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SUMMER CAMP TIPS

When Should I Register for Overnight Camp?

Posted by : Victoria Johnson | 17 Sep, 2017

NOW!

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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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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

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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Map of Overnight Camps in N.C. and S.C.

Posted by : Victoria Johnson | 2 Jun, 2017

You won't be surprised to learn that western North Carolina is chock-a-block full of residential camps. The scenery, weather, and abundance of activities make the Appalachians an ideal place for summer camps. There are also many camps scattered throughout the rest of the Carolinas. 

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