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WP Awesome Campers!


Through our Camping theme this year at  Camp Prior,  everyone will learn to: 

                      Be Your Best You!

                       Be Safe!

                       Be Respectful!

                       Be Responsible!

Parents play an important role in their child’s education.  There are many ways to help prepare your Camper for a successful school year - here are a few tips:


Camper Attendance

Attendance is a critical factor in any child’s school success.  Campers should attend school every day, except in cases of illness or emergency.  It is impossible to replace learning that happens on any school day with makeup work. Regular attendance and promptness are good habits that are expected and appreciated at all levels of schooling.  During the upcoming school year a monthly attendance report will be sent home with each student outlining his/her number of absences and tardies.

Camper Bedtimes

Awwww, Mom!  Already?  Sound familiar?  Even Campers need 8 to 10 hours of sleep each night.  Sleep is important for many reasons. Lack of sleep can cause kids to be hypersensitive, impatient, or cranky.  It is more difficult for Campers to concentrate and learn when they are tired. (Some doctors even believe that during sleep the brain “files away” what is learned during the day.)  Encouraging quiet activities - such as reading - just prior to bedtime offers a transition that helps Campers relax. Sweet dreams!

Camper Choices

According to Jim Fay, author of Becoming a Love and Logic Parent, giving your Awesome Camper choices is more effective than making demands.  He suggests…

 Never give choices if it might cause problems for you or someone else.

  • Give only two options for each choice, both equally okay with you.  For example, Would you like peas or carrots?  or  Do you want to do homework now or in 15 minutes?
  • If your Awesome Camper doesn’t decide within 10 seconds, make the choice for him or her.  

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The 2019-2020 school year will be filled with exciting challenges and opportunities for all of our Willard Prior Camper. Here’s to a great year!






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