Our List of Camp Do's and Don'ts
We have listened to camp directors and have some do’s and don’ts when your children go to camp.
- Receiving mail is very important – consider sending a letter and/or package to arrive within the first few days of camp
- Trust that homesickness is almost always short-lived
- Storage space is at a premium at camp –unique hanging units and shower caddies can make organization easy and fun
- Bonding with cabin mates often happens during rest hour- games, cards, comics, crafts and activity books can facilitate fun for all
- Free time can be more enjoyable with outdoor sports equipment such as footballs, paddle sets, hackey sacks and frisbees
- Remember to protect your camper from the heat – do send sunscreen, hat, mini fan and water bottle
- Label everything! We love Mabel’s Labels camp pack!
- Avoid sending food to your camper – many campers have severe allergies and food attracts animals into cabins and tents
- Don’t be disappointed if you don’t receive long letter from camp– your camper is having too much fun! However, including playful stationery and pens may encourage them to write!
- Don’t forget personal grooming is still essential at camp – make sure your camper is equipped with nail clippers, brush and lip protection