We are so excited for July’s Tumalo Day Camp next week! Summer is a time for fun outdoor adventures and creativity, but as with all things, we must be prepared in order to truly enjoy ourselves, otherwise, a fun day of outdoor learning can turn into a real bummer…
It may be hard to believe, but even a few moments of wearing open-toe shoes at camp can end up with some pretty painful consequences! That’s why we have a strict closed-toe shoe policy. As fun as it is to wear sandals, it’s much more fun to make it through an entire day without accidentally stabbing your toe with a stick (which is what happened to one of our Camp Fire staff in the picture above).
So, in the interest of having fun and enjoying the outdoors in the safest way possible, here are a few of the things you should keep in mind while preparing for Day Camp next week – or any camping trip for that matter! Make these simple rules a habit and you will be sure to have a lifetime of safe, enjoyable outdoor experiences.
- Closed-toed shoes – Only closed-toed show are allowed at camp. Tennis shoes, hiking shoes, and sandals WITH toe coverings are all acceptable. (Believe us, stubbed toes are VERY common with open-toed shoes and it makes camp much less fun so we’ve made this one a must.)
- Sunscreen – Please apply sunscreen at home before you arrive each day AND bring it with you to camp.
- Long Pants – You can wear shorts, but EVERYONE must bring long pants with them every day. It is required to wear them when hiking. There are stinging nettles in the area and it’s no fun to be stuck with an itch all camp! If you forget to bring long pants, you will not be able to go on hikes with your group and will have to sit and wait with the Camp Director (no fun!).
We can’t wait to see you there!