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Have a Great Time at Overnight Camp

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Summer camp can be a lot of fun, especially if you are prepared!
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Summer camp can be a lot of fun, especially if you are prepared. This article explains all you need to know about how to have a great time at any overnight camp. Get started at step number one below.
 
[[Category:Youth Camps]]
 
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== Steps ==
 
== Steps ==
#Check with the camp to see if it publishes a checklist or a list of recommendations of things you should bring. If they do, follow it precisely. You may not realize the importance of certain things until you actually need them.[[Image:Have a Great Time at Overnight Camp Step 1.jpg|center]]
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#Check with the camp to see if it publishes a checklist or a list of recommendations of things you will need to have with you. If they do, follow it precisely. You may not realize the importance of certain things until you actually need them.[[Image:Have a Great Time at Overnight Camp Step 1.jpg|center]]
 
#Get the essentials: sunscreen, a hat (or some kind of covering for your head), comfortable clothes, sturdy shoes (depending on the camp, maybe athletic shoes, maybe hiking boots; use logic) toiletries (everything you use for hygiene; toothbrush, hairbrush, shampoo).[[Image:Have a Great Time at Overnight Camp Step 2.jpg|center]]
 
#Get the essentials: sunscreen, a hat (or some kind of covering for your head), comfortable clothes, sturdy shoes (depending on the camp, maybe athletic shoes, maybe hiking boots; use logic) toiletries (everything you use for hygiene; toothbrush, hairbrush, shampoo).[[Image:Have a Great Time at Overnight Camp Step 2.jpg|center]]
 
#If you are sleeping in a tent or cabin, you will need bedding. A sleeping bag is great, but if you don't have one, a couple of thick blankets will be fine. Always expect that it will be cold at night.[[Image:Have a Great Time at Overnight Camp Step 3.jpg|center]]
 
#If you are sleeping in a tent or cabin, you will need bedding. A sleeping bag is great, but if you don't have one, a couple of thick blankets will be fine. Always expect that it will be cold at night.[[Image:Have a Great Time at Overnight Camp Step 3.jpg|center]]
#Even if you do not normally wear pajamas, you will want something to sleep in at night. You will not want to wear stinky old jeans you have just been crawling around in the mud in. It would also be inappropriate to sleep in your underwear in a group setting.[[Image:Have a Great Time at Overnight Camp Step 4.jpg|center]]
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# Pack nightwear. Even if you do not normally wear pajamas, you will want something to sleep in at night. You will not want to wear stinky old jeans you have just been crawling around in the mud in. It would also be inappropriate to sleep in your underwear in a group setting.[[Image:Have a Great Time at Overnight Camp Step 4.jpg|center]]
 
#Learn a little about the natural fauna of the area. Do you need mosquito repellent? Should you be on the lookout for ticks?[[Image:Have a Great Time at Overnight Camp Step 5.jpg|center]]
 
#Learn a little about the natural fauna of the area. Do you need mosquito repellent? Should you be on the lookout for ticks?[[Image:Have a Great Time at Overnight Camp Step 5.jpg|center]]
 
#If you are going to be doing physical activities at camp (hiking, swimming, etc) make sure you are in shape before hand. Walk daily around your neighborhood. Swim at a community pool.[[Image:Have a Great Time at Overnight Camp Step 6.jpg|center]]
 
#If you are going to be doing physical activities at camp (hiking, swimming, etc) make sure you are in shape before hand. Walk daily around your neighborhood. Swim at a community pool.[[Image:Have a Great Time at Overnight Camp Step 6.jpg|center]]
#As you are packing, throw stationery and several self-addressed stamped envelopes into your pack. This will allow you to write home often and easily.[[Image:Have a Great Time at Overnight Camp Step 7.jpg|center]]
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#Packing stationery and several self-addressed stamped envelopes into your luggag3. This will allow you to write home often and easily.[[Image:Have a Great Time at Overnight Camp Step 7.jpg|center]]
 
#Pack a disposable camera.[[Image:Have a Great Time at Overnight Camp Step 8.jpg|center]]
 
#Pack a disposable camera.[[Image:Have a Great Time at Overnight Camp Step 8.jpg|center]]
 
#Do not pack any valuables.[[Image:Have a Great Time at Overnight Camp Step 9.jpg|center]]
 
