Bed Bugs: Packing for Prevention

Mindset for Prevention: Pretend YOU have bed bugs. Pretend WE have bed bugs. In recent years, bed bugs have made a resurgence in North America. They are often found in hotels, multi‐unit dwellings, and other structures that house people for short periods of time, such as camps. While bed bugs may be a nuisance, they […]

Head Lice Policy and Prevention Plan

Head lice have reappeared over the past few years in schools, camps, and workplaces across the U.S. Self-contained communities like camps are especially vulnerable and must be vigilant to control this problem. Despite taking precautions, lice still made their way into Camp Heritage during summer camp several years ago. We were able to eliminate them, […]

Packing List

What to Bring Any personal effects that are brought to camp need to be in good working condition and are the responsibility of the camper. It is a good idea to label personal items with the camper’s name, especially clothing, towels, and washcloths. Camp Heritage cannot take responsibility for lost, stolen or broken items. Packing […]

Getting the Most Out of Your Camp Experience

Consider Camp a Learning Experience – This is an opportunity for your child to explore a world bigger than his/her neighborhood and a chance for you and your child to practice “letting go.” Letting go allows children to develop autonomy and a stronger sense of self, make new friends, develop new social skills, learn about […]

Tips for Dealing with Homesickness

Summer is fast approaching and many kids are busy packing their suitcases for the annual pilgrimage to summer camp. At the same time, many parents are preparing for the usual bout of homesickness that kicks in a short while after children have been seperated from their families and homes. The following are some guidelines to […]