I didn't enjoy making this video about registration, but I made it anyway, because I was excited about the new potential methods for getting kids signed up for camp.
This year, there will still be registration for kids in all your favourite old-fashioned ways:
You can wait ‘til late February/early March, and test your fast fingers.
You can apply to be a volunteer - if you volunteer in an approved role, that’s the only way to guarantee that your camper gets a slot in camp, and it’s a win/win - your camper gets a slot, and it makes it possible for another camper to get a slot, too. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
But this year, there are two other ways you can get your camper registered for camp:
You can apply - now - for a lottery slot at camp. No guarantees, but if you don’t get selected for a lottery slot, you can still register on fast fingers day, too - so no harm there.
And... (if i were smarter, I would insert a drumroll gif in here, but I don't know how to do that)... there's a new option that I am really excited about: You can request a referral to camp through your church, or through another community group, starting right now, and lasting until 1 February. It’s pretty easy. Fill out this Google Form, and that’s… I mean, that’s pretty much it. The upside is pretty obvious: your camper can be accepted in advance, and so won't have to be stressed and rushed on registration day. You will find out before registration opens if your referral is successful. If your referral isn't successful, you can still register on fast fingers day!
Just go check it out - it isn’t tricky. But if you’re still confused, and I know I often am, then you can just email me - email@example.com - and I will do what I can to untangle all the confusions.
As questions flow in, I will add an FAQ section below, so that you can avoid repeating old questions. I don't know what those questions are yet, so... I mean, I will just start the FAQ with one that I think will probably come up?
Otherwise - looking forward to seeing you in the summer of 2023!
Q: David, I just watched the video. You look AMAZING! What can you tell us about your skin care routine?
A: I believe in taking care of myself, and a balanced diet and a rigorous exercise routine. In the morning, if my face is a little puffy, I'll put on an ice pack while doing my stomach crunches. (I can do a thousand now.) After I remove the ice pack, I use a deep pore cleanser lotion. In the shower, I use a water activated gel cleanser. Then a honey almond body scrub. And on the face, an exfoliating gel scrub. Then apply an herb mint facial mask, which I leave on for 10 minutes while I prepare the rest of my routine. I always use an aftershave lotion with little or no alcohol, because alcohol dries your face out and makes you look older. Then moisturizer, then an anti-aging eye balm followed by a final moisturizing protective lotion.