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Unwritten Rules Every Summer Camper Should Know

Written By: happycamper

As the sun rises higher in the sky and school winds down for the year, anticipation fills the air for the countless kids eagerly awaiting the start of summer camp. Whether you’re a seasoned camper or embarking on your very first adventure in the great outdoors, there are certain unwritten rules that every camper should be aware of to make the most of their experience. These unspoken guidelines not only help create a harmonious environment but also ensure that everyone has a memorable and rewarding time at camp.

So, before you pack your bags and head off into the wilderness, here are some unwritten rules every summer camper should know:

 

kids in a lineEmbrace New Experiences

Summer camp is a time to break out of your comfort zone and try things you’ve never done before. Whether it’s learning to kayak, mastering archery, or performing in the talent show, embrace new experiences with an open mind and a sense of adventure. You never know – you might discover a hidden talent or develop a lifelong passion along the way.

 

Be Inclusive

Camp is a melting pot of personalities, backgrounds, and interests, and it’s important to be inclusive and welcoming to everyone. Reach out to campers who may be feeling shy or left out, and be open to making new friends from all walks of life. Remember, camp is a community, and the bonds you form with your fellow campers can last a lifetime.

 

Respect Nature

At summer camp, you’ll be surrounded by the beauty of the natural world, from towering trees to sparkling lakes. It’s essential to respect and protect the environment by following the principles of Leave No Trace. This means picking up after yourself, staying on designated trails, and minimizing your impact on the land and wildlife around you. By practicing good stewardship of the outdoors, you’ll help ensure that future generations can enjoy the wonders of nature as much as you do.

kids making a campfire

 

Pitch In

Camp is a team effort, and everyone has a role to play in keeping things running smoothly. Whether it’s helping to set up for meals, tidying up the cabins, or lending a hand during activities, pitch in and do your part to contribute to the camp community. Not only will you feel a sense of pride in helping out, but you’ll also forge stronger connections with your fellow campers and counselors.

 

Cherish the Moment 

Summer camp is a fleeting yet magical time filled with laughter, friendship, and adventure. Soak up every moment – from roasting marshmallows around the campfire to gazing up at the stars overhead. Take plenty of photos, write in a journal, and savor the simple joys of camp life. And when it’s time to say goodbye at the end of the summer, hold onto those memories tight and carry them with you wherever you go.

Summer camp is more than just a place to have fun – it’s a rite of passage, a chance to grow, learn, and make memories that will last a lifetime. So pack your bags, lace up your hiking boots, and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime – the great outdoors is calling, and summer camp awaits!

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