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How to Prepare for Camp 2021

How to Prepare for Camp 2021
by Ben Tabone, Brookwoods Director

Summer Camp at Brookwoods, Deer Run, and Moose River Outpost is right around the corner and there is a lot to accomplish, whether you are a parent, camper or staff member! We are diligently getting the facilities and camper programs all buttoned up and ready for the start of camp. Staff will be arriving in 20 days for training, and then campers arrive two weeks after that! We are very excited for a long-anticipated summer at camp!

As a parent, it can be daunting sending your child away for a week, two weeks, or even four weeks! Maybe it is your first time sending your kids away, maybe it’s the second or third! Regardless, it can be a challenge knowing how to best prepare for that long period of separation, whether for the child or parent! (Maybe you are looking forward to some downtime at home!) Additionally, you may have questions about how to pack for your child while they are away at camp, or how to prepare them for any dietary needs they may have. Or as a camper, you may ask, “What is the schedule like?” or “What does communication with my parents look like while I am away?” Your best source of information is the camper handbook that answers many of these questions for both parents and campers.

We have also prepared some fun informational videos which highlight varying topics! Click on the links to watch the videos below:

Camp Registrar

Payments and Transportation

Communicating with Your Child

Food and Special Diets

Packing for Camp

Daily Schedule and Life at Camp

The Deer Run 3-Minute Shower

At Christian Camps and Conferences, we strive to meet the needs of parents and campers and we are aiming for success! So if you have any further questions that could not be answered from the Handbook or Resource Videos please give us a call at (603)-875-3600. We are happy to talk with you about camp and what we anticipate the summer of 2021 will look like.

If you are curious about our COVID-19 practices for this upcoming summer, we will be conducting parent Zoom Meetings on June 1st at 11:00AM EST, and 7:30PM EST. If your campers are registered for camp, you will receive a link a day or so prior to the gatherings. We also have established a central location on our webpage for all things COVID.  https://www.christiancamps.net/covid_updates/

The last and most important way to prepare for camp is to pray! Pray for your children, and pray for the staff that is going to be serving your children. Pray that they may be filled with the Holy Spirit and that Christ would transform many lives this summer!

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” (Ephesians 3:20-21)

Ben Tabone joined our team in May 2018 and serves as the Brookwoods Director. Ben is passionate about youth camp and adventure programming all wrapped together through ministry. Ben spent his formative years working in camp ministry in the Adirondacks, which seriously shaped his hobbies and trajectory. Along the way, Ben met his wonderful wife Alexa working in camp ministry at Camp Spofford in southern NH. Together they enjoy living in New Hampshire and getting outdoors whether it is climbing, skiing, ice climbing, or hiking! Contact Ben by email at ben@christiancamps.net

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