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Care Packages, Laundry, & Spending Money

The “Bunk Trunk”

Food packages that are sent to Camp are kept in a “Bunk Trunk” in each bunk and become community property. The bunk then shares it when one of their counselors opens the trunk on special occasions, like a Bunk Party or to celebrate being the “Cleanest Bunk.” 

Over the past few years, we have seen a tremendous increase in the amount of food and frequency of packages sent to camp each day. It’s important for you to know that your child is well fed at Camp – Thanks to Chef T and his staff, your child will get three fresh-made meals per day and a snack in the afternoon.  

It’s important to keep in mind that there is absolutely no pressure or obligation to send any packages, or more than one or two per session.  Families are asked to send only one or two Bunk Trunk packages per session with only enough treats for one per camper in the bunk. Don’t worry – lots of families in your camper’s bunk are sending packages too and we will let you know how many campers are in the bunk!

All excess (three or more) food packages will be donated to the Yarmouth Food Pantry. This summer, W*K campers and Staff will volunteer there each week. Each Fall, we donate left-over food from our Dining Hall and during our Mega Reunion food drive.

We believe that this policy generates enough treats for good bunk parties, yet allows moderation to rule the day.

Please keep in mind that all food packages must be nut, sesame and chewing gum free. Want some safe candy suggestions? See below! We also suggests sending books, puzzles, MadLibs and board games.

Care packages containing any candy or food MUST BE NUT, SESAME & CHEWING GUM FREE. We have a number of people in our Camp community who have life-threatening nut and sesame allergies.

Want some candy suggestions? Here’s a list!

  • Mike & Ikes
  • Swedish Fish
  • Pop Rocks
  • Now & Laters
  • Zours
  • Hot Tamales
  • Charms Cotton Candy
  • Sour Patch Kids
  • Jolly Rancher Hard Candy
  • Jolly Rancher Gummies
  • Starburst Fruit Chews
  • Starburst Lollipops
  • Starburst Jelly Beans
  • Twizzlers
  • Skittles
  • Nerds & Nerds Rope
  • Airheads
  • Runts
  • Lifesaver Gummies
  • Smarties
  • Sweet Tarts
  • Dum Dum lollipops
  • Ring Pops by The Topps Co.
  • Push Pops by The Topps Co.
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Tootsie Pops
  • Red Vines
  • Anything made by Divvies (www.divvies.com)

Laundry

On the day they arrive, each camper is given a mesh laundry bag that they keep for their entire session. Once each week, all laundry is put in the mesh bag and secured, then sent out. The laundering method allows whites, colors, towels and sheets to be put in the same wash. Clean laundry returns to camp within 24 hours, washed, dried and folded.

  • Camp provides weekly laundry service for all campers.

Spending Money

With W*K’s all-inclusive tuition, there is no need for a canteen account.

Camp will pay for any admissions or additional trip fees your child should incur. We will also provide them with a small amount of spending money if necessary. Your child may bring additional spending money to Camp, but it will be their responsibility to manage it and keep it in their bunk. Camp will not be responsible for any personal/extra spending money that campers bring with them.