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Towels?

Postby SDelSignore » Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:25 pm

Attending adult ASA 9/3-9/7...leave tomorrow night! Are towels provided? I have seen some on the boards say no, but an email I got from a rep at space camp says yes

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Re: Towels?

Postby wxnerdjenn » Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:36 pm

Towels were not provided in January, and I'm pretty sure it hasn't changed since then. Definitely take one...worst that happens is you have an extra. Have fun!!! I can't wait to hear about that camp since it's the one I was originally signed up for. Hope you have a blast!
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Re: Towels?

Postby p51 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:29 pm

What I've always done was to bring a towel I didn't mind not coming back with (most people have one that isn't brand new) and just threw it away when I've taken my last shower at SC on graduation day. Nobody wants that "wet towel funk" in your suitcase when you come home and you won't have anywhere to dry it before you leave (unless you have a car and can lay it in a seat, where it'll likely be very hot in that Alabama climate).
But yeah, never count on anything being there that you think you should bring with you.
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Re: Towels?

Postby majtom7 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:50 am

I follow the parent information in the program guide. It says on page 15 that towels and washcloths are not provided.
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Re: Towels?

Postby gt0163c » Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:27 am

p51 wrote:What I've always done was to bring a towel I didn't mind not coming back with (most people have one that isn't brand new) and just threw it away when I've taken my last shower at SC on graduation day. Nobody wants that "wet towel funk" in your suitcase when you come home and you won't have anywhere to dry it before you leave.


Another option, particularly if you regularly shower at places other than your home, is to get a quick drying, ultralight towel. These are generally marketed towards campers/backpackers, but I use mine regularly at the gym, take it on mission trips and, of course, to Space Camp. I've left it draped over my suitcase after my shower the morning of graduation, and it's completely dry a few hours later (probably would be dry enough to pack after breakfast).

I like the Packtowl Personal. I think mine that I use for the shower is an XL (depending on your size and level of comfort/modesty, a different size might work better for you) a medium that I use as a hand towel and a small that lives in my backpack.

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Re: Towels?

Postby wxnerdjenn » Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:09 pm

Alright gt, I took your advice and bought one of those towels. I LOVE IT!!!! I'm going to order another one so I can take two to ASA. And maybe a smaller one too for my hair, lol.
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