Today's entry in 'So what do camp directors do all year?' is Office Work, subcategory: Winter Gifts!
Every year we mail all of our campers a surprise winter gift. It is typically something small (easily mailable), one size and unisex. Being a small camp I do not have a staff of people or the resources to pay a company to do this for me so I get to coordinate this endeavor on my own! This involves verifying camper addresses, printing envelopes, printing return envelopes, printing enrollment forms, printing the winter gift letter, folding all that paper and then stuffing, stamping and sending them all out at the same time!
It is a solo job but my wife snagged a pictures of me hard at work:
Past gifts have included: Nalgene water bottles, Carhartt winter hats, Water Monkey bucket hats, Water Monkey ski / snowboard socks and Phunkshunwear ski / snowboard face masks. This year's gift is pretty sweet but it is still a secret until next week!
If you are feeling a bit left out because you will not get a gift just sign up to be a camper!