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.
  • Review the Parent Handbook.

PACKING LIST

 • 6 each of shirts, shorts, socks and underwear

• Swimsuit

• Light jacket

• Hat or cap

• Pajamas

• 1 pair of jeans

• 2 sets of single sheets

• Pillow with case

• Blanket or sleeping bag 

• 2 towels and wash cloths

• Swim towel

• Laundry bag

• Toiletry items (soap, shampoo, toothbrush and paste, etc.) 

• Sunscreen and lip balm

• Letter writing materials with addressed envelopes and stamps

• Something to wear to the Camp dance

• Tennis shoes 

• Shower shoes

• Flip-flops or sandals

• Masks - campers will be provided with a Fandana but we recommend campers also bring their own masks

• Anything else to make your stay happy suchas a favorite stuffed animal or reading material

 Be sure to label all items.

Please note:

• Water bottle is provided. 

• Camp provides all sporting equipment.

• Camp assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to personal items.

• Do not send snacks with your camper. Camp provides snacks twice a day.

• Please do not allow campers to bring electronic devices such as cell phones, iPads, MP3 players, etc.

• Campers should not bring knives, fireworks or any weapon or explosive.

• No pets!