Our Kids Canada's Camp & Program Guide

21st Annual

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26 Our Kids Canada's Camp & Program Guide – 21st Annual DO'S & DON'TS Camp Wabikon PREPARING AND PACKING FOR CAMP: P reparing for camp can be an exciting time, though, especially for first-time campers, it can raise a lot of questions, too. Certainly, there are some very general provisos, mainly that less really is more: keep things to the minimum. Entertainment items—books, games, sporting goods—often aren't required, as camps will have everything they need in order to conduct their programming. Electronic devices, too, are often best left at home—many camps don't allow their use on site. Kids, of course, will sneak them in, and, yes, you want to be in touch … but the point of camp, both day or overnight, is to live a bit differently, and to engage face-to-face with others. Many camp directors will tell you that it's often the parents who are more distressed by the kids being offline, as many tweens and teens actually appreciate giv- ing their thumbs a bit of a rest. Read on for some other reminders on how to help make it the best summer ever. QUICK TIPS ON GETTING READY FOR THE BIG SEND-OFF

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