He will be fine. DS1 went when he was 7. His brother dd not miss him. He just basked in the attention of two guilt ridden anxious parents.
For goodness sake, whatever you do, do not blub, fuss or even appear concerned in front of his mates. Indeed, drive in drop him and his bag and then run. When you get home, you are allowed to collapse in a heap of anxiety.
As for cleaning teeth..... well our DS1 was the only boy to have a shower at all in 3 days! [proud parent emoticon]
Going to have to get into school tom before they go off on trip and let his teacher know he's been up and about tonight! Had already told her that he sometimes sleepwalks but hasn't done it for months!
For god's sake!! he's not a baby - he'll be well looked after and have a great time. Don't be so self-indulgent - but do mention the sleep walking. You can bet others do it too, and those in charge will put him in the bottom bunk and have plans to deal with it, if it happens.
My dd went on her school camp a couple of weeks ago. She departed with 8 clean pairs of knickers and came home with 7 clean pairs of knickers [vomit]. He'll have the time of his life just don't let him see you blub, as someone else said, do it at home or in the car.
He will be fine. I have been there with both of my DSs. Just a small tip for when he gets back, based on my experience of school trips and cub camps. You will be desperate to see DS and hear all about his trip. He will not have had much sleep and will be beyond tired and probably grumpy. Try not to expect him too much from him straight away. Home, bath food then bed and he'll tell you all about it next day.