“School’s out for summer!” and you know what that means….camp is right around the corner! Soon the campus will be full of excited kids of all ages, ready to go, grow, and learn. Shrieks of laughter will echo through the gully as junior campers begin their day together. Unit D campers will have the opportunity to bridge the gap between junior and senior camp as they choose workshops for the first time, and senior campers will decide to refine their skills or try something completely new. Camp will be bustling with activity!
Some families will be new to camp and might not know what to expect, while returning campers will need to transition from school mode to camp fun! The following list may help our new friends and refresh the minds of our veteran campers.
1. Label everything, from clothing to goggles, to lunches. When items are labeled there is a better chance that they will be returned to the rightful owner.
2. Make sure your camper has lunch. We are a “green campus” so please pack it in a reusable container. You are also able to participate in the Smart Lunch program. Orders will be taken ahead of time and lunches will be delivered to your child.
3. Pack a water bottle. Campers will drink water throughout the day and water bottles will be refilled as needed. Water bottles will remain at camp and will be sterilized periodically.
4. Encourage your camper to wear his/her swim suit to camp. It will expedite changing for swim lessons. Be sure to pack clothing to change into, as well as a towel, goggles, sunscreen, and pool shoes.
5. Apply sunscreen before coming to camp. More will be applied after swimming and as needed. Spray sunscreen is easier to apply. Sunscreen will also be kept at camp.
6. Encourage your child to try new activities. Taking risks gives campers the opportunity to learn and fosters independence.
7. Ask your child about his/her experiences and take time to try some of the games and activities that he/she has learned.
8. Stay in the car during carpool. Counselors will help campers in and out of the car. If your child is upset, please allow the counselors to take him or her out of the car, despite the tears. Campers will soon be distracted and will quickly settle into a routine if they know you trust our staff.
9. Use the family calendar and check your emails for important dates. You will be prepared for Parents’ Day, and you will know the themes for our Fun Fridays ahead of time.
10. Get ready for camp the night before. Have backpacks and lunches packed before bed so that you are ready to go in the morning.
We are excited to get started and we look forward to seeing all campers on Monday! Here’s to a wonderful summer!
Green Acres; it’s the place to be!
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