Tuesday, June 24, 2008

How to Pack for Summer Camp

So here's an interesting discovery I made this morning: boys need very very little to survive at camp for a week. I knew as I was packing that I included more clothes than my son really needed for 5 nights away from home...but I was planning for the possibility of cold nights, hot days, rain, mud,...perhaps even changing clothes.

Near as I can tell, this little pile on the left represents the dirty stuff. (Oh, plus one towel...not sure if it was used for the beach or for a shower, though...or possibly for both?) The bag on the right is still largely filled with clean stuff.

And I have one other little thing I'm wondering about. Do you think this travel-sized toothpaste looks like it was used twice a day for 5 days? I'm thinking maybe not...

Ah, details, schmetails! He had a great time, so it's all good, right?
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5 comments:

Penny L. Richards said...

Heh. My great-uncle is famous for coming home from two weeks of boy scout camp with NOT A THING disturbed in his suitcase. The clothes were still folded and neatly strapped into their stacks as his mother left them. My impression has always been that he was too shy to change in front of the other boys, so he decided not to. For fourteen days. (No word on the toothbrushing/bathing situation--I'm guessing she didn't want to know.)

As long as he had fun.... ;)

Jujyfruit said...

Ooo, not sure I'd be so laid back about this if it went on for FOURTEEN DAYS!! Holy Stink, Batman!

Sue said...

Ha!! Our 15 year old went away for 2 weeks and said he "never brushed his teeth because there were no girls there." Nice.

Penny L. Richards said...

Well, yeah, because cavities can only form in the presence of "girls." Duh!

Anonymous said...

try pantyliners for excessive underarm perspiration. they work great an stay put. good luck