Signs Your child is Ready for Overnight Camp in a summer camp

For a young child, being away from their parents for a night or two can be difficult. Turn this time period into weeks, and some children can’t handle the separation.

Kids Summer Camp is supposed to be a fun experience, so how do you know if your child is ready or if it’s simply too soon?

So, how can you tell if it’s time to let your child explore the world or if it’s simply too soon? Here are 4 surefire ways to make sure that your kid is ready:

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1. Your Kid Enjoyed a Summer Camp Visit.

Asking a child out of the blue if they are ready for overnight summer camp is not practical. Odds are they will toss out an impulse answer, similar to the “yes” given for candy or the prompt “no” muttered for that healthy serving of vegetables.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. Take your child to the summer camp prior to enrollment. Introduce them to the area, and the people they will be interacting with. Let them see firsthand what the summer camp is about.

Point out things they might be interested in and explain why those experiences are fun. And if the journey piques their interest, you’ll get a much clearer answer on if they are ready.

2. Your Child Responds Positively to Sleepovers.

Setting up an overnight playdate before summer camp starts is a great way to see if your kid is ready. All of the major principles are there: being away from home, in a new environment, doing fun new activities, and being somewhat independent.

After a sleepover, ask your child about their experiences. Did they have fun? Would they be interested in repeating the process? Are they excited to talk about it?

If the answer is yes, introduce the topic of summer camp. Then compare the experience to the sleepover and use the opportunity to start making plans for summer camp.

3. Your Child has a Specific Interest that Matches the Summer Camp.

All children are different. Some children flourish in an outdoor environment. Others prefer to stay indoors and explore science-y things. Fortunately, nowadays there’s a summer camp for everything.

There are overnight camps that focus on everything from languages to sports, from programming video games to camping outside.

When your child is truly passionate about the focus of a summer camp, then they’re much more likely to want to stay overnight for the experience.

4. Your Child Actually Asked about Overnight Summer Camp.

Not all signs are complicated. Sometimes, the best signs come clearly from your child.

If your child is asking about summer camp, then it’s a good sign that they’re showing the early enthusiasm necessary to make the trip away from home. Let them know what overnight summer camp entails, and if they’re still interested, then you have a good chance they’ll enjoy summer camp.

And because friends are such an important part of a child’s development, there’s a good chance that they’re asking because their friend is going to summer camp also. If that’s the case, then having a companion join your child improves the chance that they won’t get homesick.

Of course, life is not always that simple. But these four signs will help you determine whether or not your child is ready to stay away from home for overnight summer camp. And once they do, they can begin forming memories for the rest of their life.

Discover our new summer camp 2020 brochure

What you’ve all been waiting for! Here is the new 2020 brochure for our Summer Camps in Megève, Haute-Savoie in the French Alps.

What’s new in our 2020 Summer Camps:

  • The Summer Camp hotel

– This year, in our 2020 Summer Camps, the biggest news is that we are changing hotels to move into a category above. The children and staff will be staying at the 4 **** Chalet Saint Georges.

The hotel offers a warm and authentic setting for your child’s unforgettable stay in the mountains. It is one of the most beautiful hotels in Megève, ideally located in the center of the village and 2 minutes’ walk from the school.

We will be even closer to the school and can walk everywhere.

The children will have lunch at Le Cintra restaurant in the center of Megève with a special children’s menu.

  • Summer Camp Programs

We offer 3 Summer Camp programs:

. The Fun Program for 6 to 9 year olds

. The Adrenaline Program for 10 – 13 year olds

. The Mont Blanc Program for 14 to 17 year olds

  • Summer Camp activities

This summer we are including a night in a mountain hut for the older campers. There will also be a multitude of activities that will delight young and old including cultural and eco-responsible themes. We will educate your children about ecology and community spirit.

We will also organize an international day where every child will be able to represent his or her country and teach us about their culture. CRAZY DAYS and theme days are also part of the camp to keep us smiling and laughing.

  • Summer Camp Options

Children can also choose an additional sporting option in the form of a training course for one week at the end of each afternoon. This year they will have the chance to follow a dance workshop for over 12s, a rock-climbing option, a golf option or a tennis option.

Every year we try to change our program of activities to keep the children happy, to make them discover new activities, to give them new sensations and to create unforgettable memories. We check out the latest trends so the children who come back to us every year always have new surprises.

  • Summer Camp Language Programs

At the end of their stay, the children will pass a language assessment based on the Common European Framework of Language References. This will allow you to have a greater insight into your child’s language level and to see their evolution.

  • The Summer Camp welcome kit

A welcome kit will be given to the children on the day of their arrival: backpack with drawstring, cap, cup, folder, postcard, camp diary, … They will leave with their diploma and a code to access all the photos of their stay in Megève.

  • Summer Camp Shop

More surprises at the shop so your children can leave with a little memory of the camp.


The 2020 Summer Camps Brochure

The 2020 Summer Camps brochure will show you our different programs with each activity proposed for each age category. Each activity is supervised by a qualified professional.

In each program, your children will have the chance to discover a water-based activity, a mountain activity, a cultural activity and an artistic activity.


Download our new brochure:


Remember that for any registration before December 31, 2019, you have 10% discount on the price of your stay.