Thursday, February 17, 2011

I'm thinking about a sleep-away camp for Will

But it's a little scary.  He's never slept away from us or a relative.  Marcy told me about a special needs day camp in Maine.  You pay for your child to attend and you get a great deal for the rest of the family to stay at a local Inn.  Well, I was looking at the application and noticed that it was only $250 more for the over night camp.  Hmmm, but I'm conflicted.  What do you think?

4 comments:

Betsy said...

Oh, I don't think I'd ever begin to advise you on that. If your William can talk and express his needs well, then that would make a big difference in a decision like that.

If he goes, I can't wait to hear how he did!

Best of luck!

Apples and Autobots said...

I don't know Will, but we did this last summer. 'Bot was all excited to go to camp until the night before. He got nervous, but we made him go. The first day was rough. He refused to do any of the activities other than swimming. He threw such a tantrum over showering that he had to be carried to his bunk and put to bed. I wouldn't talk to him on the phone because I knew that would make it worse. On day two, he participated, but kept asking for me, so they let him call before dinner. He decided that swimming was more important than talking to me, as long as the counselor promised to tell me when I could come get him. By the last day, he was proud to show us around camp. The medal he got at the end has a place of honor in his bedroom, and he is already pestering me about when camp will be this year.

Big Daddy Autism said...

I am unqualified to provide advice since Griffin learned pretty early on that if he threw up consistently the first several days of camp, he wouldn't be allowed back. So camp has not been an option for us in years.

Life as the mother of 4 said...

It's scary to think about. Thanks for your comments.

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