Ensure your child’s success by talking about what to expect at camp this summer camp. Fear of the unknown is often half the problem for first-time campers."

Here are more helpful hints to make the transition from home to camp a success:

  • Does your child still sleep with a special blanket or stuffed animal? Send the blanket or a piece of it sewn into a pocket of their pillow case or tuck a well-loved stuffed animal into a slit you make into a more age-appropriate stuffed animal.
  • Mail a letter to the camp ahead of the opening day so your camper will have mail right away. Make it upbeat and newsy and try to avoid saying how much you miss them.
  • Pack extra socks to camp. Socks tend to disappear at camp.
  • Send a packing list for the child so that they can use it as a guide when packing to come home. Clothes often do not come back in the same condition. Make sure you can be relaxed about the things you pack!

Tips Co-owner Carey Rivers says, "If you are armed with knowledge, camp preparation does not have to be stressful. Parents and kids should know what to expect!"

Tips on Trips and Camps ( is a 43-year-old advisory service that matches kids with appropriate summer experiences. They represent over 600 residential summer programs for children, ages 8-18. With offices in eleven U.S. cities and Paris, their goal is to give families the information needed to select the ideal program for each child. Rivers continues, “If parents are still looking for a rewarding summer experience, we are available to help with ideas. Even at this late date, there are openings for kids and teens.” A Tips advisor can be reached at 866-222-TIPS.

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