June 26, 2011 4:40 pm at 4:40 pm #597637
Every year when I go to camp there is a big problem of there not being ehough cubbies/cubby space for all the things (clothes, etc) that everyone brings, yet the camp never does anything significant about it. Sometimes it is the fault of the parents – those who send up waaaay too much stufff with their kid and he eiither uses up another kids space or has no clue what he really needs and ends up half living out of his suitcase which is quite annoying. I am saying this as a staff member for the last 7 years.June 26, 2011 4:45 pm at 4:45 pm #780854
do what the girls do: bring up a set of plastic drawersJune 26, 2011 5:43 pm at 5:43 pm #780855
Good Idea – except there is no where to put them.June 26, 2011 5:46 pm at 5:46 pm #780856☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
Ask The Goq; he’s a big fan of the Cubbies.June 26, 2011 5:49 pm at 5:49 pm #780857
and neither is there any room in the girl’s camp.
are you asking how to help the campers or are you asking cuz you need more space?June 26, 2011 5:55 pm at 5:55 pm #780858
I’m asking as a frustrated staff member. Both the camp and the parents should be more responsible – the camp by providing a humane amount of cubby space for each kid, and parents by not packing for a ten year arctic excursion.June 26, 2011 5:59 pm at 5:59 pm #780859
maybe the camp doesnt know there is a lack of storage space
and look from the parents point of view. if they are going for the nine days, you need that much clothing and you can’t get around it.
on the other hand, its sometimes the kids who need 28 different outfits for camp (more in girls camps)
(yes. i speak from experience-i went to camp too and had to deal with no space)June 26, 2011 6:02 pm at 6:02 pm #780860
The camp knows.
And some of the stuff they pack is simply rediculous!
And most of it goes unused anyway, for good or bad.June 26, 2011 6:06 pm at 6:06 pm #780861
i was trying to be dan l’kaf zechus
as for the ridiculous stuff, what are they sending? a blowdryer to a boys camp? if the parent sent it (or the kid packed it) they obviously had a reason.
and if the camp knows, why haven’t they done anything? the camp i went to could be seen building new cubbies at the beginning of trips if they needed more storageJune 27, 2011 1:45 am at 1:45 am #780862deiyezoogerMember
Underbed plastic containors will utilize an otherwise unused space.June 27, 2011 2:50 am at 2:50 am #780863aimhabonimParticipant
And how will that help if you have the top bunk?(P.S.-It’s spelled “containers”.)June 27, 2011 11:56 am at 11:56 am #780864deiyezoogerMember
he can still share half the place under the bottom bed, there is enough place for two “containers”.June 27, 2011 2:11 pm at 2:11 pm #780865asyyegerParticipant
I am getting ready to send two kids to sleepaway camp for the first time, and I am following the suggested clothing list. The problem I have, however, is the frequency of laundry. The boys camp does laundry every week with a turnaround of two days. The girls camp does it every two weeks (twice during a one month session) awith a turnaround of a few days. That means that to be sure my daughter has clean clothes, I have to send 18 different shirts, pairs of socks, etc… I would be thrilled to send less, but don’t see how to if they clothes will not be cleaned more often.
I guess I’ll find out this summer, but I hope the cubby space is sufficient for what the camps suggest they bring. If not, I’ll have to consider what people here are suggesting – the under bed container.June 27, 2011 2:14 pm at 2:14 pm #780866Derech HaMelechMember
You can do what me and my brothers did when we were wee little ones:
1. Unpack one set of clothing.
2. Wear it.
3. Everyday for two months.
4. Take a shower once a week.
5. Have parents tell stories about how you wore the same clothing for two months and almost didn’t shower the entire time for the rest of your life.June 27, 2011 2:46 pm at 2:46 pm #780867PosterMember
For sure, we always either brought drawers or containers that fit under the bed (though it was always a hassle to get those stuff out!)June 27, 2011 4:47 pm at 4:47 pm #780868Mother in IsraelMember
DH–You put the same dirty clothes back on after your weekly shower?
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