Let your child own it. For a short while, at least, you become the student. If you are already familiar with the skill being taught, try to avoid correcting your child or teaching him “your way.” Help your child develop his skills by allowing him to work through things while he teaches you. Be patient and have fun.
Be willing to get silly. While the purpose behind these how-to sessions is to help your kid treasure the knowledge gained at camp, it’s equally important that she enjoys teaching you. Encourage her to share some of the goofier moments from when she learned her skill at camp (like a camp song, rhyme, or dance), and she’ll undoubtedly recall how much fun camp is.
Wondering what you should be thinking about now for your child's next summer at camp? Check out The American Camp Association, New York and New Jersey's timeline.