Communication Recommendation

Hey, Camp Folks!

Today begins our four-part series throughout June, focusing on how to best keep in touch during your child’s summer camp stay. Working with the wealth of excellent information about proper summer camp prep from a wonderful guidebook called ‘The Summer Camp Handbook,’ this series of posts delivers practical tips for positive correspondence with your soon-to-be-camper.

Receiving mail at camp means the world to your kids. Tearing open a letter from home makes them feel cared for and remembered. Camp experts Chris Thurber and Jon Malinowski discuss in their book, “Personal letters and postcards—whether from parents, friends, and relatives—renew the connection with home. Even pets can ‘write’ letters, with the help of their owners.”

Thurber and Malinowski break camp correspondence into four basic methods of communication. We’ll take a quick look at them right now and then get a closer look throughout the series for a more in-depth understanding of these forms of communication.

LettersSnail mail is the preferred method of communication with your campers.
A handwritten letter is typically the best way for you to communicate with your camper. They’ll feel so great receiving mail, but when it comes to getting word back, you’ll be lucky to hear anything at all. Not to worry—silence on their end typically means that your camper is having a blast…such a blast that they don’t think to write back. The best you can do is pack pre-stamped, pre-addressed envelopes and paper, and write letters that encourage your child to write back.

Some camps allow email. Others work around it in some way or another.Electronic Messages
Many camps now have one-way e-mail services that allow faster written communication with your child. However, speed comes at the expense of a personal touch. Sending your child an e-mail may make her feel more like a business colleague than your own flesh and blood. There is no substitute for a handwritten letter. We’ll go much deeper into this topic next week.

Phone CallsPhone calls are permitted at some camps but usually only in more-or-less extreme cases.
As with faxes and e-mail, different camps have different policies about phone calls. Be sure you and your child understand the camp’s phone policy before opening day. During camp, it’s important to respect that policy because it’s based on years of experience with what works and what doesn’t work at that particular camp.

Care PackagesWho doesn't love feeling special?!
Kids feel really special when they get a care package. It can even be something of a status symbol. Still, you shouldn’t feel obligated to send a package to your son or daughter. Overnight camp is a huge gift in itself.

Tune in next Monday to learn about sending electronic messages as well as an online service called CampMinder. As always, thanks for reading.

- John

What’s in a trunk?

Hey, Camp Packers!

Today marks our last installment in our four-part May series that shares packing techniques to make for a successful summer. Using the wealth of information from ‘The Summer Camp Handbook,’ I’ve covered the right type of container to use, the proper gear for campers, and different methods of labeling. Now that you have the right packing container and you have your gear all labeled, today’s post focuses on tips for the literal packing part of the process.

It's important to pack extra socks and underwear.Bring Extras
As I mentioned in the second post of this series, it’s always smart to bring extras of the basics. Seven pairs of socks and underwear for seven days at camp might seem like enough, but campers can go through more than just one pair in a day if they go swimming with their underwear on. Or there may be a couple-day lag in laundry service. A good idea is to pack 1.5 times the number of days between your camp’s laundry days.

Roll it All UpRolling clothing is a great method of packing your footlocker trunk.
An excellent method for packing your camp clothing is to roll everything up and then stack them in your container like pencils in a can. This makes it easier for your camper to see everything that’s been packed without having to unfold and go through the contents of their container.

Pack Your Packing ListPack your packing list to be sure everything comes home.
It’s also a smart idea to attach your packing list to the inside lid (if you have a camp trunk) or some visible spot in your container. Keeping your packing list around will make it easier to ensure that everything that went to camp is coming back.

Kids are a Part of It
It’s a big deal for kids to feel as though they have a certain amount of control in the decision-making processes of summer camp. Be sure to involve them with packing so they know how to operate all the camp gear they’re bringing and know where everything is.

Everything Summer Camp has great travel accessories to make the most efficient use of your packing space. Eliminate stress and hassle with our great Packing Cubes, the LidMate Organizer, as well as a Glide n’ Go Tray for absolute convenience at camp. Make the most of your packing space and help send your kid off to get the most out of their summer camp experience. And, as always, thanks for reading.

- John

Labels! Labels! Wherefore art thou labels!?

Hey, Camp Folks!

For the third installment of our four-part series to share packing techniques for a successful summer camp experience, I’m sharing labeling tips! Get words of the wise, borrowed from ‘The Summer Camp Handbook,’ the comprehensive guidebook written by camp experts, Dr. Chris Thurber and Dr. Jon Malinowski.
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I’m only going to say this once so I’ll shout it: LABEL EVERYTHING!!!

It’s easy to lose things at camp, but, if you want it back, it’s got to have your name on it! Campgrounds that get a lot of action such as the waterfront or athletic fields can be messes after campers have had their fun. Towels, shirts, socks, shoes, and gear will all be strewn across the landscape. And in this chaos, kids forget.

That towel left by the docks will get trampled and rained on before someone (maybe) puts it in the lost-and-found. There, it will begin to mildew and take on a foul odor. A labeled towel, however, may find its way back to its owner before meeting such a fate.

That’s why it’s smart to label everything. Did I already say that? Label your child’s water bottle, sunglasses, sports gear, hats, shoes—everything! Label it all! Label everything. And, though theft is typically a nonissue and summer camp, labeling reduces the chance of an item being stolen. Don’t just stop at clothes. Label EVERYTHING!

We offer a handful of options for labeling: Iron-On Clothing Name Labels, Stick-On Waterproof Name Labels, Clothing Stamps, and Laundry Markers. None of these methods are perfect, but some are easier to use than others. Most families combine methods to suit their needs.

Iron-On Clothing Name LabelsGet excellent deals on summer camp musts like name label products
These labels are strips of fabric with your child’s name printed on them. We recommend our Iron-On Name Labels for shirts, shorts, and pants, but not for socks. Use a Laundry Marker or stamp for socks. The average camper needs more than 60 different items of clothing for their camp stay, so ironing is typically a quicker route than labeling by hand. These waterproof labels work amazingly well!

Stick-On Waterproof Name Labels
These waterproof beauties are as simple as they sound. Just peel and stick. Perfect to tag onto your toothbrush, flashlight, sunscreen, battery-operated fan, and so much more, these are a great way to make sure your stuff makes its way back to you. Label everything!

Clothing Stamps
Our rubber staClothing stamps work great for lableing. Get it for a great price this weekend!mps print your child’s name nice and clearly. We recommend when you order with us to use both first and last names—or, at least, first initial and last name. Otherwise, two children with the same last name might get their stuff mixed up. These stamps are made to work well on clothing. Stamp shirts inside the collar, pants and underwear inside the waistband.
Markers can label like the best of them.
Laundry Markers
You can use these Markers to label anything from clothing to shoes (just pull down the tongue and mark the inside tag). Laundry Markers also work great on plastic, metal, wood—just about everything. Laundry Markers are quick and easy to use, but they can fade and distort with repeated washing or use. It’s smart to pack a second Laundry Marker for re-labeling at camp. Re-label everything.

You can get even more labeling tips when you order your own copy of ‘The Summer Camp Handbook’. Tune in next Monday to get great tips about the literal packing for camp and, as always, thanks for reading.

- John

P.S. — (Label Everything!)

Gear light. Gear right. Packing is such sweet preparation.

Hey, Camp Packers!

As May brings the full swing of spring, it also elevates our anticipation for the fast-approaching summer camp season! Last Monday began our four-part series to share packing techniques for a successful summer camp experience! Get words of the wise, borrowed from ‘The Summer Camp Handbook,’ the comprehensive guidebook written by camp experts, Dr. Chris Thurber and Dr. Jon Malinowski.

Last week, I went over trunks and trunk alternatives such as suitcases, duffels, and backpacks. Now that you have an idea of what type of container your camper will be bringing to camp, it’s time to go over selecting the right gear for your summer camp stay. Thurber and Malinowski break camping gear down into major, manageable groups. Let’s take a look:

ClotWe've got all your camp clothes here at Everything Summer Camp.hing
I’m sure I don’t have to tell you to pack clothes (it’d be kind of weird if I did), so I’ll skip over all the shirts, the shorts, the pants, cozy hoodies, aMake sure to bring extras of these articles for sure!s well as extra socks and underwear that we have available on our site. As for our less obvious articles, you’ll certainly want a quality, 100% waterproof raincoat or a hooded poncho when things get wet at camp. If you’re spending timeVery important for rainy days at camp. in the water, be sure to get quick-drying swim suits or trunks. And lastly, bathrobes, while optiSwimwear is pretty much a necessity at camp.onal, may provide more comfort than a wrapped towel after a shower.

