PLEASE have your camper pack her bags! But it's so much faster if you do it, right?! Well...we ask this for a few reasons. First, if their unit leader is telling your camper to pack her sunscreen and bug spray and they are already running late because the girls wouldn't get out of bed or because they chew each bite 37 times and your camper (who did not pack her own bags) exclaims "I don't know where my mom put it!"...you can see where this story is going. Second, it's good for her! She's learning to be independent, organized (hopefully!) and self-reliant! Yes, you should definitely CHECK her bag before you leave the house (please do!).
At a minimum, have her help you pack.
We recommend printing or saving these driving directions due to spotty cell phone service and varying GPS instructions.
Arrival Time – is between 1:00 – 2:30 PM; NO EARLIER. Please do not bring dogs. Lunch will NOT be provided. More information will be provided and added here prior to camp.
Fluid Intake…Hydration, hydration, hydration! – A reusable water bottle with your daughter’s name on it NEEDS to be sent to camp with her. Dehydration is a concern at camp due to increased physical activity, heat and lower humidity. Encourage your daughter to drink lots of water, at least 1 glass at every meal and throughout the day. And also remind them to use lots of sunscreen!!!
Saturday Closing Day On Saturday, before parents arrive to pick up their campers, everyone packs up their belongings. We try not to wake up too early and we eat a simple breakfast. Each unit also has an end-of-camp cleaning duty that each camper must help with. Volunteers help in getting camper's gear from units and to the flag area. All of this must be done before our 11:00 closing ceremony.
Parents are welcome to come to the closing ceremony, but the gate will only be open from approximately 10:20-10:30. You can come in and park and head to the flag circle. Remember no animals allowed at camp, so if Fido is in the car, he has to stay, but be aware there are not a lot of shaded areas in the parking lot. Once the flag ceremony starts, please be respectful and stand at attention.
Also, please note that the lodge (including bathrooms) has already been cleaned for the next camp coming in at 3:00. If you need to use the bathroom, you will need to use the latrine by the flag circle.
Please do not come early and expect to take your daughter out of camp before our closing. This completely disrupts the units and volunteers. If you are coming in late, please do not be later than 11:15. At this time, we are done with our ceremony and the volunteers want to go home too!
Don't forget to bring a photo ID - this is required to pick up your camper. Please be sure to double check their luggage and take ALL of their things! Many times, your camper will bring in 3 bags but end up going home with 4 or 5! If they brought medication, remember to pick it up from our health supervisor.
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