First Time at Camp Jitters

It’s March at the Ranch, the snow is starting to melt and you can really feel that spring is just around the corner. As the weather gets warmer, our winter blues start to turn into dreams of summer.

Countdown to Camp:

Many of our campers and staff come back year after year;  some of our campers have been coming for upwards of 13 years! For veteran camper families, it can sometimes be hard to imagine life before camp. However, we have all at one time experienced the “first day at camp” jitters.

For first-time campers and their families, the experience is often both rewarding and challenging. Of course, it will be completely unique to each person, but with the guidance of past campers, parents and staff, we hope to make this leap as comfortable as possible!

boy jumping in lake

Some of the most common questions we get are:

  • Where will they sleep?
  • How will they get their medications?
  • What will they get to do at camp?
  • How will they be supported?
  • Will they make friends?

We love answering questions from parents and campers! One of the ways we are doing this is by hosting a Camp Open House on April 14, 2018 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This will be an open event for everyone and anyone interested in learning about camp.

The Open House will provide people a chance to see the magic of camp before the summer begins. There will be an opportunity for you to:

  • Tour the grounds and see the facilities we have on site
  • See where you will sleep, eat and get your medications
  • Meet our incredible team including our Camp Director, Assistant Camp Director and Nursing Director
  • Hear from previous campers and their families about their Zajac Ranch experience
  • Get questions answered regarding the registration process and Zajac Camper Allowance
  • Enjoy some of our camping programs such as pool, petting zoo, arts & crafts, karaoke and outdoor games

This is a free event but requires registration. Please note, this is a volunteer run event and we ask that all who are under the age of 18 or who require 1:1 support to attend with a parent/guardian or support worker.

That’s all for now! Stay tuned for next month's Sheriff’s Report when we will have a special guest post by our Nursing Director Chloe!

Zajac Ranch Camp Open House - Comse see what camp is all about - Saturday April 14, 2018 - Zajac Ranch for Children