Get unlimited digital access to $0.99 for 4 weeks.


Sleepaway camps: When (and where) to go
Sleepaway camps: When (and where) to go

Stephanie Salvatore wasn’t sure whether her then-9-year-old daughter, Lily, was ready for sleepaway camp. But the tears were a good sign. Lily was crying because she didn’t want to go home, says Salvatore, a Bethesda mother of three. “It has given my daughter such confidence,” Salvatore says. “It’s been the best thing ever.” How do you know if your child is ready for this milestone? “Every child is different, of course,” says Peg Smith, chief executive officer of the American Camp Association. “It depends on their interest and whether they have had overnight experience.” (It’s never a good idea for the first...