Footwear is extremely important at camp. You’ll need boots for hikes, boots for horseback riding, and boots for rainy days when the campgrounds are rendered messy and muddy. The same as boots,Boots and camp go together for sure! make sure you have the right kind of sneakers for the activities that you plan to do at camp. It’s typically a good idea to bring two pairs—a newer pair for sports (specific to tennis or basketball requirements) and an older pair for everyday wear.

As for sandals, they’re both useful and popular, though some camps required that all Sport sandals make for great footwear if your camp allows them.footwear have closed toes, to prevent injuries.  Remember, sandals are not meant for hiking or sports, despite the advertisements. Besides shoes, remember to pack a lot of socks and make sure that they are appropriate for the shoes you’ll be wearing. Pack thick wool socks for your hiking boots and crew-length, cotton-blend socks for sports.

As it is for Rest your head on something comfy.everything, a sound night of sleep is very important at camp. Your camp’s information packet should give you a good idea of what kind of bedding you need to bring whether it’s nothing at all (if the camp is supplying all tYour camper will appreciate clean bedsheets!he sheets, blankets, and pillows) or everything (if the camp supplies only a cot, bed, platform, or bare earth). We have a great selection of sheets, blankets, mattress pads, mattress covers, as well as pillows and pillowcases from which to choose. We also Sleeping Bags are another essential item for camp.have a slew of sleeping bags for all different outdoor conditions. Check them out right here!

ToiletriesToiletries = Necessities
As for toiletries, you can check out our towels for washing and drying off after showering, or laying down in the sand! You can find great items like sunblock, insect repellent, lip balm, hairbrushes, and toothbrushes with travel holders all right here! And you can keep all these smaller items in the same spot with one of our many toiletry bags!

Of course, headwear is great for a number of reasons. Bandanas and headbands are Hats are where its at!helpful to keep hair and sweat out of your face. The summer sun is Sunglasses help protect your eyes and your image.blindingly beautiful—make sure to shield your eyes appropriately with hats or even better, sunglasses! Unlike sunglasses, however, hats offer the advantage of keeping ticks off your head. You’ll want to grab swim goggles too if you’re planning on spending time in the water! Keep the chlorine out of your eyes with these great goggles.Other Gear
There’s a bunch of miscellaneous gear that’s mandatory at any camp: a laundry bag, Brighten up the night with your camping flashlight!flashlight, and water bottle. But we have a lot of other fun items that you might consider taking along as well—depending on your interests. We have books Read a book throughout your summer camp stay!for quiet time, cameras (which may or may not be allowed at your camp), classic Jacks, playing cards, and so much more is here for your entertainment. Lastly, if you’re hoping to get letters back from your camper, it’s only smart to send them with stationery including pre-addressed and pre-stamped envelopes.

It’s a lot, but it helps to see all this gear broken up to provide organization and clarity. For a look that goes further in-depth of this phase and all other phases of packing and sending your kid to camp entirely, order ‘The Summer Camp Handbook’ for yourself. And be sure to come back next Monday for our tips and advice on labeling your gear and camp clothing! As always, thanks for reading.

- John

To trunk or not to trunk…

Hey, Camp Aficionados!

Today begins our four-part series throughout the month of May. I’ll be posting helpful advice and giving you the breakdown of the different phases that go into summer camp packing. This series will share words of the wise, straight from ‘The Summer Camp Handbook,’ the comprehensive guidebook written by camp experts, Dr. Chris Thurber and Dr. Jon Malinowski.What type of container does your camper need?

Of course, before you can focus on proper and perfected packing techniques, you need to know what type of container is best for your camper’s camp stay. The right container for your camper could be a footlocker trunk, it might be a suitcase, or a duffel bag, or it could be a large backpack. Check your camp’s information packet to see if a preferred type of container is listed.

If not, you should call the camp to ask. It’s a good idea to follow the recommendation of the camp director because they know how much space is available from closets, drawers, and lockers in the living quarters.

Footlocker trunks are a favorite for camps because they are tough, compact, and easy to organize. And they can double as card tables, chairs, and step-on ladders to top bunks too. However, if your child’s camp specifies another alternative, you can find great duffel bags as well as an assorted handful of backpacks. You can also find the one and only Pivotal Soft Case right here!

