Friends of ASCCA: Windsor’s Packing Tips for Christmas Weekend

Christmas Weekend at Camp ASCCA lasts for just a weekend, so there’s not that much to pack for this camp! You will enjoy various events and games, such as the Jingle Jump, a visit from Santa and crafts. Most activities are indoors, but keep in mind that even Alabama is cold in December, and you will have to walk outside from your cabin to the events in the other buildings. Your coat and warm sweaters are a must, but check the Camp ASCCA website for other items they suggest you pack.

In addition, here are a few items from my own experience that might be useful:

  • Footies
  • Long-sleeved pajamas
  • Eye mask, just in case your bunk faces the bathroom
  • Extra blanket, especially if you’re cold-natured
  • Book, Kindle, magazines, to read for down time
  • Flashlight, in case you decide to color during down time
  • Hair dryer
  • Towel to put over your pillow, if you have to go to bed with damp hair
  • Your own pillow
  • Earplugs for shower
  • One snack, in case you don’t like the choices they will have

This “extras” list is short because Camp ASCCA provides most of what you need. However, if you are cold-natured as I am, you will find these little extras very convenient. They may help you feel comfortable and warm while enjoying all the activities. Once you return home from Christmas Weekend, you will have a conversation to tell your parents for hours on end – that won’t include any little inconveniences!

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