What to Bring to Camp
Please, please, please mark all articles, including shoes, socks, hats, clothing and athletic equipment with your camper’s name. Campers are urged to keep track of their belongings and are given the opportunity to claim lost articles each week. Following is a comprehensive list of what (and what not) to bring to camp. Two-week campers should bring enough clothes to last the entire stay. Month campers also need to bring at least two weeks of clean clothes, as will have their laundry twice, the first and second weeks of camp. We also recommend making duplicate lists of items brought to camp, one list to accompany the camper so they can check inventory when packing to return home, and one list to remain at home.
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- Bed linens and washable sleeping bag
- Pillow/2 pillow cases
- Waterproof rain gear (see note below)
- Footwear (see note below)
- Nice outfit for end-of-month banquet: a simple dress or skirt for girls and a polo shirt for boys
- Shorts (8)
- Jeans or rugged pants (2)
- Underwear (for 2 weeks)
- T-shirts (10)
- Athletic socks (8 pair)/2-pair warm or wool socks
- Sweatshirt and sweatpants
- Wool sweater or warm fleece pullover
- Light windbreaker-type jacket
- Sneakers (2 pairs in case one gets wet)
- Swimsuit (2): one-piece for girls and trunk-style for boys
- Beach towels (2)
- Face towel/bath towel
- Flashlight (extra batteries)
- Stamps and stationary (to write home!)
- Sunscreen/lip balm/sunglasses
- Bible (NIV version suggested)
- 1 laundry bag (labeled with name!)
- Insect repellent/after-bite stick
- Personal hygiene items (in labeled bag)
- Soap and shampoo
- 1 water bottle
- Backpack or daypack for hikes
- Teddy bear
Camp Dress Code
Daily clothing should be modest and appropriate. Please do not bring t-shirts with inappropriate or suggestive graphics.
For women, tops should have straps that are two fingers wide and long enough to completely cover their stomach. Shorts should be a minimum 3″ inseam and not too tight. If girls wear leggings, they must wear a shirt that covers the bottom completely. Tops should be no lower than a hand-width from their neckline. Only modest one-piece bathing suits are permitted. End-of-month banquet dresses and skirts should also be a modest length. Please do not plan to wear strapless, spaghetti strap, or backless dresses and tops at camp.
Please don’t put camp in an uncomfortable position and make sure that packed outfits are appropriate. We reserve the right to ask your child to change clothes if deemed inappropriate.
On Sunday mornings we require campers to wear their camp uniform shirt with green or khaki shorts for Deer Run.
We strongly recommend duffel bags instead of footlockers or traditional luggage for transporting your child’s gear to camp. They are easier to pack, travel, and store under bunks.
What Not to Bring to Camp
In keeping with camp’s philosophy, electronic equipment is not allowed—please keep these items at home. This includes: radios, televisions, iPods, hand-held electronic games, iPads, Kindles, and cell phones. If your camper brings these items, they will be placed in the Main Office for the duration of their stay. Digital cameras are permitted if used appropriately.
Lost & Found
Camp will not accept responsibility for lost or stolen articles. Marked items left at Camp may be mailed home when a parent calls or emails the office to identify the missing item. We will ask you to please reimburse us for shipping and handling. Please understand that hundreds of items are left at camp every summer. Since we cannot hold the items indefinitely, unclaimed items will be donated to a charitable organization by mid-September.