In general, parents should pack the usual items needed by any child on a camping trip. Please pack with your child so he/she is familiar with the supplies packed. This will also help younger children prepare for their trip to camp. Please use the following as a guide for the traditional camp program.
When packing, please mark all of your child’s property clearly. Label each piece of clothing separately with name tape or colorfast ink, (or order through Mabel’s Labels). Please DO NOT SEND NEW OR VALUABLE CLOTHES. Be sure that shoes are comfortable and fit well. We suggest that parents pack with their children. We do not assume responsibility for articles left at camp after your child leaves.
There are no laundry facilities during the camp session (except in the case of an emergency), so please pack sufficient clothing for the week-long period. Laundry service is available for campers staying more than one session. Miscellaneous articles should be placed in a duffle or laundry bag. Everything else should be packed in an old suitcase that will be placed under the camper’s bunk.
All medication must be in the original container with directions for use, the camper's name and the name of the medication clearly labeled.
Suggested To Bring: Camping Supplies
Canteen or water bottle, 32 ounce or larger
Ground cloth (to place sleeping bag on when on a campout)
18 feet of nylon cord (to tie sleeping bag in a horseshoe when going on camp-out) or Pendola Pack.
Plastic drinking cup.
Flashlight with extra batteries and light bulb
Suggested To Bring: Clothing
2 pair jeans or long pants
6 pair of socks (at least 2 pair should be heavy)
Underwear for each day
2 sweaters or sweatshirts
Light rain gear (an inexpensive poncho will be fine; it can also be used as a ground cloth)
Old tennis shoes or water shoes for walking in water, crossing creeks, swimming, etc. Beginning in summer 2013, some type of shoe will be required for all activities at the pond including swimming. (Flip flops are NOT allowed).
Pair of broken-in hiking boots or sturdy walking shoes (No sandals or flip flops are allowed in camp).
Wide rimmed hat for protection from the sun
Swim suit (modest)
Pajamas or sweats
Suggested to Bring: Miscellaneous Items
1-2 bath/beach towels
Wash cloth, hand towel
Soap and plastic soap box
Comb, brush, Chapstick, skin lotion
Sunscreen, Non-aerosol insect repellant
Optional to Bring
Pocket knife (no blades longer than 4”)
Camera and film
Quarters for ping-pong balls
Stamps and letter writing supplies
Laundry bag or extra pillow case
Do NOT Send These
Money (except for quarters for the Ping-Pong balls or if child is on the canoe or backpacking trips)
Food of any kind, including chewing gum
Radios, Walkman/Discman, iPods, stereos, electronic toys, video games, cell phones, pagers, digital cameras, or DVD players.
Campers Going On Trips
Canoers may want to bring a fishing rod and reel and basic tackle.
Trip campers may have the opportunity to purchase treats at the end of their trip and may bring spending money.