The 2019 Wachusett summer is almost here. You are receiving this message if you have enrolled or have communicated with me about enrolling your child for one of our sessions this summer. We have a great staff made up of loyal young men who have been associated with the camp for many summers as well as two new staff members from the Washington, DC area who will be helping out with tennis and basketball. Once they are all congregated in Vermont, we will post pictures and short biographies of each of our 2019 staff. You will notice if you look at the website, it still shows the group from 2018. We will be providing balanced meals and healthy alternatives at meals to ensure everyone eats well to provide the energy and drive to take full advantage of each day's fun activities.
Some guidelines I want to share that will help as you prepare for camp are as follows: Please do not pack any knives or sharp instruments. Cell phones are not permitted, but if you want to send one along, we can hold onto it for safekeeping until departure. We will provide spending money to boys when we go on day trips, but if you would like to provide extra cash, we will keep it safe and labeled so that they can withdrawal prior to leaving the property. Any left over will be returned. Care packages should not contain food of any kind.
Please provide letter or post card materials. We will plan on having boys send two letters per week. I know you will love hearing from them! Also, we plan to send out a weekly news letter, in the form of an e-mail. Let me know if you would rather have a copy mailed to your home address.
We ask that you not call your boys for the first week. If you would like to call after that, mealtimes are best: Breakfast 8:30 - 9:00, Lunch 1:30 - 2:15, Dinner 6:30 - 7:15. The number is: (802) 273-2880. If you would like to reach me, those are also good times, but I will generally be available at that number or will call you back asap if you leave a message. We will have a nurse and nursing assistant this summer. The Infirmary number is (802) 273-2789. Please be sure to carefully fill out the health form and e-mail back or mail to the camp address: 1430 Camp Road, Brandon, VT 05733, along with the media release form. If you did not receive one of these forms in the mail, you may find them on line at our website.
Transportation is up to you. You may enjoy the drive to beautiful New England and take advantage of visiting some sights, or wish to utilize other means. We will provide transportation between Albany and camp to meet flights on the following dates and times:
SWA Flight #4214 Departing BWI at 2:35pm on: June 23rd, July 7th, July 14th and July 21st. Flight SWA #5719 departing Albany at 11:35 am on July 7th and July 14th and arriving at BWI at 12:50pm. SWA Flight #3625 departing Albany, July 20 and August 3rd at 11:10 AM and arriving in Baltimore at 12:25 pm. We will also send a van or bus to Greenwich, CT to pick up boys on July 7th and drop off on July 20th. We will provide an ETA at a later time. It is very important that you provide flight information for Albany or let me know how many will be utilizing our "Greenwich Shuttle" so that we can get an accurate headcount for passengers and luggage. Please e-mail me as soon as you can with that information.
That is about all I can think of for now. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or to remind me that I left out an important bit of information that should be further shared. Our staff is looking very forward to a great summer with your boys.
Best Regards, Phil