Thursday, June 21, 2012

27 days to go!

Camp will be here before you know it.  All informational e-letters have been mailed, including a map for parents to get into Camp Pendleton for graduation on the 28th.  Remember to have identification available if requested at the Main Gate, bring sunscreen and stadium chairs if you're uncomfortable on bleachers.  Camp Pendleton is a HUGE area with lots of driving time involved once inside the Gate and there is a 20 MPH speed limit which IS enforced.  We have heard that there is construction going on, too, so plan to arrive early.

Once we have permission from all pup parents to publish a list of cell phone numbers, etc. to distribute to everyone, we will get that out to you.  Please respond to one of your e-mails from the Tooles with your permission.

Pups should continue physical fitness training and get those hiking boots broken in.  Remember a warm hoodie for the ride to California, and for those cool SoCal mornings and nights, especially if you're used to having hair on your heads!  It won't be there for long after you arrive at camp.  On the home page, near the bottom, of is a link for clothes and items to be taken to Camp Pendleton.  Remember sunscreen.  The check-in procedure involves taking your items, one by one, from your bag, holding them up for inspection and then placing them in a camp-issue bag.  Your arrival bag and all unwanted items will then be locked up in storage for the duration of the 10 days.  As Col. Toole says often, "If it's on the list, take it.  If it's NOT on the list, leave it home."

Also, if you have not completed your $100 commitment for camp, now is the time to work with your mentor to get that task completed.  Your mentor will also be contacting you and your parents to get your camp entry paperwork up to date.

Remember to call Col. Toole or your mentor if you have any questions about your time at Devil Pup camp.