Preparations for summer are in full swing and we’re here to help make sure your son has a GREAT summer at Mowglis!
This page is THE go-to source for important information and will help answer many questions.
2018 Session Dates: https://www.mowglis.org/prospective-families/dates-rates/
Important Mowglis 2018 Dates:
Camp Opens: Saturday, June 23, 1-3 pm
First Parents Visiting Weekend: Saturday, July 14 & Sunday, July 15
2:00 – Visitors are welcome starting at 2:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, meeting at Gray Brothers for remarks by director Nick Robbins(Boys will be at Relax)
2:35 – Parents can watch and participate in first and second Industries w/campers
2:45 – Second Industries start
4:50 – Mandatory soak for campers
5:10 – All Out-Soak ends
On Saturday evening, campers are free to leave camp with parents or friends for dinner.
7:15 – 9:00 – Return for colors & evening program
9:00 -10:00 – Parent Coffee hosted by Diana Robbins & the Mowglis Mothers Group on Gray Brothers porch
10:00 – Sign boys out at Headquarters, back at 3:30
1:30-3:30 – Open waterfront – parents can swim, boat with campers
4:00 – Chapel; Parents welcome to attend
Crew Weekend: Friday, August 3 – Sunday, August 5. Crew Races are on Saturday, August 4
Camp Closes: Sunday, August 12 following Graduation and Awards Ceremony (at approximately 11:30 AM)
Again, thank you for choosing Mowglis for your son! Please always feel free to call or email with any questions.
Keeping in Touch With Your Camper(s) During the Summer:
Communications from the Campers: Parents are assured of at least one letter from their son each week, as all campers are required to turn in a letter to gain admittance to lunch on Sunday. Nothing like a little motivation! To encourage additional communication from your son, equip him with postcards that are good for jotting quick notes each day or so. Don’t forget to send plenty of stamps, envelopes & writing paper.
Communications from Home:
As you can imagine, the campers LOVE to get mail!
Our mailing address for the US Postal Service is:
C/O Camp Mowglis
P.O. Box 9
Our mailing address for the UPS and FedEx is:
4 Mowglis Drive
Each camper has his own mailbox, where his mail is deposited each morning. For first time campers, it’s nice to have frequent mail, so enlist additional relatives or friends to send mail as well, but we suggest not overdoing it as it is important for campers to be able to focus on the fun they are having at camp. Letters don’t have to be long, as most campers seem to enjoy the quantity of mail!
You can email your son by emailing [email protected] and putting his name in the subject line. We print and distribute all parent emails at 6:30 PM daily. Campers do not have computer access to reply to these messages. One of the most important experiences camp provides is for the boys to gain some independence. If they are getting and sending communications every day, they are less likely to gain the full effect of this experience.
When writing to your son, it’s a good idea to keep your letters from home upbeat and “newsy” without making your son feel as though he is missing out on tons of fun. Try to avoid phrases like, “We miss you terribly, it is so lonely and we can hardly stand it here without you,” but rather, “We know you are having a wonderful experience,” or “You are so fortunate to be at camp.”
During the summer, every other day, we post pictures of camp life on our Facebook profile, which is called “Nick Robbins (Mowglis Profile for Parents)”. This is a profile just for camper parents to be friends with and see camp photos.
To see them, please become a friend of Camp Mowglis (https://www.facebook.com/camp.mowglis)While we do our best to take pictures of everybody, we cannot guarantee that we will have pictures of your son posted. If you have questions about how he is doing, please call or email the office for an update. There is also a Camp Mowglis Alumni Facebook group which is for our alumni and a public page for the general public.
Important Camp Dates:
|Camper Forms||Due May 31, 2018||Access your Son’s Forms HERE|
|Tuition Payments Made or Scheduled||1/2 by 3/15 & 1/2 by 5/15||Make a payment HERE|
|Review Packing list & Order Uniform||Sooner the better:)||Packing List and Order HERE|
|Reviewed Important Dates||ASAP||Parent Handbook HERE|
|Book Accommodations for Visits||ASAP||Hotels.com|
|Friend Nick Robbins (Mowglis Profile for Parents) on Facebook||Sooner the better:)||Go HERE|
Please read on for more information on the items in the checklist above and always feel free to call or email us: (603) 744-8095 & [email protected]
If you haven’t already, PLEASE get going on your camper forms ASAP. They’re not too painful and most can be completed right online. Here’s the link to get started: https://mowglis.campintouch.com/v2/login.aspx.
Once you’ve completed the camper forms, packing is the next step. To view the 2018 camper packing list, please go here: https://www.mowglis.org/current-families/what-to-pack-2/
Camp Mowglis 2018 Uniforms
We use a camp outfitter called “Everything Summer Camp“. When you order the uniform, you’ll do so from their website. The items will ship to you unless you’d prefer to have them come to camp. You can find the packing list online HERE, in the Parent Handbook, as well as on the Everything Summer Camp website.
In addition to the uniform clothing, Everything Summer Camp sells pretty much everything your son will need for camp. Please note that when you go to their website, you need to click the turquoise rectangle that says “Get Your Camp Gear”. (See red arrow below)
*A note about trunks and such: Campers at Mowglis unpack into the cubbies (we call them bureaus) which are next to their bed. Unlike may camps, the campers don’t live out of a trunk, so what you pack his belongings in will only be used to transport his stuff to camp. Therefore, a duffel bag, soft trunk, hard trunk, or even a suitcase can work.
Crew Weekend is also a parent visiting opportunity. Beginning in the fourth week of camp, the boys will begin training for the annual Crew Races that are held on the second Parents Weekend. It is an exciting time as the boys train within their respective Blue or Red teams to earn a position on the Racing Crew, Second Form, or First Form teams. Competitive spirits run high in the several days leading up to the races, with milestone events such as the Crew Bonfire, which is held the night before the big race, and the Blue & Red Parade, where the teams march to the lakefront to kick off the event. Be sure to inquire of your son if he is a Blue or Red team member!
Race Day is August 4th, and this is a long event which starts at 2:00 pm and goes until 9:15. Parents, alumni, and guests will park on the “Upper BallField” and will walk down a wooded trail. We will have shuttle service running for folks with limited mobility. Please leave your car with everything you’ll need for the day & evening as going back to your car will be a hike! We suggest wearing sturdy shoes for walking on uneven surfaces, sunblock, and even a flashlight for the evening. We hope to see you for this exciting weekend!
A Crew Weekend Primer
• Red vs. Blue: The camp is divided into two crew teams. Every boy is assigned to a team. If a camper has had a family member who attended Mowglis at any point during our first 114 years, that boy will be assigned to the same team his familial predecessor was on.
• Bonfire: On Friday night prior to race day, we have a large fire in Grey Brother’s Field. At the top of the fire are hung both red and blue bandannas. Legend has it that the color of the bandanna that burns first will be the color of the Crew who will win. Rowers of the Red and Blue team Race Crew are announced at the bonfire on the night before race day.
• Bring a noise maker. There’s lots of fun to be had cheering on your team.
• Try to find the finish line ref. at the waterfront, so you can hound him for immediate results!