What to pack

Important things to remember when packing for camp…

  • Many clothes look alike, so please mark your child’s name on every article. You can buy clothing markers or iron on labels at most department stores.
  • Try to pack everything into 2 duffle bags or soft-sided suitcases…sending a checklist of what’s packed with your child is a good idea.
  • Don’t pack medications in with luggage; all meds must be given to camp staff at bus departure. Camp staff hand them over to the camp nurse when the buses arrive at camp.

SNACKS: We provide great meals, desserts, and snacks throughout the session, eliminating the need for a tuck shop program. (SO PLEASE DO NOT SEND MONEY WITH YOUR CHILD). There is no need to send extra snacks/treats with your child. If parents insist, healthy snacks are acceptable, but kindly be advised:

  • Camp is Peanut-Free (allergy - safety reasons), thus NO snacks containing NUTS are permitted at camp.
  • No Junk Food please (candy, chocolate, pop etc.) causes problems with critters/ants…& other humans!
  • No chewing gum (has a way of ending up on trees, shoe bottoms, under tables, etc)

Here’s a helpful list of suggested items to send with your child(ren):

Footwear:

  • 1 pair of running shoes
  • 1 pair of rubber boots
  • 1 pair of sandals, watershoes, or flip-flops.

Clothing:

  • 1 raincoat
  • 1 fall jacket
  • 2 sweaters or sweatshirts
  • 2 long-sleeved shirts
  • 6 short-sleeved shirts
  • 4 pairs of shorts
  • 2 pairs of long pants
  • 10 pairs of underwear
  • 10 pairs of socks
  • 2 pairs of pajamas
  • 2 hats
  • 2 bathing suits
  • Costumes, funny clothes/ props are a good idea for’ crazy’ activities and theme nights, etc.

Bedding and Toiletries:

  • 1 sleeping bag
  • 1 blanket
  • 1 pillow with pillowcase
  • 3 towels
  • 2 face cloths
  • 1 bathrobe
  • 1 toothbrush / toothpaste
  • 1 soap and shampoo
  • 1 comb or brush
  • 1 bottle of sunscreen
  • 1 bottle of bug repellent
  • 1 water bottle

Other Optional Items:

  • Kleenex
  • Flashlight
  • Pens & Notebook
  • Stamped Envelopes
  • Camera
  • Books, Comics, Puzzlers
  • Small board games
  • Stuffed animal

DO NOT SEND:

  • Electrical items; radio/hairdryer
  • Expensive clothes or jewelry
  • Matches or Lighters
  • Knives, Firecrackers, Fireworks
  • Cell phones, MP3’s, Discmans
  • Fishing tackle (hooks, etc)
  • Music with foul language
  • Skateboards, Rollerblades
  • Food products containing NUTS

IMPORTANT NOTES - OLDER CAMPERS

  • CLOTHING: Camp’s about being comfortable and active … so please don’t pack clothes that are too loose/too tight/too small; the kind that reveals excessive skin or undergarments.
  • ILLEGAL ITEMS: Your child will be sent home from camp if any cigarettes, alcohol, or non-prescription drugs are found in their possession.

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