Despite the two recent nice days, the return of the cold weather has caused us to rethink this summer’s camp program. We want your child to have the best possible experience during their seven weeks with us, so we are sending this message to inform you of a few changes we will make in the event that summer weather never arrives. We will let you know by our luggage pick-up days, June 14-15 (reminder to sign up with Camp Baggage by May 18 or you will incur a late fee), if this contingency plan will be necessary.
We recommend you be prepared to include the following in your children’s trunks:
Space heaters (instead of portable fans)
Snow pants and boots (instead of bathing suits and flip flops)
Hats and gloves (instead of swim goggles)
Down comforters or additional extra blankets
We will update the online packing list to reflect these items.
We will be providing additional training for our fantastic staff and hiring different specialists to address a few exciting adjustments to our usual activities. The potential changes include:
Cross-country and downhill skiing instead of water skiing
Ice skating and ice fishing in lieu of swimming, boating and fishing at the waterfront
Aspiring Elsas get ready: our play will be Frozen instead of Aladdin (this change will be made regardless, as our Fine Arts Director must reserve costumes and begin learning the music now)
The roller skate park will be used for slopestyle snowboarding
Our petting zoo animals will be replaced with penguins and a clawless, toothless baby polar bear
Snowman-making will be added to the arts and crafts curriculum (however, at this time our insurer will not let us add snowball fighting to the sports program)
Sleigh rides will replace horseback riding
In addition to the usual cookie cakes and candy, we recommend parents bring hot chocolate and cases of Cup of Noodles. For the comfort of our visitors warming stations will be set up around camp.
The color war kits we offer will include team-colored scarves, woolen socks and hats with pompoms.
Canada Goose jackets will replace the seven-year fleece
We appreciate your cooperation and flexibility and, despite the weather, look forward to helping your child have the best summer ever!