One FAQ that parents (especially first year families!) ask as they prepare for camp is, “How do I label everything for camp?” This is a great question and an important one. At GAC, we ask that all items (clothing, water bottles, toothpaste, etc.) are labeled prior to your camper’s arrival. If a camper misplaces something or an item is mixed up in the laundry, if it’s labeled, it will most likely end up back with the camper.
Label types have varied over the years: iron-on, marked by hand, and stick-on. All of the GAC directors have children who attend camp and have firsthand knowledge of the different label types and techniques and can commiserate with the frustration of discovering 10 labels (2o+ if they have siblings!) stuck to the inside of the washing machine! Based on experience, we are recommending the following label options in order of preference:
Which ever method you choose, just remember to label everything, even socks and undies!