If your camp offers a choice of what to pack clothes and gear in, consider all your different options and the job you’ll expect a container to do for your kid’s camp experience:

Duffel Bag or Soft Case/SuitcaseThe Pop Up Soft Trunk is the best hard trunk alternative
If the trip to camp involves an airplane, keep in mind that it’s easier to bring a suitcase than a hard trunk. Our Pop-Up-Soft-Trunks serve flyers well also. Of course, if the living quarters are like a dorm room, with closets and drawers, then a duffel bag may be the best container. Once unpacked, duffel bags can be folded and stuffed under your camper’s bed or in a drawer.

If your camper plans on a lot of hiking, a large backpack is best. If you’re going to a store to pick one out, be sure to select a frame pack feels comfortable when fully loaded (almost any backpack feels comfy in the store when it’s empty).

Camp Trunk
If the living quarters don’t have drawers, trunks keep clothes and gear neater than suitcases, backpacks and duffel bags. If your child will be doing only day-long hikes, it’s best to pack everything in a trunk, but bring a separate day pack.

Enjoy checking out all the container options that we have available on our site and be sure to come back next Monday for tips on selecting the right gear to pack inside your container. As always, thanks for reading!

- JohnNothing like a good ol' camp trunk for your camper's summer camp stay!

Swimmers—start your exercises!

Hey, Swimmers!

You’re bound to get your fill of time in the water during your stay at summer camp. But as fun as swimming is, it’s also physically taxing—especially if you’re trying to develop your skills as a swimmer. Throughout April, I’ve been posting fitness tips and advice on Mondays to help you prepare your body for the rigors of summer camp. Get in the water!Today is the last Monday in April. I’ve held off posting about dry land exercises for swimmers until now because swimming is the most popular camp activity and I wanted to grab as much attention as I could!

I have a number of easy and free exercises to improve your swimming capabilities:

There’s no better exercise than Squats to help build the calf, thigh, and core musclesGreat means of buiilding leg muscles—exactly the muscles used in that kicking motion to propel yourself forward under water. Squats are easy; just stand with your feet at shoulder-width apart and, with your back straight and head up, bend at the knees until your thighs are nearly parallel to the ground. Then push yourself back up.

Shoulder Touches
Work your uThese are a great way to build muscles in your arms.pper body strength with Shoulder Touches. Get into the position for push-ups, but instead of lowering and raising your body, shift your weight so you can hold yourself up with one arm and touch the shoulder of the supporting arm with your other hand. Ten of these should have you feeling pretty wiped.

Elbow Plank
Another great exercise for building upper body strength is to hold the position of an Elbow Plank holds are a serious workout!Plank. The Plank position is the same as the position to do a push-up only you support yourself with your elbows and forearms instead of your hands. It may not sound like much, but simply holding this position is exercise enough!

No joke, these are a serious workout!Leg Raises
You build up muscles in your legs and core with Leg Raises. Easy to perform, simply lie on your back and lift your legs to a 90 angle with the rest of your body. Then lower your legs within inches of the floor before going back up.

Windshield WipersEven harder than leg raises are the windshield wipers!
Similar to Leg Raises, Windshield Wipers help strengthen the same areas, but work different angles. Windshield Wipers are Leg Raises that move from side to side and never really touch the ground.

Diver Push-ups
The last exercise I have to share is the Diver Push-up. I can tell you how to do this one, but it’ll be a lot easier to just show you with this video. As you can see, it’s like a traditional push-up with a backwards element in which you pump your four outstretched limbs upward while lying on your belly.
Nothing preps your body better for swimming than dive-push-ups!To help give you a clearer idea of what these exercises look like, I’ve included this video link of a dry land workout routine that incorporates the majority of these exercises. The video is targeted at swimmers of an intermediate level, so keep in mind that his towel suggestion is certainly optional. Make a splash at summer camp and enjoy your time in the water.

- John

Good timin’ for climbin’!

Hey, Camp Fans!

Everything Summer Camp is here to help pump you up. Well, we can give you a few tips anyhow. Summer camp is certain to be chock full of strenuous activities that challenge your stamina, flexibility, and strength. That’s why I’ve been posting about fitness every Monday this month—to help you do what it takes to see that you’re fit for the rigorous lifestyle of summer camp.

The first post covered a number of exercises that are helpful for multiple, traditional sports and other athletic activities at summer camp. Last week I gave helpful exercises specific to horseback riding.Rock climbing requires excellent physical shape.

