Preparing for Camp 1. 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. Label everything from your t-shirts to your tennis racket to your toothbrush. Use a permanent marker to label socks right on the toe.
2. Leave electronics at home. Not only are iPods, PSPs, tablets, Kindles, and smart phones expensive, they can break easily at camp. Plus, camp is a great time to take a break from screen time and get plugged into new friendships.
3. Tell your parents that you'll be fine. Sometimes, moms and dads get a little sad or nervous to say goodbye before camp, so they'll need an extra hug and maybe a promise that you'll write (see Tip #4).
4. Pack some pre-stamped, pre-addressed envelopes, along with paper and pens. Moms and dads love to get mail and the more you write, the more you'll get back. Put all your stationery stuff in a resealable freezer bag so it stays dry.
5. Visit the camp's web site. Most of the answers to your camp questions are right here! Can't find the answer? Send us an e-mail! If you are registered for Camp Wightman this summer -- you'll be getting a confirmation packet in the mail with lots more info. Be sure to share that info with the adult who registered you for camp.
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