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Opening Week - May 30 - June 1, 2018

We’ve had a great opening week! Check out our video.

https://vimeo.com/272948270

Change in Doss Pickup Point

Doss Pickup Point will now be at the First Presbyterian Church

We are making a change to our Doss Pickup Point this summer. We have recently been notified that the school will be under extensive construction this summer. After talking with the school, it was decided that an alternative site would be best to use this summer. Our alternate pickup point for Summer 2018 will be the First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, TX 78731. Our counselors will be there at 7:30 a.m. ready to greet you and your campers. You are also welcome to use Hill Elementary as an alternate as well.

Bunk1 Photosharing Site Webinar -- June 14, 2018 -- 7 PM

Learn about how to use our new photosharing site, Bunk1, along with the mobile app.

Stay connected with your child this summer using the Bunk1 platform. View camp photos and read camp news -- all from a mobile app on your cell phone! Opt-in to receive text messages whenever camp uploads new photos of your camper. Add a profile photo of your child to be notified when our facial recognition software finds photos of your child.

• Go to www.Bunk1.com

• Click “Need an account or have an invitation code?” and complete the basic form. Email us at: campdoublecreek@gmail.com to get the invitation code.

We will be offering a webinar to learn how to use the site, along with the mobile app on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 7 pm.

Click the following link to register for the webinar.

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fSdS-K3vRr2I-kaz9TPZ1g

Digital Backpack -- Deborah Gilboa, MD (Dr. G)

Great New Parent Resources!

We are excited to be offering our new digital backpack to maximize your families' camp experience.

Click on this link to go to our TIP OF THE WEEK:

To access the digital backpack, go to the following link: https://goo.gl/c1rdiZ

You can use the following coupon code to access this resource free of cost: DC525. (Note: When you first log on, it will say, coupon expired, but when you check out, enter the DC525 code and you will get access free.)

Please use this code only once per family and share the login if more than one family member would like to access.

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Joe Ray's Article

Doublecreek 2018 is Here!

Summer 2018 has begun and there’s only one problem...I’m not there. There are times when my school schedule doesn’t align with Camp’s schedule. I miss the way we do the pledge at Doublecreek by traditionally singing “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” but with new faces.

The beginning of summer at Doublecreek always blends the old and the new. This year we will have a new surface to the basketball court, a new surface at the pool, and a new play structure in Central Park. There’s lots of new paint and freshly mown play areas. We have old counselors, (let’s use a different term -- we have returning counselors), mixed in with new counselors. I always enjoy counselor training because I have a chance to catch up with what’s going on with our veteran staff and becoming acquainted with our new staff.

During this past off season I’ve spent time going through old pictures. I noticed that except for hair styles and attire, campers and counselors who come to Doublecreek really don’t seem to look different from one year to the next. Now, I don’t mean they look the same in a rigid manner. But I see campers and staff enjoying themselves at Doublecreek. Characteristics of great counselors don’t change from one generation to the next. What made a counselor great in the 70’s still applies today. Campers still respond to counselors who show respect and love. Campers have fun at Doublecreek. Why? It is due to the counselors. When you compare the Doublecreek campus on opening day 1971 to Doublecreek 2018, there’s no comparison. When you compare the atmosphere of Doublecreek 1971 to the 2018 atmosphere, it’s identical! Doublecreek has always been a magical place. Starting with Uncle Carter and Aunt Trudy and continuing through Scott Kirtley and now Dan Neal, it’s a special place because of the campers and counselors who choose to spend their summer here.

So, I have to miss the first eight days of camp. I’ll survive somehow! It helps to know that until school’s out Doublecreek will be there. That is something that makes me smile.

-- Joe Ray

Apparel

New Summer 2018 T-Shirt!

We have sizes Youth Small, Youth Medium, Youth Large, Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large, and Adult XL. The cost is $15.

Contact Rachel to order: rachel@campdoublecreek.com

Baseball Theme Craft!

Make these cute baseball washer necklaces to go along with our theme this week!

http://theexhaustedmom.com/diy-baseball-washer-necklaces/

Go to www.pinterest/campdoublecreek/ to find more cute crafts, puzzles, and tips.

Coming Up!

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Camp Doublecreek
PO Box 5261, Round Rock, Texas, 78683
Phone: (512)255-3661
info@campdoublecreek.com