Now let’s talk about rock climbing. There’s no better practice than actually climbing—no argument here. But even before practicing, there are great exercises you can do off the wall. There are a number of different ways you’ll want to have conditioned your body to be the best climber you can be. After all, climbing makes good use of all different parts of your body in all different kinds of ways. It breaks down like this:

Upper Body Strength
Climbing, of course, takes a world of Upper Body Strength to hoist yourself into higher and higher positions. Any kind of muscle-building exercises will work—push-ups, pull-ups (if you have a bar available), or weightlifting (if you have the proper wThese may not look like much, but they'll develop your grip strength beyond what you knew possible. eights) are great ways to build strength in your arms and shoulders. Even more intricate of an exercise are Hand Grips. These will help develop the muscles in your fingers for difficult-to-hold-onto-rocks.

Lower Body Strength
SometimJogging is great exercise for getting your body in shape for rock climbing!es when climbing, you’ll need your legs to make impossible strides upward and to push the rest of your body to the next point of pausing. Jogging is always a great way to build up those leg muscles. You’ll also want to incorporate some of the exercises we recommended for horse riding like Front Squats and Forward Lunges. Exercises like these are sure to sculpt your leg muscles for the job.

Stretches alone are a great means of training your body to be able toTry this exercise for developing your flexibility as well as dexterity. make far reaches and gliding steps. Sitting with your legs outstretched and touching your toes is one great way to extend the span of your stretching. For those with a chin-up bar available, you can practice what is called a ‘Deadhang’ in which you hold yourself up by your fingers. If you have a Finger-Board, that would be most convenient.

Rock climbing is fun, but extremely strenuous work. Make sure you’re ready for it when you head off to summer camp. Make sure to tune in next Monday to get great exercises for swimming and, as always, thanks for reading.

- John

Equestrian Fitness

Hey, Camp Fans!

With a fast-approaching camp season, Everything Summer Camp wants to help out. That’s why we’re giving tips on fitness for your camper every Monday in April. Camp is fun, but the activities can be strenuous—lots of camps will actually refuse a camper if they haven’t had a thorough physical examination to guarantee that their body is well enough in shape for the rough and tumble lifestyle at summer camp.
Summer Camp quenches your equestrian thirst.
Last week I talked about general stretches and exercises you can do to help get yourself into shape for traditional camp sports and activities that will involve a lot of stamina, flexibility, and strength. But today’s post is all about conditioning your body specifically for horseback riding.

Of course, riding is a work out in itself, but the best way to develop your equestrian ability is to work on your fitness outside of the saddle. Here are five effective exercises to help build your core strength and suitability for riding. Watch the video at the bottom of this post to get a great visualization on how to perform these exercises. Experienced riders recommend 8-12 repetitions of each workout:

Seated Ball SqueezeThis is a great exercise for riding.
Work your inner thigh muscles by sitting on a chair, placing a kickball/soccer ball between your thighs, and squeezing the ball firmly for 5 to 10 seconds. This exercise builds your adductors—critical muscles for horseback riding.

Bridge with Ball Squeeze
This exercise is meant to strengthen a rider’s inner thighs, gluteus, and core muscles. The idea is to The Bridge ball Squeeze Exercise.lie on your back and bend your knees with or without a ball between your thighs—then lift your buttocks off the floor and  squeeze the ball. You should hold this position for 8 to 15 seconds.

Forward LungeFeel the burn to better your riding performance!
Excellent conditioning for the proper seat, this exercise works on your quadriceps, hamstrings, gluteus, abdominal muscles, and spinal erector muscles in your back. You can do practice this exercise with or without dumbbells in your hands. You should stand upright with your feet together and then take a large stride forward with your right foot until your left light is just about straight. Push yourself back to the starting position. And then repeat with your left foot.
You'll get into excellent shape with this exercise.
Skater Style Lateral Lunge
For further conditioning, this exercise will have you looking like a speed skater. Stand with your feet wide apart and bend your right knee while touching your right foot with your left hand. Your back should be flat and your head up.

Front Squatfront squats
Lastly, give everything a once-over with this all-encompassing exercise. Simply stand with your feet at shoulder-width apart and, with your back straight and head up, bend at the knees until your thighs are nearly parallel to the ground. Then push yourself back up.

Check out this video to get a clearer ‘picture’ of how to perform these exercises. Be sure to tune in next Monday when I’ll be talking about how to prepare yourself for Rockwall Climbing and, as always, thanks for reading!

