First Year Campers
Every first-year camper has the same important questions: Will I feel comfortable? Will I make friends? Will I like the place, the people, and the activities?
Likewise, first-time parents want assurance that their child will be well cared for, safe and in a healthy environment.
Making friends and learning to be a good friends is what camp is all about. In the midst of all of the fun and games, campers learn those skills. In addition to programming and facilities, the goals and philosophies of a camp are of the utmost importance. While Mindy & Jay truly become each camper’s “Summer Parents,” becoming part of the TLC Family starts long before campers board the bus on Opening Day. During the year, we host several events designed for new campers to meet returning campers their own age so they can start building friendships.
Our Winter & Spring Reunions are great opportunities for campers to start building friendships for the summer ahead, while also providing our staff with a great opportunity to interact with and get to know your children. Some parents even arrange for their children to have a ”play date” before the summer begins.
Our Open House is held the first Saturday in June and provides an opportunity for new campers, along with their families, to come up to camp to help prepare them for the summer ahead. This way, regardless of whether or not they’ve come to a Rookie Day or visited camp on a tour, each camper will be familiar with their summer home from the second they step off the bus! Parents will sit down with Jay & Mindy to discuss issues familiar to First Year Camp Parents, while the campers get to play with and meet other new campers.
Our campers come from NYC, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and California. We’ve also got a strong contingent of Florida campers who take a chaperoned flight to and from camp and enjoy their own reunions throughout the year. We even have a handful of international campers!