Welcome, new LOC counselors! We’re so excited to have you on board and hope you’re getting excited for the best summer of your lives. Camp will be here before we know it (79 days until the campers arrive!), so it’s not too early to start thinking about packing! To supplement your regular packing list, we asked our returning counselors what they wish they had during their first summers as camp staff. It may seem like a lot, but many of these optional items can be purchased during our organized trip to Wal-Mart after you arrive in Greeley.
Egg crate/mattress pad
Crazy Creek chair or something similar to sit on
Patriotic clothes for July 4th – prepare to represent your country with pride!
Inexpensive waterproof watch
Extra bug spray and sunscreen
Flip flops for the shower
Long sleeve shirts and long pants for nighttime – it can get very cold!
Wellies or rain boots
Jokes, songs and cheers to teach your campers
A fun playlist of songs for the bunk
And most importantly, a good sense of humor and a positive attitude!
If you’re a returning counselor and have anything to add, please comment below or post in our official staff Facebook group!