How Can Parents Deal with Young Children's Separation Anxiety: Advice from Camp Directors in Nassau County, Long Island
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"Our counselors make personal phone calls to every new camper to introduce themselves and get them enthused about camp. At orientation, children have an opportunity to meet their counselors, play games, and participate in ice breakers to help them feel more comfortable."
-Amy R. Manheim, Marketing Director, Mid-Island Y Jewish Community Center, Plainview
"We find that it's just the unfamiliar surroundings that intimidate children, so if we make them at home and part of the team, in most instances they become comfortable and want to stay."
-Donna Scott, Director of Marketing, LuHi Summer Programs, Brookville