- John


How fit are you for summer camp?

Hey, Summer Campers!

The camp season approaches so fast and brings so much to do to get ready for! It’s smart to start preparing now. One thing you can take care of right now is to make the appointment for your camper’s physical. Camp activities are fun, but strenuous on the body which is why any soon-to-be-camper should have a thorough examination to ensure their physical fitness is adequate. In fact, many camps will refuse a camper who hasn’t had their physical.Summer fun is sure to be taxing on your body.Every Monday this month, we’ll be focusing on fitness and how to condition yourself for the rigors of summer camp. I’ll give you great tips about stretches and exercises you can do in preparation of particular summer camp activities. But before we get into any specifics, today I’ll be sharing general ways to make sure you have the energy to get through an average day of summer camp.

For most camps, traditional sports are a staple of the camp activities they offer. Campers might find themselves playing a sport they don’t otherwise play very often like basketball, soccer, tennis, and plenty others. These sports all require you to be quick on your feet with a good amount of running as well as upper and lower body strength.
This is always a great exercise.
Similar exercises will cover multiple athletic activities—pretty much all of the traditional sports. You can get yourself into better shape with simple Chinups are excellent means of building upper body strength!routines. Try pushups and chin-ups (if available) for building your upper body strength. Here’s a helpful video to show you a proper push-up and this video shows you a proper chin-up.
Great for overall condiitioning, this exercise works great.
Squats and lunges are great means of building your hip and leg muscles. And jump rope is especially great for conditioning your calves. Here’s a video that’s targeted toward tennis players, however it’s a helpful workout for all types of activities. On top of all this, running or jogging is a wonderful calisthenics workout and builds stamina for all the back and forth running you’ll do playing these sports.

Just as important as good exercises, stretching is key to your flexibility which is called upon a lot in sports that you’ll likely play at camp. Try stretching as shown in these drawings to get yourself limber.  Fitness Seated-Hamstring

fitness standing quad stretch          fitness simple shoulder stretchThese stretches will help prepare your body for the trials that summer camp will give it.                                    l   l  Don’t forget to tune in next Monday when I’ll cover more specific exercises and stretches you can do for horseback riding. Get fit and, as always, thanks for reading!

- John

One last question for you…

Hey, Camp Seekers!

Throughout March, I’ve been posting a series on Mondays about how to ‘Choose the Right Camp’ for your soon-to-be-camper. Today is the last post in the series. I’ve been spilling constructive tips and advice from Dr. Chris Thurber and Dr. Jon Malinowski’s awesome guidebook, ‘The Summer Camp Handbook’ all week and today I’m giving you one last juicy morsel of great advice on the subject of finding the right camp. We’ve talked about ‘Where do you want to go to camp?’, ‘How long do you want to stay at camp?’, and, last week, we asked ‘Do you want a single-sex or coed camp?’ Today’s question:

WHAT KIND OF ORGANIZATION DO YOU WANT?Structured and unstructured time are great for your kid at summer camp.

You want to know what kind of setup a camp has. The two major components to focus on with this question would be the camp’s living quarters as well as the activities they offer. All camps have different types of organizational structure. Some take in 90 campers for their summer sessions while others might take in 400. Some camps have a full day prepared for their campers while other camps give kids complete freedom.

                                                     lOrganization of living quarters
Will your camper attend a coed or single sex camp?Campers typically share a cabin with other campers of the same age or school grade. This is the probably preferable to a camp that will stick the older kids with the younger kids which can make it awkward or intimidating for a younger camper to change clothes in front of cabin mates. Grouping without consideration toward age will also disrupt cabin leaders’ abilities to pick age-appropriate activities for the whole cabin or for the l                                                      cabin to develop its own identity.

Organization of activities
All camps do things differently, but many will let their campers pick from a variety of available activities to create their own schedule for each day. Some camps have activities scheduled for nearly every hour while others offer more free, leisurely, and personal time for their campers. Most camps will try to balance the two of these organizational schedules with downtime and time for mandatory activities.Get everything there is out of The Summer Camp Handbok to send your kid off to camp the rigt way.

If you found this information or any from my previous posts in this series to be helpful, there’s a lot more where that came from in ‘The Summer Camp Handbook’ available right here at Everything Summer Camp. Check it out for yourself right here! And, as always, thanks for reading.

- John