If you're new to the camp experience, there are a few things you should know before packing your bags and hitting the road. Here are a few tips that will help make your first time camping a success.

Don't be afraid to try new things - camp is a great place to step outside your comfort zone!

Boys, don't be afraid to try something new this summer! Camp is an amazing place to take a leap outside of your comfort zone. You can explore the wonders of nature, challenge yourself, and develop confidence that could serve you well in life. There is no failure involved, only experimentation and growth! Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity - embrace it with enthusiasm!

Be prepared for homesickness - it's normal to miss your family and friends, but know that you'll make new ones at camp

Homesickness can be a challenge for campers, especially if it's your first time away from home. It's totally normal to miss your family and friends, but know that you're not alone. Think of camp as an opportunity to get support from the camp staff. They'll help ensure that you have a successful experience and will provide guidance and reassurance when you need it most. Not only that, but you might even make new friends during your time at camp, so look forward to making new connections!

Follow the rules - they're there for a reason and will help everyone have a fun and safe time

It's always more fun when it's rowdy, but remember - following the limited rules given is the best way to ensure that everyone can have a safe and enjoyable time. Rules exist for a reason and are necessary in almost every situation. While it might seem like no big deal now, not following them could result in someone getting hurt or put in an uncomfortable situation further down the line. Don't be scared away from embracing rowdiness and having fun - just keep the rules in mind and you'll have no problem!

Get involved in activities - there's something for everyone, so find what interests you and join in

Get involved in activities - they're a great choice if you want to participate in something that interests you! With so many options out there, such as everything offered during Free Swim, there's sure to be something that speaks to your passions. So why not take a chance on something new and broaden your horizons? You are sure to gain skills, make new friends and maybe even find a passion you didn't realize you had. So don't wait - explore what's out there and join in on the fun!

Be respectful of others - remember that we're all here to have a good time

One of the best parts of being in a community is the comradeship we share with each other. It's important to remember this when interacting with those around us - when we respect one another, it truly benefits everyone. Having mutual respect between members of any household helps to create an atmosphere where everyone feels welcomed and accepted. We're all here to have a good time, so let's treat one another like comrades and remember that respect is an essential component of building a productive and entertaining environment for everyone.

Have fun! - this is the most important thing, so relax and enjoy your time at camp

Camp is the perfect time to make silly memories, be rowdy with your friends, and stay up way too late talking under the stars. And if you're at a sleepaway camp like I was in New Hampshire, you also get to experience some independence and make lasting friendships! So don't forget that during this adventure away from home, the most important thing is to have fun. Don't get too caught up in all of your tasks or rules; simply enjoy each moment and make the most out of it!

Camp is a great opportunity to try new things, make new friends, and have a lot of fun. Be prepared for homesickness, follow the rules, get involved in activities, be respectful of others, and most importantly – have fun! With the right attitude and outlook, you're sure to have a rewarding experience with no failure involved, only experimentation and growth. So don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity - embrace it with enthusiasm! get involved in activities, and be respectful of others and you'll have an amazing time at camp. And don't forget - the most important thing is to have fun! For more detailed information about what to expect at camp, check out the Parent's Guide.