My 3 children were 6,8,10 and my niece was 8 also our first year in camp. My sister had just died 4 months prior, so that's why I had my niece. My 6 year old visited often, and sometimes spent the night with me in the health center. He did not stay the entire 9 weeks with us, he went home after the first trip. His answer was I miss Daddy. The other children adjusted well, there cabin mates would like to accompany them to the health center, I had good snacks. Gotta be discreet though. I didn't have any issues with there counselors, because I "always" treat there counselor a lil special. A Walmart run means a lot , when your stuck in camp. The only issues were if it was an argument with another camper or a disagreement, then you will always hear about it. If it was another camper, the parents would not be notified. But I did get to intervene with my daughter, and teach her, no we don't tease people who have a chronic case of lice. Now after 4 years, my youngest can ake it threw all 3 trips. At my camp we had free hour, and they would often visit, but sometimes I would not see them for a day or two. They were having too much fun. Two of my children got medication, so I would make it a point to go to the dining hall for morning meds. I will not be working at camp do to me taking a new job, but they will attend. I hope to be able to work a few days though.Good luck because camp is fun!