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Below we answered the most frequently asked questions. If you're not seeing what you're looking for, submit a question below!
CAN I BRING MY DOG?
We've never asked if it's allowed - but we bring our furry friends along anyways. Our only ask is that they play nice with other humans and pups - growls, nips, and bites won't be tolerated.
ARE THERE SHOWERS?
No. This is a day camp. There are toilets and sinks - so you can choose one of the two or hop into Manchaug Pond for a soapdip. Bring your own biodegradable soap!
WHERE ARE WE SLEEPING?
Camp Blanchard is a day camp - so there aren't traditional, residential camp cabins with bunks, cots, or even sleeping pads. We typically all sleep in the waterfront-view cabin, also known as their boathouse. We sleep on the hardwood floor, so blow up mattresses, sleeping bags, or sleeping pads are encouraged.
This year, due to the pandemic and varying comfort levels with congregating, we encourage folks to bring a tent. We'll have a portion of the field designated as Camper Village. Feel free to set up your private camp oasis here!
HOW ARE WE GETTING THERE?
I'll be sending out a transportation survey about two weeks before departure in order to match drivers up with riders and match riders with drivers - it will all be based on your availability and you'll likely make new friends in the hour ride. I'll connect you and it will be your responsibility to determine pick-up point and split gas costs.
CAN I LEAD AN ACTIVITY?
Yes! Yes! Absolutely YES! In fact, please do. What activity do you want to lead?
CAN I LEAD A BIG FOOT EXPEDITION?
WHAT ACTIVITIES WILL BE OFFERED?
So many activities to choose from!
Typically I ask a yogi friend to lead us in a yoga stretch on the docks. This year, included in your registration fee is a two-part experience led by Angela Gentile from Sweat Remix. She will guide us through a sunset meditation on Friday evening and on Saturday morning she'll be delivering a ZenRageHeal class - bring your yoga mat!
At the same time, campers can play a game of basketball on the courts - historically coordinated and led by Eric Swanson.
We'll all participate in Color Olympics on Saturday afternoon. This will include competitive games, relay races, and otherwise - come prepared with fitness clothes and running shoes.
We'll have the opportunity to Tie-Dye on Saturday afternoon, after our afternoon activities, or Sunday morning.
Saturday evening we have a special musical talent joining us - bring your glowsticks and some hype. Alternatively, folks looking to sit by the campfire should plan to bring their best jokes, scary stories, songs and skits.
Stay tuned for more - activities depend on YOU and your talents. What would you like to lead?
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY REGISTRATION FEE?
Pretty much EVERYTHING!
We'll be booking the waterfront-view accommodations and will have space in Camper Village for you to stay, providing meals (+ beverages!), and arranging activities throughout the weekend. AND if it is your first time at Camp Weekend, we'll even buy you a camp t-shirt to welcome you into the camp community.
Please plan to venmo @Courtney-Grady $50 to cover a portion of your Camp Weekend tuition and fees.
CAN I BRING MY MOM? MY SIGNIFICANT OTHER? MY SUPER-CAMPY FRIEND?
All are welcome! Please have your guest submit their own RSVP and venmo payment for their tuition and fees.
Keep in mind, they will be expected to engage in get-to-know-you games, Color Olympics, integrate with the group and camp weekend traditions - if they aren't willing to dive right in, perhaps we can schedule a camp briefing call with my BFF Emily to build the hype.
WHAT PROCESSES ARE IN PLACE TO PROTECT US AND THE COMMUNITY FROM COVID?
We are committed to ensuring that everyone who wants to come to camp feels safe and comfortable doing so.
That said, we are waiting to receive more information from Camp Blanchard on their camper rules for this summer. Regardless of their rules, we will be monitoring cases and recommendations from the CDC. It is likely we will require everyone get a COVID test the week before camp - regardless of vaccination status. We will send out more information on this after folks RSVP!
HAVE A QUESTION?
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