Kids lose things – it’s a simple fact of life. At camp, I’m always amazed at how many things end up in the “Lost and Found.” Typically, we see a handful of Bibles, a few mismatched dirty socks, a few more Bibles, a wet towel or two, three or four water bottles, a pair or so of sunglasses, and a couple of Bibles.
Before coming to camp, encourage your kids to write their names on everything – especially their Bibles. While you are at camp, be sure to check the lost and found regularly. If you or your kids misplace a high-ticket item such as cash, wallets, phones, check with the Camp Director or Assistant Director.
On the last day of camp, the Camp Director will highlight all of the items that have not been claimed in a “Lost and Found Show.” Make sure that you have at least one adult present at the final Adult Gathering in order to claim these items. We want you to come home with the things that you brought.
The good news: If you get home and realize that you left something at camp, hope is not lost! We keep all the items that have not been claimed through the end of the summer. Feel free to get in touch with the Camp Director or Assistant Director, tell them which week you attended, and we’ll be happy to mail your items to you. Even at the end of the summer, we store lost and found items in our warehouse at LifeWay for about two months, so feel free to get in touch with us.
The bad news: If you get home and are looking for your other mismatched dirty sock or your mildewed wet towel, we probably threw them away.
We hope to see you at camp this summer. It’s not too late to sign up for CentriKid 2013!