Over the past few years, we've seen an increase in the amount of candy/snacks being brought to camp. This issue culminated in 2017 when we found ourselves storing garbage bags of snacks/candy in the camp office. Things had clearly gotten out of hand. Last year we decided to take action and ask that no more than a gallon ziplock be sent to camp. This seemed to work ok, and combined with some feedback left us with a clearer vision of where snacks fit into camp life. Our snack lockers are an opportunity to bring a small comfort from home. They should not be a focus of the camp experience.
Camp provides three square meals and two snacks each day. Campers will be well fed and should survive just fine without any additional snacks; however, we will allow campers to bring additional snacks if the following guidelines are observed:
- We encourage sending healthy snacks as opposed to candy whenever possible.
- Send no more than a 2-quart size zip lock bag. (This should be plenty for a one-week stay at camp.)
- Your camper's bag should be labeled with their name.
- Bags must be stored in assigned snack locker.
- Campers may only retrieve their snacks during recreation periods A and B.
- Campers must return the Snack Key to their cabin when finished for others to use.
Please keep in mind . . .
- Snacks are optional; NOT required.
- Snack locker use is not always regulated.
- Snacks that melt should be avoided.
- Please be considerate of possible allergies and avoid nuts.
- You can try segmenting out snacks by day.
- Snacks are available in the camp store.
Behaviors that will result in disciplinary action: Snacks are a privledge which can be revoked if problems arise (littering, theft, etc.)
- Keeping snacks in the cabin.
- Leaving messes (wrappers, sticks, etc) around camp
- Taking snacks that are not yours.
Thank you for your understanding, and please let us know if you have any questions.