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sweatpants, a visor and a blanket
proudly bearing the camp
emblem. Kids tend to forget what
belongs to them, so name tags
give you a running chance you'll
be able to send some of the
clothes back next year and avoid
buying everything over again.
Most veteran camper families
are evenly divided between those
who only use the iron-on tags,
those who sew in the tags and
those who deface every piece of
clothing with a special black
clothing-marker pen. I'm partial to
the pen. It's quicker, less hassle
and gets names into odd spaces.
It's available at most sewing
stores and department stores.
Name tags can be ordered
through most department stores,
camp outfitters and mail order.
ESSENTIAL CAMP CLOTHING
RAIN GEAR — a long plastic
poncho and boots are necessary
for the requisite number of rainy
days in every camp session. Kids
usually forget to use an umbrella,
so don't worry about including
BATHING SUITS, LARGE
BEACH TOWEL — Two or three
bathing suits, long T-shirts that
can be worn as cover-ups and a
fun, large beach towel might be
all your camper needs for most
warm camp days. Include a
beach shoe or a pair of thongs,
but remember, campers and bare
feet are a team.
Fall Fashion Supplement
Coming this August
Buy them oversized and they will
double as nightgowns for girls
and pajama tops for boys. They'll
also allow a lot of layers
underneath. Include as many as
three. Camp evenings are always
cooler than we expect.
AND SWEATPANTS — They
can be worn over shorts, and
used as pajamas.
7415 Orchard Lake Rd.
Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
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SHOES — It's not a bad idea to
send an extra pair. Campers walk
a lot every day — from the mess
hall to the activity areas and back