There are lots of important things that happen on a boy’s first day at overnight camp, and they all begin with check in, in the Chapel. Here you will meet John Menendez who will begin the check in process by explaining about the camper bank and cabin assignments. Next, you will meet with the Program Directors to discuss the activities the boys have chosen. Your third stop will be with the camp nurse for a quick health check and review of the health form. Finally, we have a clothing table set up so your son will receive any clothing that you have pre-ordered. You will also have the chance to buy any additional items you might want.
Welcome to the Cabin
After check in, parents will drive their boy to the cabin where his counselors will help introduce him to the other cabin mates, and help with the move in process. Parents might also want to give the counselors any special instructions regarding how to best care for their son. After this parents are welcome to stay as long as they would like; we give camp tours each hour, but you will want to head out as soon as you are comfortable so your son can begin becoming a camper.
The Swim Test
After the boys arrive counselors will give them a tour of camp, before they head to the waterfront for the “swim test.” Don’t worry, it’s not the kind of test that anyone can fail (more of a swimming assessment). Then it is back to cabins for showers before dinner, and that is where camp really gets going. After dinner the boys head up the mountain for initiation into their Indian tribes, and then back to cabins for evening devotions and a much needed first night’s sleep.
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