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What is the Right Age for Overnight Camp?

What Is the Right Age to Send Your Kid to Overnight Camp?

Fireside marshmallow roasts, color war competitions and late night shaving cream fights — it's no wonder that a whopping 75 percent of lilsugar readers told us that they would send their lil ones to sleep away camp. Being away from home, whether it is for one or a number of weeks helps tots build self-esteem, learn social, artistic, and athletic skills and establish their independence. While some friends started going away to camp at the ripe old age of five and continued going until they graduated to counselor status, I know a couple that met at camp when they were 10 and married a dozen years later.

What do you think is the appropriate age to begin overnight camp?

Photo courtesy of Camp Saginaw

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lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
10 or older.
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 8 years
I would say 7 where they can express themselves a lot more.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
having been a camper and a counselor I would say 8 is the magic age.
Zivanod Zivanod 8 years
It really depends oh the child. But assuming they don't have attachment issues, I think about 7 or 8. Younger kids, I'd probably just send to day camp with mayne one overnight.
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