The first time I took him to camp, he was just 7 years old, in 2nd grade. He was going for a whole week and most parents would have been worried about homesickness, but I had a feeling that wouldn’t be a problem for Blake. He’s about as shy and withdrawn as your average Labrador Retriever puppy! I did make sure that a neighbor of ours was working as a counselor, so he would have someone to go to if he had any problems, but that was about it. I drove him up to the camp, prepared for nerves or tears, but the minute we got there, he was off and playing with a group of kids he’d never seen in his life. I barely managed to grab him long enough to get a kiss goodbye!