#Do not pack any valuables.[[Image:Have a Great Time at Overnight Camp Step 9.jpg|center]]
 
#If you wear glasses, pack a sturdy case to keep them in.[[Image:Have a Great Time at Overnight Camp Step 10.jpg|center]]
 
#If you wear glasses, pack a sturdy case to keep them in.[[Image:Have a Great Time at Overnight Camp Step 10.jpg|center]]
 
#If you take ''any'' medications regularly (even an occasional antihistamine) your parents will need to supply this medicine along with a note. They should check this in with the camp nurse on the first day.[[Image:Have a Great Time at Overnight Camp Step 11.jpg|center]]
 
#If you take ''any'' medications regularly (even an occasional antihistamine) your parents will need to supply this medicine along with a note. They should check this in with the camp nurse on the first day.[[Image:Have a Great Time at Overnight Camp Step 11.jpg|center]]
#Ladies, pack a few feminine hygiene items, such as tampons, even if you do not plan to start your period while you are away. It would be a bad thing to be out in the mountains without any such items if you need them.[[Image:Have a Great Time at Overnight Camp Step 12.jpg|center]]
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# Pack a few feminine hygiene items, such as tampons, even if you do not expecting to start your period while you are away. It would be a bad thing to be out in the mountains without any such items if you need them.[[Image:Have a Great Time at Overnight Camp Step 12.jpg|center]]
#When you are packing, think hard about the minimum you need to be comfortable. Wearing makeup everyday is generally not considered practical (you may not get a chance to wash it off properly and then you will break out) You may feel you cannot live without your iPod, but if it gets lost or damaged, you'll wish you left it at home.[[Image:Have a Great Time at Overnight Camp Step 13.jpg|center]]
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# Think hard about the minimum you need to be comfortable. Wearing makeup everyday is generally not considered practical (you may not get a chance to wash it off properly and then you will break out) You may feel you cannot live without your iPod, but if it gets lost or damaged, you'll wish you left it at home.[[Image:Have a Great Time at Overnight Camp Step 13.jpg|center]]
#When you get to camp, smile and introduce yourself to everyone you see. Making friends at camp is actually easier than in a normal setting because almost everyone there is a fresh face. Very few people will know anyone else, so cliques are almost nonexistent. Almost everyone will be nervous and excited and eager to make friends. It's also a unique opportunity to be whoever you want to be. Even if you weren't a very cool kid at school, you can be the coolest kid at camp as long as you are nice and try to have a great time.[[Image:Have a Great Time at Overnight Camp Step 14.jpg|center]]
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# Smile and introduce yourself to everyone you see when you arrive. Making friends at camp is actually easier than in a normal setting because almost everyone there is a fresh face. Very few people will know anyone else, so cliques are almost nonexistent. Almost everyone will be nervous and excited and eager to make friends. It's also a unique opportunity to be whoever you want to be. Even if you weren't a very cool kid at school, you can be the coolest kid at camp as long as you are nice and try to have a great time.[[Image:Have a Great Time at Overnight Camp Step 14.jpg|center]]
 
#Be a team player. Arrive early to set yourself up and you can help other campers set up as they arrive. This is a great way to introduce yourself and make friends. The entire time you are at camp, volunteer to help anytime you can. Approach every project with enthusiasm and you will have a blast![[Image:Have a Great Time at Overnight Camp Step 15.jpg|center]]
 
#Be a team player. Arrive early to set yourself up and you can help other campers set up as they arrive. This is a great way to introduce yourself and make friends. The entire time you are at camp, volunteer to help anytime you can. Approach every project with enthusiasm and you will have a blast![[Image:Have a Great Time at Overnight Camp Step 15.jpg|center]]
   
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*Sturdy shoes
 
*Sturdy shoes
 
*Hygiene items
 
*Hygiene items
*Stationary, envelopes and stamps
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*Stationery, envelopes and stamps
 
*Disposable camera
 
*Disposable camera
*Enthusiasm and willingness to try new things
 
 
 
== Related wikiHows ==
 
== Related wikiHows ==
 
*[[Prepare for a Camping Trip/Summer Camp (for Girls)]]
 
*[[Prepare for a Camping Trip/Summer Camp (for Girls)]]


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