Contextualize the length of a session.
- Tawonga sessions begin on a Sunday or Monday, so on a Sunday or Monday at home, share with your child that this would be the first day of Camp. Then check in with them periodically throughout the week(s) until you have reached the same amount of time of your child’s session to help contextualize how long five days (or two or three weeks) feels.
Get used to a new sleeping set-up.
- Get your child comfortable with sleeping in a sleeping bag (or other Camp bedding) for a night or two before their session.
Review what a day at Camp will feel like.
- Read through our Daily Schedule webpage together to get familiar with Tawonga’s schedule and activities. Our activities include swimming at the river, tie-dye at arts & crafts, sports and making food in the garden.
Prepare for a group-centered cabin experience.
- After a couple years of social isolation and/or social change as a result of COVID-19, your child will benefit from creating a positive and cooperative bunk community more than ever! Read through our Cabin Life webpage together to learn about our group-centered philosophy.