Hello campers and families!
August is just around the corner and we are getting very excited to see everyone and have a fantastic week! We have some very important information to share with you and would like you to take a minute to read all the news!
First, camp check-in will begin on Sunday, August 7, at 3:30 PM. No early arrivals! We have a full day of Staff training on Sunday and will not be starting check-in any earlier than 3:30 PM. Check-out will be Friday, August 12, promptly at 1:30 PM. Please do not be late for check-out as many of our staff have flights to catch and they cannot leave until all campers are picked up. Please do not make these dedicated individuals miss their flights!
Second, please remind returning campers of the changes to the age groupings as noted on the registration form, cover letter of the Enrollment packet, and Home page of our website. *Returning Campers, Please Note: We have changed the age groups to 8-10 year olds (Woodside), 11-13 year olds (Waterfront), and 14-16 year olds (Retreat Center).* Reminding them now will alleviate any confusion during check-in.
Third, we are going GREEN this year and your camper will be given a Camp Celiac reusable water bottle at check-in. Each camper will be responsible for keeping their bottle full of water and having it with them. In years past, we went through a silly amount of plastic cups, so this move was made to help the environment and leave less of a footprint on our wonderful campsite! If your camper loses his/her bottle, we will replace it of course, but you will be asked to pay $3.00 at check-out for the replacement cost.
Fourth, camp photos will be offered as two options again this year. You may purchase an 8×10 group photo of your camper’s age group, and/or an 8×10 collage of all three age groups. The cost of each photo is $10.00. We can accept cash, or checks made out to Camp Celiac, for this purchase at camp check-in. We have to know on Sunday who wants pictures, so they are ready for you on Friday.
Fifth, many GF companies have generously donated items for our raffle table, with the proceeds going to camp! We will be offering $5.00 chances to enter the raffle, and you may enter as many times as you want. The winners will take home their items at check-out on Friday along with their camper!
Sixth, remember campers LOVE to receive letters from home during camp week. Please do not mail food or candy, however, because the chipmunks and other critters enjoy coming in to see what’s available, so we keep all edible items out of the living areas. Letters can be mailed to:
Camp Aldersgate/Camp Celiac
Campers First and Last Name
1043 Snake Hill Road
N. Scituate, RI 02857
Seventh, if you have an urgent need to reach a Camp Celiac Director during camp week, please call 443-454-3460. This phone will be monitored between Thursday, August 4 and Sunday, August 14. All other times and for non-camp-week inquiries, please continue to email email@example.com.
Lastly, as you may know, camp registration fills VERY quickly every year. We do NOT send email reminders to campers. It is up to you to watch the website, www.campceliac.org for registration information for next year. We plan to have the registration forms online on or about February 1, 2012 for Camp 2012.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on August 7!
Denise Segreti, Lisa Walton, and Mike Richman, Co-Directors, Camp Celiac