How to Tie Dye Like a Pro

Do-it-yourself tie-dye t-shirts have been popular for ages, but they are recently experiencing a comeback in a big way. They are easy to make, and kids love wearing their own creation. If your child is going to be attending summer camp this year, you can expect that they will tie-dye something.

Whether you are running a camp or you’re looking for a fun project to do with the kids at home, give tie-dying your own shirts a try. It’s easier than you may think and is a very engaging project that will keep your kids entertained for hours.

1. Gather Your Supplies

You will need the following supplies to properly undergo the tie-dye process: white T-shirts, thick rubber bands, soda ash or baking soda, a bucket, some paint sponges or brushes and dye.

2. Soak the Shirt

Soak the shirt in a bucket of warm water mixed with soda ash or baking soda. This will help the dye stick to the material. Let the shirt soak for about 20 minutes before you wring it out.

3. Twist and Turn

Twist and scrunch the shirt however you wish. You can find some great instructions online if you are looking to create a specific pattern. After you have the shirt in a certain position, wrap rubber bands around the shirt in places so that it stays put.

4. Apply Dye

Take your paint sponges or brushes and apply dye to the t-shirt. You will want to stop one color at a rubber band and then start another. This will give you a pattern of swirls, stripes or circles depending on how you’ve tied your shirt.

5. Wrap It

Once you are done with the dye, wrap the shirt with cling film and let it sit overnight. Remove the film in the morning, rinse the shirt and hang it to dry. That’s it! In just five simple steps, you’ve created a shirt that will always bring back fond memories of summer camp whenever it is worn.

If you are interested in sending your child to Jewish summer camp in Atlanta this summer and would like financial assistance, please reach out to our team. We can help you find the money you need to ensure your child has a terrific summer.

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Why Camper-to-Staff Ratio Is Important

When you decide to send your child to summer camp, you do extensive research to ensure that you are sending them to the perfect camp. You want to be sure that they have a good time while they are away from home and that they are safe.

One important factor to consider when deciding on the right summer camp is the camper-to-staff ratio. When the ratio gets too high, say around 13 campers to one staff member, your child will not get the individual attention they deserve. In order to maintain the safety of the large group of campers, a counselor or other staff member will have to treat the campers as a homogenous group. Therefore, they will not receive focused, individual attention during the activities you have paid for.

If you want to ensure that your child gets the attention they deserve and you expect, you will want to look for a smaller ratio. Here are some other important reasons that you’ll want to ensure a low camper-to-staff ratio:

  1. A deeper understanding between staff and campers
  2. Heightened safety
  3. Higher morale among campers
  4. More accomplishments
  5. Active engagement in camp activities
  6. Reduction in instances of homesickness

If you are interested in sending your child to Jewish summer camp in Atlanta this year and are looking for financial assistance, please reach out to our office. We will be happy to assist you in finding the sources of funds that you need in order to send your child to camp.

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