Make sure you dress comfortably -- including your shoes! It's a day of fun, but no air conditioning and plenty of outside activities. Protect yourself with sun block and a hat, and bring rain gear and a light jacket for changing climates.
If your child is remaining in camp after visiting day, don't show your sadness in leaving him/her behind for the rest of the session. Remind them of all of the fun they are having, how boring and hot it is at home, and how busy you are (i.e. not able to spend dedicated alone time with them).
Do not give in to visiting day 'pick-up' deals. If homesickness arises, include the camp director and head counselor. Once a parent leaves, the camp is deliberate in keeping the kids busy and their potential sadness with you is often short-lived and forgotten quickly.
And most importantly, bring a fully charged video, digital and/or flip cam camera to record and document your child's - and your - memories. Bring swimming attire too. I still reminisce and savor all of my kids' camp visiting days!
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