Burn Center / Camp Hope: July 17-20, 2019 / Other Tips for Parents

Other Tips for Parents

  • Encourage your child's independence throughout the year. Practice separations, such as sleepovers at a friend's house, that can simulate the camp experience.
  • Don't feel guilty about encouraging your child to stay at camp. For many children, camp is a first step toward independence and plays an important role in their growth and development.
  • Please don't tell you child you will "rescue" him/her from camp if he/she doesn't like it.
  • Discuss what camp will be like before your child arrives, acknowledging his/her feelings.
  • Allow your child to pack a favorite stuffed animal or picture so that your child will have a reminder of home.
  • Support your child's efforts to work out the problems with the help of the camp staff.
  • Discuss activities you think your child will enjoy and encourage participation.
  • Send a letter to your child before camp begins so he/she will have a letter waiting for his/her arrival.

Please address mail to:
William P. Ridley 4-H Center
850 Lion Parkway
Columbia, Tennessee 38401
Attn: Camp Hope/ Camper's Name

For More Information, Contact:

Rebekah Lemley, RN
Camp Hope Director
(615) 349-5645

Meg Logan, RN
Camp Hope Assistant Director