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SUMMER CAMP TIPS

Victoria Johnson

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When Should I Register for Overnight Camp?

Posted by : Victoria Johnson | 17 Sep, 2017

NOW!

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Topics: Overnight camp

Getting Ready for Overnight Camp

Posted by : Victoria Johnson | 4 Jul, 2017

Packing

Most camps give you a packing list which covers the essentials. However, some appear rather sparse and you feel that surely some creature comforts must be missing.

For a more comprehensive list, I have combined the lists of 20 traditional summer camps in North Carolina. Download the ultimate sleepaway camp packing list.

A few tips:

  • After you have assembled your items, be sure to include your child in the packing process; they need to be able to find their stuff once they get to camp.
  • Everything should be considered disposable: do not pack anything you’d be upset to have destroyed or lost. A week in the woods will challenge even the most fastidious kid to keep things neat and clean.
  • Review your packing list and make sure you have everything, and that it fits. Trying to rush out and buy sweatpants at the last minute is not easy – Target doesn’t carry them in the summer.
  • And this apparently cannot be reiterated enough: LABEL EVERYTHING, even the toothbrush. Order your clothing labels now!

 

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Topics: Overnight camp, Camp planning

The Ultimate Summer Camp Packing List

Posted by : Victoria Johnson | 30 May, 2017

Most camps give you a packing list which covers the essentials. However, some are rather sparse and you feel that surely some creature comforts must be missing.

For a more comprehensive list, I have combined the lists of 20 traditional summer camps in North Carolina.

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Topics: Overnight camp, Camp planning

Six Awesome Charlotte Camps You Don't Know About

Posted by : Victoria Johnson | 28 Apr, 2017

Try something different this summer!

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Topics: Charlotte, Day camp

Should I Only Send My Kids to an ACA Accredited Camp?

Posted by : Victoria Johnson | 23 Apr, 2017

You’ll see the ACA logo on a lot of camp websites. Let’s figure out what it means, exactly.

 

ACA = American Camp Association

The ACA is a national camp association that promotes the benefits of summer camp, sets standards for camps, and provides professional development via courses, conferences, and online resources.

 

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Topics: Overnight camp