From the moment of arrival, we welcome new campers and integrate them into our camp family. On the first day of camp, Steve and Susie, our camp owners, invite all first time campers into their home for a cookies and milk party.
During this gathering, Steve and Susie personally introduce themselves in a more intimate setting. Then, they have a Q&A session where new campers can ask any questions they want about camp. While new campers are in the house enjoying their cookies and asking questions, their veteran cabinmates all meet to discuss how they will make the cabin especially welcoming to their new cabinmates.
Many cabins adopt a “buddy system” that pairs first year campers with returning campers. This means that new campers can meet a friend quickly, as well as have a peer to ask any questions they have about camp.