Camps. Leaving or staying?

Discussion in 'Childhood and Beyond (4+)' started by megkc03, Jul 7, 2014.

  1. megkc03

    megkc03 Well-Known Member TS Moderator

    Nicholas is partaking in a soccer camp in the neighboring town. It's from 9-12. He's 6.5 years old(Anthony will do a science camp in August). Dh stayed today, but plans on leaving him tomorrow and I'll pick up for 11:30. Dh mentioned he felt weird just leaving him-what if he got hit with ball, etc. I see his point, as we've only ever left them at school really(in terms of ppl we don't really know, if that makes sense).

    Would you/do you feel comfortable leaving them at this age?
  2. cheezewhiz24

    cheezewhiz24 Well-Known Member TS Moderator

    I would. He's in capable hands, I would assume- and if you are concerned it'd be easy enough to check for clarification. Nor would I wan't to stay every day and watch him play soccer.
    If he gets hit with a ball (and he probably will- he's playing soccer!) he'll either be ok or they'll call you. Make sure he knows your phone number and enjoy the time with Anthony and Annabella. :)
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  3. miss_bossy18

    miss_bossy18 Well-Known Member TS Moderator

    I would leave him.
  4. tarcoulis

    tarcoulis Well-Known Member

    I would probably stay in the same town and find something to do.  I'd want to be able to get there quickly if necessary.
  5. kingeomer

    kingeomer Well-Known Member TS Moderator

    I would leave mine.  I would expect the coaches would call if something serious happened to him.  
  6. Oneplus2more

    Oneplus2more Well-Known Member

    I would leave as well.
  7. moski

    moski Well-Known Member TS Moderator

    My kids all went to half day camps starting at 4 years old.  They were dropped off, I didn't stay.  The people there are should be equipped to take care of any small issues, and any big issues, they have your phone number.
  8. Rollergiraffe

    Rollergiraffe Well-Known Member TS Moderator

    I'd leave too. He's in capable hands, and that's a loooong time to sit and watch where you could be doing other things. Probably gives him a little boost if you trust him on his own too.
  9. tinalb

    tinalb Well-Known Member TS Moderator

    I would (and do) leave mine.  
  10. megkc03

    megkc03 Well-Known Member TS Moderator

    We left him. I can't imagine staying with the other two whining about being too hot, tired, bored, etc... He did totally fine and probably didn't notice lol.
  11. Fran27

    Fran27 Well-Known Member

    Mine only have one camp in 2 weeks, and I have no plans to stay. They'll have my cellphone number if anything happens.
  12. Leighann

    Leighann Well-Known Member

    I am the sole weirdo! Mine did a 2-hr/day baseball clinic last week, and are in a 2-hr/day lacrosse clinic this week. I'm one of the only parents who stay... But I don't have other kids that have to just hang out, AND I have my laptop and phone with me and I'm working while there.
  13. Babies4Susan

    Babies4Susan Well-Known Member

    I have been leaving my girls at camps for several years now.  That's why they have all the emergency contact information. :)  And camps are part of my summer childcare plans (while I work from home).
    My neighbor just left her DD (who turned 5 in May) at a soccer camp this week as well.  
  14. sharongl

    sharongl Well-Known Member

    I work at a summer camp.  We have kids as young as 4 there all day.  It really is only a problem if you make it one.  Many kids actually do better when the parents don't stay because they are not distracted by having a parent there.  I would just go and leave them.
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