Marking time

There are less than three weeks to go until we move up to camp.  I figure I have about 500 items that need labeling with names! Even with my poor math I am pretty sure I am going to have to pull an all-nighter to get it done in time and there is still bound to be a pair of socks that escapes.  Thank goodness for the ‘sharpie’ it is a life saver at this time of year.  Fortunately with a fairly unusual hyphenated last name just the initials written on a label will suffice.

Marking clothing, shoes, toiletries and pretty much every item that we are taking to camp is always a sign of the passage of time for me.  While it is sometimes a little frantic because I have left it until the last minute I know that our summer is just around the corner and the past years’ worth of work will be coming to fruition.

New summer clothes yet to be worn being labelled and packed for camp are a precursor to the fine weather, long summer days and fun we will all be having at Runoia.  There is no point packing anything too fancy so those clothes stay home, the old winter stuff that won’t fit in the fall can be handed down and it is a time for reorganizing closets and dressers.  The anticipation of knowing the next time you wear those packed clothes will be at camp fills us with anticipation.

Black_SharpieSo thank you Sanford Ink company “Sharpie” was originally a name designating a permanent marker launched in 1964 by the Sanford Ink Company. The Sharpie also became the first pen-style permanent marker.” I am eternally grateful to not have to be sewing or ironing on labels because really who has time for that?

Happy packing it is almost time to be on Great Pond!

Info for 2014 Parents

Hello Parents!

The daylight stretches into the evening hours now which means summer is just around the bend.  We are seeing a lot of parents working hard on their forms for camp. Thank you!three in a tent

Did you know on your Runoia Camp in Touch (CIT) dashboard you can find all your forms? In addition to the forms we need from you, your dashboard gives you some critical info for planning and packing for overnight sleepaway camp in Maine at Camp Runoia. Between the forms page on your dash board and the page on FAMILIES, you will find:

There is an explanation of “What to expect on opening day” at Camp Runoia.

You’ll find the official Camp Runoia Packing List.

Check out the options for sending emails to your camper and where you can look at photos posted every 3-4 days during the camp season.

A link to the official outfitter of Camp Runoia – Lands’ End.

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Abbie and swim class
The Parent/Family Handbook – this is a handy document to peruse and bookmark for future reference.

The Camp Runoia app is also available on our FAMILIES page.  The app allows you to keep in touch with picture posting in the summer, connect with your CIT dashboard and see scenes from around have jumped off the LOAF

There’s much much more on your dashboard so be sure to check it out. Just picture us in the Runoia office eagerly awaiting your forms!

The Runoia Team