Preparing for Camp
We will be delighted to have your camper decide to join us this summer. Here are some tips to help make camp a positive experience:
Help your camper prepare for this big ADVENTURE by sharing in her excitement. She will make many new friends, live in a beautiful setting, and learn many new interesting things. Even though many girls wish it was......camp is NOT FOREVER!
If she has never been away from home, discuss this with her. Give her a chance to stay overnight at a friend' s house or at Grandma's. Be positive; listen to her fears and write her often at camp. Send a few items to make her sleeping area familiar - a small stuffed animal can work wonders! The American Camp Association has designed a free website specifically for parents and families, which includes some great articles and tips on getting your camper ready for camp and dealing with homesickness.
Your camper is your treasure - and we try to treat her as such! If she has any medical, dietary, or behavioral needs, please let us know. The more we know about her, the more comfortable we can make her feel.
Camp Menzies Camper Information and Paperwork (click on the links below to download camper forms, important dates, forms checklist and handbooks for resident camp, travel and leadership programs):
Please Note: Girls participating in Travel Camp programs that do not ever go to Camp Menzies should use the Travel Camp Forms Packet. Girls participating in Tahoe Trekkers, Survivor, Camp ‘n’ Canoe, Counselor-in-Training or Wrangler-in-Training should use the Resident Camp Forms Packet. Two of Us participants should use the form listed under Two of Us below
Two of Us Camper Information and Paperwork (click on the links below to download camper forms, important dates, forms checklist and handbooks for the Two of Us program):
Troop and Family Event Forms: