North Star Camp for Boys

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Gear up for the Summer

As we near the end of April, camp is less than two months away for our first session and eight week campers. Its time to start gearing up for the summer. Over the past few weeks we've emailed all of our families the info they need to help prepare for the summer. For the most part, that means forms, forms and more forms. Our "Preparing for Camp" page has lots of useful information to help you get ready for the summer. On this page you can find links for ordering name labels for all of your clothing and other camp gear. When I talked to one of the reps from Mabel's Labels at the ACA Conference exhibit hall they swore that their sticky labels would not come off of cook kits in the dish washer... I'll believe it when I see it.

We've posted an updated equipment list, too. Aside from the spiffy redesign, we've made some minor alterations, too. Make sure you take a look over it and if you have any questions, please shoot us an email or give us a call. We want to make sure all campers come to camp with the right gear, especially for their cabin camping trips. We also have an equipment list for our staff.

There are many great places for you to make your purchases for the summer. We encourage you to shop around and find the best deals. Uncle Dan's, a camping and apparel store (that has several locations in the Chicago area) has provided a 10% discount for North Star families. This is an ongoing promotion, so if you go into one of their stores, mention that you're from North Star for the discount. You can also get the discount online by entering "northstar" in the coupon code box when you check out. Online shoppers will also receive free shipping.

For our Pine Manor campers going on the Canadian (current 1st session/8 week 9th graders), we have a specific equipment list. That equipment list can be found on the Campintouch system. If you have any questions about specific gear or items for the trip, don't hesitate to call or email. We want to make sure that everyone has the stuff they need, but also don't break the bank in the process!