Summer Camp Provincetown 2018

Camp takes place from Sunday July 1st through Saturday July 7th and our home once again is Truro Hostel, which is ours for the week. All of the activities take place here or in Provincetown, only a few miles away.

Address

Down a long , winding, wooded road, and fronting Ballston Beach, you will find our home away from home:  Truro Hostel. The address of the hostel is 111 North Pamet Road, Truro, MA 02666.

Cell Phone Policy

Camp is a place to engage, experience new things and meet new people, so we restrict the use of cell phones. Cell phones must be handed in after breakfast and will be returned when we return to the hostel in the evening.

Check In / Check Out Time

If not taking the group ferry, the check in time is 4PM and check out time is 11A. 

Contact Number

Puck Markham, Founding Director 310.294.4606

Dance

On Thursday evening is our Themed Dance. Bring as much Pride Gear as you can pack for the night.

Itinerary

Sunday 07/01 Camper Arrival. Check In. Safety Procedures. Opening Ceremony. Evening Bonfire.

Monday 07/02 Swimmer's Ability Test. Paddle Boarding. Town Tour. Show.

Tuesday 07/03 Comic Book Workshop. Flag Football.  

Wednesday 07/04 4th of July Parade. Fireworks.

Thursday 07/05 Arts & Crafts. Counselor Appreciation Day. Themed Dance.

Friday 07/06 Scavenger Hunt. Variety Show.

Saturday 07/07  Camper Departure Day. Closing Ceremony.

Medication

All medication must be administered by our health director. Medication must be handed in to our health director at check in and must be in original containers.

Menu

Breakfast is continental style with cereals and fruit. Lunch will consist of a paper bag lunch prepared by campers. It will consist of home-made sandwiches, fruit, vegetables, and snacks. Dinner is prepared at hostel or at restaurants in Provincetown. Dinner is subject to change.

Sunday 07/01 Cookout.

Monday 07/02 Chinese Dumplings.

Tuesday 07/03 Home Made Pizza.

Wednesday 07/04 Jamaican.

Thursday 07/05 Pasta.

Friday 07/06 Cookout. 

Packing List

Everyday wear

  • 3-5 pairs of shorts for everyday wear and recreational activities (quick drying or synthetic material)
  • 5 summer shirts; make sure at least two are t-shirt style, synthetic/cotton blend is recommended
  • 1 light weight long sleeve shirt, good for sun and/or bug protection, (i.e. an old button down dress shirt)
  • 1 light weight jacket or sweat shirt
  • 1 pair of long pants, athletic style, jeans or casual
  • 7 pairs of socks/underwear + a few extra back-ups
  • 1 pair closed-toed shoes, sneakers
  • 1 sleeping outfit
  • 1 rain jacket

Swimming wear

  • 1 bathing suit/swim trunks
  • 2 towels for beach/shower
  • 1 pair sports sandals that have a heal strap or water shoes
  • 1 pair of goggles

Accessories

  • Small day pack, i.e. school book bag
  • 1 water bottle
  • 1 hat/cap for sun protection
  • 1 pair of sunglasses
  • 1 rain jacket
  • $50-$100 cash or debit card for pocket money
  • Pride Gear for our Themed Dance (see below)
  • Anything needed for the Variety Show (see below)

 Toiletries

  • ·Medication
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Body/face soap
  • Toothpaste & toothbrush
  • Deodorant
  • Sunscreen & bug spray
  • Small hand mirror
  • Tampons if needed
  • If you wear glasses or contacts, bring a spare pair                                                                            

Playlist

Contribute to our very own playlist on Spotify. Click here to login or sign up and start adding and listening to our very own summer soundtrack.

Social Media

Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. On Facebook we have our very own Family & Friends Group - please join us there.

Team

Camp Directors: Jay Baldwin, Michael Fariss

Health Director: Finn Lanning

Counselors: Jonathan Damron, Patty Lonergan, Shaggy Stearns

Theme

Find Your True North. 

The North Star is used as a reference guide for astronomers, sailors and adventurers alike. At night when the stars all come out, the north star is a reliable gauge of direction if one is lost and needs to find their way back again. If you were to stay up all night gazing at the stars, you’d slowly see them revolve around a point in the sky known as the North Celestial Pole. You would notice, however, that one star remains stationary, the infamous North Star, which is also the brightest star in the constellation known as the Little Dipper.  

This year’s camp theme, "Find Your True North”, is about finding your own inner north star and allowing it to guide you as you walk your own unique path through life each and every day. Your true north symbolizes your unique qualities that represent who you truly know yourself to be, the brightest parts of you that can be revealed even on the darkest night, the things and people in life that inspire you, guide you, and help you find your way back home whenever you are lost.

Valuables

Please refrain from bringing any unnecessary valuables, expensive clothing or accessories. We cannot hold valuable items. Camp Lightbulb is NOT responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged items.

Variety Show

A highlight for us is the Variety Show on Friday Night in Provincetown's largest auditorium, which has hosted some of the biggest names in entertainment. Everyone is encouraged to participate, individually or part of a group.  Anything goes. It can be a performance, a demonstration, or a talk. It can be creative, informative or just plain silly. Please bring anything that might feature, whether it’s a prop, an instrument or a costume.