Many parents ask, “How many swaps should we make?”

Rumors fly around Tustin that there is a required number of swaps to make for camp. The answer is NO! You and your daughter should make as many as you have fun making. It should not be a chore nor a parent losing any sleep over to make hundreds of swaps! The below numbers are guidelines based on how quickly a camper runs out of swaps.

  • As of 5/30/21 – we are still figuring out how we can social distance and trade swaps this year.
    • Once we have a safe method in place, we will be able to give you better guidance on number.
  • 20: to trade only within her unit and headquarters staff. They will be gone on the first day.
  • Total camp attendance for 2021 will probably be 200ish.

If you want to make a bunch for camp, you may want to start a week or two before camp starts!

Make sure your daughter trades one with Skooch (aka Angela) & Gecko, the Camp Directors.

Swap tip: Buy your safety pins early! People who wait till the week before camp starts can’t find any safety pins in the entire town of Tustin. Check your local Dollar style stores. The often have safety pins in packs of 100 for a great price. Another great source is a dry cleaner’s supply place. This is where the camp director has purchased them for years. Click here. The best size is #1 or 1-1/16″

Remember, swaps are not expensive creations – they are a token of friendship exchanged between the camp participants.