Yesterday I dropped my daughter off to overnight summer camp. This is her first time going, and she was nervous. The truth is, I was nervous, too. Though I know she is in very capable hands, it is in my motherly nature to worry. I just hope she is not too homesick for too long. She is so social, so I think she will adapt fairly quickly, but we were both weepy when we said our goodbyes.
Today’s blog is a photo journal to share what it’s like dropping off your child for the first day of overnight summer camp. I know parents go through this every summer, so here, blog readers, is our experience from yesterday.
Good morning, my little camper! Today’s the big day!!!
We’re off to camp.
Pulling up to camp, two counselors greeted us with friendly smiles and so much energy. The girl is actually one of my daughter’s counselors.
Driving down the camp driveway….more cheering counselors!
This part is fun! As we walked into camp, camp staff joined hands to make an archway for all of us to run through. My daughter loved this!
As we waited in line to register, a counselor walked around serving cookies and banana bread. Now this is customer service!
A warm friendly greeting from the camp director…
There was a health check…
…and a lice check
Then, it was time to meet her cabin. Here they are…the girls who had already arrived.
Yes, dropping of my daughter off was exciting…and emotional. Now all I can do is cross my fingers and hope for the best. What a good feeling that she is in such a friendly and happy place. I would have to imagine that all of those good feelings would eventually be contagious. Here’s hoping!
My song of the day is a an overnight camp classic. “Hello Muddah Hello Faddah” by Allan Sherman put parents everywhere into a worried tizzy of concern! It is such a funny song though and perfect as I think about my little one adjusting to camp life. Click HERE to go to Youtube to hear this adorable song, and help me keep my fingers crossed that Day #2 of summer camp will be perfectly awesome for my daughter!