What do Binghamton Mets, Skate Estate, the bowling alley, movie theater, Lake George, Hershey Park, Dorney Park, Cooperstown, Long Eddy, Jim Thorpe, California, and Toronto have in common? They have all been or will be 2012 Camp Starlight trip destinations for one or more divisions this year. Camp trips are a big part of camp and our campers always look forward to them. Whether it’s tubing for a morning or afternoon or an overnight adventure, they love the adventures. And it’s almost time for the big trips!
Yes, you read that correctly. The divisional trips are next week. It’s hard to believe that the majority of the summer is behind us and, in a few days, the phones at camp will go (mostly) quiet, the fields and courts will be (mostly) empty, and the familiar sound of laughter, cheering, and chatter will be significantly fainter after the buses pull out and head to their respective destinations. And the campers are ready!
A few reminders, parents, to…
*Make sure all of the proper forms are completed. Yes, we know this one is kind of a no brainer and a tedious pain, but we believe it’s still better to err on the side of caution by reminding everyone that without all of that pesky paperwork, your children will be waving goodbye to the trip bus rather than on it.
*Insure your children have spending money in their accounts. There’s no need to go dipping into their college funds. A modest amount to pick up a souvenir or two and indulge in something yummy is enough to make most campers happy.
*If your children are Seniors going to Toronto and you haven’t already provided their passports, call Fedex. Toronto is in Canada and border patrol gets kind of cranky when people attempt to pass through without passports.