Sleep Away Camp Survival 101 - Parent Edition

How to successfully prepare you and your first-time camper

Sleep Away Camp Survival 101 – Parent Edition
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Intended For

Parents of school age children attending sleep away camp


Thursday May 16th, 2019: 7:30 - 9:00 PM

This is a parent workshop to provide tools for both parents and children to manage their worries in anticipation of the transition to sleep away camp.  Parents will be taught how to prepare their children for going away to camp, and given tips and strategies for managing their child’s anxieties before leaving home for the first time.

We will discuss the dos and don’ts of how to help your child adjust to camp in the most successful manner, so that you can have a worry free summer!

Topics will include:

  • How to talk to your child about their fears
  • How to manage your own anxiety
  • How to differentiate between typical and excessive worries
  • Recommendations for pre-camp preparation for the whole family
  • Guidance on how to respond to kids who are expressing being homesick while they are away

We will also leave time at the end for a Q and A

Target Audience: Parents of school-age children going to sleep away camp

Presented by: Child Psychologists, Alison Haar and Talya Kook

Cost: FREE

Refreshments will be Served

Location: The Ross Center – New York

57 W. 57th Street, Suite 912
New York, NY 10019

For more information or to register please call 212-337-0600 or email Space is limited.


  • Talya Kook, PsyD

    Psychologist, Child and Adolescent Program Director

    New York, N.Y.

  • Alison Haar, PsyD


    New York, NY

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