What to Bring

What to Bring

Pack all your camper’s LABELED items in a footlocker, suitcase or plastic tub.  Camper's belongings will be unpacked and stored beside their bunkbeds in large plastic baskets for easy access.

Clothing:

  • 1 pair of long pants per week
  • 7 pairs of shorts per week
  • 7 short-sleeved shirts per week
  • 7 sets of underwear per week
  • 7 pairs socks per week
  • 2 swimsuits – please be modest
  • hats/caps
  • pajamas – at least gym shorts
  • poncho or raincoat
  • tennis shoes
  • boots with heels (if camper is signed up for Giddyup)
  • river shoes/aqua socks

Set of Toiletries and Bedding:

  • Deodorant
  • Comb or brush
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Sunscreen
  • Shampoo
  • 2-4 washcloths
  • 2-4 towels
  • twin sheets
  • mattress pad
  • blanket
  • sleeping bag
  • pillow
  • laundry bag

Other Good Stuff:

  • disposable camera (110 or 35mm cameras only- digital cameras are not allowed)
  • flashlight and batteries
  • day pack/ fanny pack
  • ear plugs, swim goggles
  • stamps and cards
  • sunglasses

 

What NOT to bring:

  • Bible (one will be given to each camper)
  • Shirts with offensive logos or language
  • Revealing clothing
  • Knives / Guns
  • Food
  • Pets
  • Toys
  • Cell phones
  • Electronic games (PSP, Nintendo DS, Gameboy, etc.)
  • Digital Cameras
  • Jam boxes
  • Cigarettes
  • Lighters, matches

 

LAUNDRYMINDER
The length of stay should determine the amount of clothing and toiletries sent with campers.  Laundry is not done during one week camps.  Laundry will be sent out each week for campers staying more than one week.

Reminder –

All medications must be in their original containers.  The law does not allow us to accept or dispense prescription medication not in the original container.

We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.  Make sure all items are labeled with the camper’s full name
 
Tips for Packing

In a gallon-size, Ziploc bag, pack one change of clothes containing:
1 pair of shorts   
1 t-shirt
1 pair of underwear
1 pair of socks

Place the bag into a suitcase or trunk, making it easy to pull out one bag and have everything together for the child to wear each day.  This alleviates locating one item at a time. 

Send extra changes of clothing; more than enough for one a day if the child is prone to needing multiple changes.
Send underwear and socks in abundance to allow for a change of clothes in connection with swimming and other water activities. 

These items can be packed into separate gallon bags and labeled as “extra socks,” etc.  Long pants or jeans and a lightweight jacket or rain coat should be included as well, and bags labeled accordingly.

Label toiletries such as a toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, and deodorant in a separate bag.

Make and enclose a list of items that are packed to ensure everything is repacked, especially items brought for relaxation such as games or books.

Label everything, especially favorite items (stuffed animal, blanket)!
Send only clothes that are okay to get stained, dirty or torn.  Campers will be active and engage in a variety of activities.  The first priority of camp is having fun, and taking care of clothes is not generally among the highest priorities.

Counselors will assist campers in unpacking and organizing their belongings in the cabin to ensure all items are found and used, such as washing hair WITH shampoo.