My daughter went to solo camp at age 8, for one week. The following summer she stayed for 2 weeks. She loves it & all the friends she has there. I think a lot depends on how your child does away from you in general, not just diabetes-wise. My daughter never had problems staying away from home, even before diabetes. There were a number of girls in her cabin that were homesick & cried. I know because that was the only thing my daughter complained about....kids that didn't seem to be able to separate from their parents. ps: Hi Lisa!