Whether you're an experienced camp family or a first-time attendee, we've compiled a helpful list of 5 ways you can get ready for summer camp. Enjoy!
1.) meet our summer staff
2.) Visit your confirmation page(s)
Lose your e-mail? No problem! Visit our Summer Camp Info page.
3.) Follow us
Please note that we have a NEW Instagram account-- so even if you followed us last year, please find our new account at @campgideonga to follow all the latest!
4.) Get some gear
5.) Fight Fear
-Visit our website and let them view photos of our site, and camp programs.
-Have them make a packing list. While they may go overboard, this is a great growing
opportunity and the perfect chance for you to get an idea of their expectations for the week.
When they're done, compare it with our suggested packing list (see #2), and make sure they
haven't left off anything important... like underwear :-)
-Let them go shopping with you. Allow them to choose a few snacks, a new journal to capture
their experience, and maybe even a new towel or bathing suit to add to the fun!
-Talk to them. Tell them about what activities they can expect. Encourage them to go beyond
their comfort zone, trying new things and making new friends.
Allow them to be open about their fears, without downplaying them. Let them
know that they will be safe, and that you will miss them, but that you believe they're going to
have the best week of their summer at camp!