Kai returned from his very first overnight camp this afternoon.
My wife spoke with Kai's school therapist and she reported that Kai was "a good trooper" and that he tried all of the activities. Not everything went perfectly, but apparently things went well enough that he had a good time overall.
Kai hates to answer questions and to talk about school-related matters, so my wife waited until I got home from work before we peppered him with questions. That way he would have to talk about it only the one time.
I asked him if he was glad he went, and he said yes.
He described trying all of the activities. He said he was scared of the zip line (even though we had done it in New Hampshire over our summer vacation). He said it took him about 15 minutes before he could jump off and zip down.
He said the high ropes course was even scarier but he did it.
And he tried the climbing wall for the first time. He said he only got a third of the way up, but I was happy that he tried it.
He said the food was good though the spaghetti was not as good as Mom's.
He said he showered in the evening and my wife confirmed that his washcloth was actually wet.
He got one of the top bunks, and said he was able to sleep well.
Apparently he did not get especially homesick, and he seemed to be okay spending a day and night away from Mom.
So, we are both relieved and happy that he was able to do this. I'm sure he had a lot of support from the school staff, but it still was a nice little step toward independence.
Well done, Kai!