The start of camp is just days away, and we know that both our new camp parents and new campers are getting really excited. We also know that many of our new camp families have important questions about what the bus ride to camp, and the first day of camp, are going to be like.
The start of camp is just about 2 weeks away, and I know that both parents and campers are getting really excited. SO IS THE ENTIRE CAMP LEADERSHIP TEAM! In recent days we've had a number of new families reach out with 2 important questions: 1) "what do kids like to do during their free time" and 2) "is there anything not included on the packing list that my new camper might want to bring this summer?" I thought I'd address them both here.
Here it is: the latest installment of our blog series "Answering New Camper Questions". In recent weeks I've written about the bus ride to camp, what you might want to bring for special events, and how laundry works. This week it's all about how meals work, how we help keep our campers with food allergies safe, and what to do if you have a problem and can't solve it yourself. Let the reading begin!
The start of camp is not that far away, and we know that both our new camp parents and new campers are getting really excited. We also know that even our returning campers have tons of questions as they prepare for the summer of 2016. Last week I posted the first blog in a new series called "New Camper Questions". It covered topics like how we do laundry at our Camp in NH, and where campers can store their belongings during the summer. This week I am excited to write about a really important topic on so many campers' minds: the bus ride to camp, and the first day!
With so much snow on the ground the start of this summer can feel like it's years from now, and yet our opening day is less than 130 days away! So I have a question for our newest campers: are you getting excited for Camp? We sure are! We are so looking forward to spending the summer with you – playing together, learning, sharing, and just getting to know you better. We have so many fun daytime and evening activities planned already, like soccer and basketball, waterskiing and rock climbing, and capture the flag and Jell-O wrestling.
As excited as you may be joining us this summer, we also know that most new campers at our brother-sister summer camp are also at least a bit nervous about their first summer with us up in New Hampshire. Much of this nervousness is due to the many questions you may have about what camp is going to be like, and how certain things work (like laundry and meal time and bunk cleanup and the bus ride up to Camp).
We have put together this weekly series called "New Camper Questions" to gives answers so much of what our new campers seem to wonder about each summer. For the next few weeks, each Tuesday we will cover some of the questions about life in and outside of our bunks, and how that works. This information is for every member of the family, including new parents and new campers!
I sleep with a stuffed animal at home. Should I bring it?
This is one of the most frequent questions we are asked! Almost every single junior camper (age 8-12) in Kenwood & Evergreen brings some sort of special item or object with them to Camp – a teddy bear, stuffed dog, sports pillow, or even a blanket they’ve had since they were really little. We’ve seen just about everything, and just about everyone in your bunk will have something. If having something like this is going to help you feel comfortable at Camp – and help you sleep at night -- then it’s probably a good idea that you bring it. What we recommend is that you don’t bring something fragile or irreplaceable. Living in a bunk, it’s easy for your special object to fall on the floor or get dirty. And sometimes these things even get lost at Camp. So you might want to bring your second favorite stuffed animal, or a blanket that feels like your much-loved one that is safely waiting for you when you get home from a fantastic summer at Camp.
Topics: New Camper Questions