Summer camp is more than a ton of fun – it is a place for growing, exploring and learning to be part of a larger community.

The level of preparation for time away from home and family can impact how rewarding the Camp experience will be for children.

HELPFUL TIPS

  • Express confidence in your child’s ability to stay at Camp for the full session. You will miss your child while he or she is gone but you are so excited for all that he or she will get to do and experience!
  • Arrange practice time away from home, such as a weekend with grandparents.
  • Talk about how you will keep in touch. Your child can write letters using the pre-addressed, stamped envelopes or postcards you provide and you can send letters or free one-way emails through the portal.

  • Leave mail in the office for your child with his/her name on it and include the day you want it delivered so your child can get mail while he/she is at Camp.
  • Talk about your child’s concerns. It is natural to miss home but focus on what’s happening at Camp.
  • Be sure your child knows what to do if upset – talk to a counselor or the Camp director.
  • Attend Open House! It helps to mentally prepare and get your child excited about the Camp adventure.
  •  Sunday Registration times are:
    Riverside (Girls) – 2:45-3:45 p.m. (Gates open at 2 p.m.)
    Hilltop (Boys) – 3:45-4:45 p.m. (Gates open at 3 p.m.)
    Your camper’s cabin assignment will be posted at Sunday Registration after the opening announcements.

    Half-Week Checkin -
    All campers will be together at Riverside for the Half-Week Session
    1:45 p.m. Gates open
    2:30 p.m. Introductions and Announcements at the Pavilion
    2:45 p.m.Cabin Assignments Posted & Campers Move into Cabins
    Evening checkin available. Contact Camp with information

    Checkout Times for All Sessions
    Campers with Last Names Beginning with A-M
    Riverside10 a.m.
    Hilltop10:30 a.m.
    Campers with Last Names Beginning with N-Z
    Riverside10:30 a.m.
    Hilltop10 a.m.

  • Checkin and checkout times for the Grief Support Session
    will be shared at a later time.

PACKING LIST

  • Shirts, shorts, socks and underwear for each day
  • Athletic shoes
  • Swimsuit
  • 1 pair of jeans
  • Shower shoes
  • Flip flops or sandals
  • Hat or cap
  • Water bottle
  • Pajamas
  • 2 sets of single sheets
  • Blanket or sleeping bag
  • 2 towels and wash cloths
  • Swim towel
  • Laundry bag
  • Sunscreen
  • Toiletry items
  • Letter-writing materials









Plus anything else to make for a happy stay, such as: camera, favorite stuffed animal, reading material and informal attire for the Camp dance. Be sure to label all items.

All sporting equipment is provided.

Camp assumes no responsibility for loss or damage of personal items.

Camp provides three meals a day and two snacks twice each day.

Not permitted: cell phones, tablets and other electronic devices, food, pets, firearms, fireworks, knives, explosives and drugs.

When campers arrive, they are greeted at the front gate by staff. The completed medical form and check-out form should be turned in at this time. After parking, it is time to wait for opening introductions and announcements before moving in to cabins. All of the most important information from the opening meeting also will be printed in the registration guide that will be given to parents when they come through the front gate.

Medications should be checked in to the clinic.

Cabins and beds are assigned based on age and information listed on the Camp applications. Campers are not guaranteed a top or a bottom bunk but the staff tries to give as many campers their preferences as possible.

After parents leave, counselors hold cabin meetings and then tours and swim time typically take place.