What to Bring
First, remember that our accommodations, both dorms and camping area, are rustic. There are no electrical hookups for the tents, but dorms do have outlets. The beds do not require extra firmness thanks to the addition of sheet metal to the cots a few years back, but you will want extra padding to put under or over the thin mattress supplied by the campgroundat least a sleeping pad or air mattress. Better is a 3-foot wide, 7-foot tall sheet of 6" foam or your own small day bed mattress. A good nights sleep, when you choose to sleep, is the key to a great time at SWIM.
First, remember that our accommodations, both dorms and camping area, are rustic. There are no electrical hookups for the tents, but dorms do have outlets. The beds will never be called "soft" thanks to the addition of sheet metal to the cots a few years back, but you will want extra padding to put under or over the thin mattress supplied by the campground at least a sleeping pad or air mattress. Better is a 3-foot wide, 7-foot tall sheet of 6" foam or your own small day bed or inflatable mattress. A good night's sleep, when you choose to sleep, is the key to a great time at SWIM.
You will need your own bed linens sleeping bag, sheets, blanket and towels and washcloths. Other items that may add to your comfort are sun screen, a bathing suit, casual clothing that can get wet and be layered as the weather changes, something fun to wear out to dinner or on New Years Eve, a folding chair, a light if you stay in the dorm, a flashlight for our unlit paths, your own toiletries in something you can carry back and forth to the bathhouse, and other things such as cameras, games, cards, musical instruments, sports equipment, books, etc. for fun.
Space is somewhat limited, however, so leave the kitchen sink at home! Also leave Fido and Fluff at home the only animals allowed are seeing eye dogs and the local wildlife.
Motel SWIM Something New
For the comfort lovers among us who can afford to pay a bit more, we now have motel accommodations. The Villager Lodge (305-248-2121), located at 1020 US 1 in nearby Homestead, is offering twelve rooms at the special price of $45/night plus tax. Rooms include A/C, refrigerators, TV, phone nothing fancy, but well-run and clean. To reserve one of these rooms, you must make reservations directly (ask for Beverly) and guarantee your room on your credit card before December 1st. Some shuttle service will be provided by SWIM! Room & Board Fees for Motel SWIM residents will be discounted $50.
We are not equipped to be your primary-care health provider, but we do provide you with a camp "medic" who will help you with minor problems. Please be certain that you bring all necessary prescription medications for your vacation at SWIM. In case you do run into problems, you must bring a copy of your prescription and information about any health problems you may have to our medic.
Attention Swim Shoppers
The SWIM Store will be located in the dining hall and open daily. Well have a variety of items most likely to be forgotten when packing, or lost in the shower rooms. Although, SWIM 2000 T-Shirts will be available in limited quantities, please pre-order on your registration form to guarantee availability.
Hand-Crafted Items created by SWIM artisans will also be sold at the SWIM Store. You will have the opportunity to select beautiful and unique items. If you want to sell anything, please contact Mary Ann Somervill in advance at 863-465-1433, email@example.com, or 1810 First Street, Lake Placid, FL 33852. SWIM will receive 20% of the total sales.
Thrift Shop Boutique is back by popular demand. No time to visit thrift shops in the area? Not to worry, as we bring the thrift shop to you. You are invited to bring used garments to sell, as well as to stop and shop. Please put clothes on hangers and tag them with price and your name. SWIM will benefit by getting 20% of the price.
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