My daughter's second year at camp, she was very homesick in the beginning. She wasn't homesick at all her first year so it was a surprise. (We did skip one year of camp because of Covid, so that may have added to her anxiety.) I hated hearing how sad she was at camp (through her letters) but tried to reassure her through my letters and emails with positive messages.
Your feelings are normal.
Even though you don’t feel like you can do this, I know you can.
I'm proud of you.
Nothing fun is going on at home.
Parent of a Camper