The graph above tells the story. Homesickness intensity increases over time for the average first-year camper. But there’s another story: With proper preparation, homesickness intensity can be cut in half and actually decrease over time. The result? More fun! (Source: Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology)

Prep4Camp includes a 25-minute video for families to watch together, a podcast for parents to listen to (on their way home from opening-day drop off), and a PDF tip sheet for kids to bring to camp. Get Prep4Camp today to enjoy all the benefits of camp tomorrow…without the hassle of intense homesickness.

Camp Directors

$99/Year* (USD) for all EOT Camps

$499/Year* (USD) for non-EOT Camps
  • Triple-Play Package. Each Prep4Camp family receives unlimited access to Dr. Thurber’s 25-minute streaming video (for families to watch together), a parent podcast (for reassuring caregivers on their way home from opening-day drop-off), and a camper tip-sheet (for kids to download and bring to camp.)
  • Proven Effectiveness. Watching the Prep4Camp video together as a family promotes positive attitudes and decreases the intensity of first-year campers’ homesickness by 50%, on average.1 Plus, families will learn packing tips, how to make a stationery kit, and ways to label everything.
  • Free Preview. Enjoy a full-length preview of the Prep4Camp video. We are always happy to set up a free EOT demo account so you can watch any of our educational videos. Call Josh Gadad, our Director of Sales and Customer Success at (877) 390-2267 x232 or use our nifty online scheduling tool to book a time that is convenient for you and Josh.
  • Simple Pricing. One price provides full access to all of your new camper families, plus any returning camper families that you would like to include in the Prep4Camp program. Current EOT camps save 80% when they add Prep4Camp to an existing EOT subscription.
  • Send parents your camp’s unique invitation link and all they have to do is click, enroll, and enjoy.
  • Director Bonus #1: From your dashboard, you can view a real-time list of which families have participated in the Prep4Camp program.
  • Director Bonus #2: Free access to Dr. Thurber’s 30-minute Q&A webinars on social-emotional preparation for summer camp.

* Access is from the date of purchase through October 15th.

  1. Thurber, C. A. (2005). Multimodal homesickness prevention in boys spending 2 weeks at a residential summer camp. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 73, 555-560.

Parents

$10/Year* (USD) for individual families

Exclusively available on EOT
  • Triple-Play Package. For just $10, your family will receive unlimited access to the entire Prep4Camp program. Dr. Thurber’s 25-minute streaming video (for families to watch together), a parent podcast (to listen to on your way home from opening-day drop-off), and a camper tip-sheet (for kids to download and bring to camp.)
  • Proven effectiveness. Watching the Prep4Camp video together as a family promotes positive attitudes and decreases the intensity of first-year campers’ homesickness by 50%, on average.1 Plus, you'll learn packing tips, how to make a stationery kit, and ways to label everything.
  • What is Expert Online Training? EOT (the website you are on right now!) hosts a library of educational videos that many camps use to complement their on-site training. Results of a two-year, independent study showed that staff who completed EOT courses before their on-site training reported significantly greater levels of competence in youth leadership, compared to those who received on- site training only. 2
  • Watch this video to see why pre-season staff training is so important. Whether your child’s camp uses EOT or not, you should feel confident in how the staff are hired and trained. Because every child deserves a great leader, EOT is proud to contribute to the education of youth development professionals worldwide.

* Access is from the date of purchase through October 15th.

  1. Thurber, C. A. (2005). Multimodal homesickness prevention in boys spending 2 weeks at a residential summer camp. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 73, 555-560.
  2. Dr. Zachary Wahl-Alexander, Assistant Professor, Northern Illinois University


ACCOUNT TYPE
COST
Full-camp subscription for EOT subscribers
$99
Full-camp subscription for non-subscribers
$499
Individual family subscriptions
$10