Mentor

Guidelines for Considering a Shortened Stay

(c) 2021 Dr. Chris Thurber

What is the best road map to follow when intense homesickness begins to affect a young person’s essential functions–either at boarding school or summer camp? This handout provides a thoughtful and comprehensive set of guidelines to decide whether a shortened stay is the ethical response to chronic and severe feelings of missing home.

Keywords: homesick, returning home, shortened stay, pick-up deal, missing home