Camp Glen Residential Camp

Camp Glen is located on the banks of the Sandusky River on some unusually hilly terrain just south of Tiffin, Ohio, in Seneca County. This sleepaway camp is for campers in 3rd through 6th grades and runs for four or five days. This camp will offer leadership, sporting, STEM, creative, and team-building opportunities. Your child will sleep in a cabin-style dorm, grow their skill set, and learn some camp spirit while learning from knowledgeable camp counselors.

 

For residential camp, our leaders will use adventure, learning, and kindness in a natural setting to promote each camper’s personal development. Our nurturing atmosphere gives campers the confidence to make friends easily and to try new activities. Taking part in a residential summer camp means your child will have to rely on their own instincts and abilities to overcome obstacles, take part in activities, and get their voice and opinions heard. With every small step they take, their self-esteem and self-belief will grow. Plus, there’s nothing better than spending the summer in the great outdoors hiking, crafting, fishing, playing games, creating art, and making smores by the fireside with new and old friends.                                                                        For Grades 3-6. Cost $450 4-day camp / Cost $550 5-day camp.

Residential Summer Camp can be both Exciting and Scary.

While considering residential camp for the first time is exciting, going away to summer camp can cause some anxiety, especially for first-time campers or even some parents. It may be difficult to decide if your child is ready for summer camp. Every child is different, and there’s no single age when a child is ready for camp. In general, children under 7-8 years old may have a more difficult time being away from home. This is why our residential camps are designed for students in grades 3–6.

When considering if your child is ready, start with your child’s interest in camp. If your child repeatedly asks to go to camp and is excited when talking about it, that’s a good sign they are ready. For younger children or children who are hesitant, consider starting with one of our day camps. This can be a positive way to ease into the camp experience and gauge your child’s readiness for an overnight camp. Think about whether your child is comfortable spending the night away at a friend’s house. If not, they are likely not ready for residential camp either. Read these helpful hints below to help you prepare for this exciting part of the summer.

7 Tips to Prepare for Residential Summer Camp.

Preparing for camp can be exciting, and a little overwhelming. Follow these seven tips to get ready:

 

  1. Get a check-up before camp. If your child hasn’t had a recent annual physical, schedule an exam before heading to camp. This will help ensure your child is healthy and able to participate in all activities.
  1. Set expectations ahead of time. In the weeks leading up to camp, talk with your child about what to expect at camp. Remind your child to stay hydrated, follow safety instructions, and not to share hats, helmets, or hairbrushes.
  1. Double-check your packing list. Review it early so you have enough time to order any necessary items and review it again after packing. Make sure all items are clearly labeled with your child’s last name. Don’t forget items like sunscreen, bug spray and a water bottle! Leave anything valuable at home.
  1. Be aware of medical policies. If your child has any food allergies, medications, or special health needs, make sure you’ve communicated this ahead of time. Know who should receive medications, how they will be administered and other policies about health conditions.
  1. Ask your child how they’re feeling. Check in with your child to gauge their excitement or nerves. Let them know that it’s okay and normal to miss home and focus on what they are most looking forward to about camp and how much fun they will have.
  1. Pack a small reminder of home. Pack 1-2 items to remind your child of home, whether a picture of the family or a favorite stuffed animal. Maybe consider mailing your child a mid-week treat or a letter.
  1. Prepare for drop-off. Don’t linger too long when dropping your child off. Be excited for your child, say a quick goodbye and try to enjoy your own time away!