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Top 10 Last Minute Tips for Camp

Top Last Minute Tips for Camp

1. To help cut down on the sewing of labels, purchase a permanent black laundry marker or inking stamp. Purchase a silver “Sharpie” to write on dark objects.

2. Bring your camp’s packing list when doing shopping for camp clothes and equipment.

3. Start as soon as possible, start to accumulate items going to camp and place those items in a closet or corner of your basement

4. Encourage your child to take a special stuffed animal or blanket to camp to provide a sense of security – or hide a new one in his or her camp trunk!

5. Include a few rainy day “bunk activities” for your child. Solo games are good, but games that encourage socialization are even better. Some suggestions are Mad Libs, Uno, jacks or small, inexpensive board games such as checkers.

6. Pre-address and stamp envelopes for campers. And make sure to send your child with an email address list, for those camps whom encourage this type of communication.

7. Write to your campers before camp starts so they will have mail upon arrival. Make computer-generated labels for friends and relatives, so they can easily write to your child at camp.

8. Make sure your letters & phone calls portray life at home as very routine, so your camper won’t feel as though they are “missing” something.

9. Find out your camp’s telephone policy. Are calls allowed? Do you need to set up an appointment? Do they require you to provide a phone card for camper calls?

10. Advise the camp director of any special needs or circumstances before camp begins and double check your bunk requests. Do not wait until the day the buses leave, as there is too much excitement at that time.

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