Summer camp is more than a ton of fun – it is a place for personal and social growth exploration 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

  • Attend the Camp Open House on June 11! Join family and friends to take a tour of Camp, participate in Camp activities, eat lunch and meet Camp staff. The pools will be open, so bring your bathing suit if you would like to swim. 
  • Express confidence in your child’s ability to stay at Camp for the full session. While you will miss your child, don’t place that burden on the camper. Be positive about the camp experience and talk up the exciting camp activities they will get to participate in and the great new friends they will meet. Remind them there will be counselors there to help them. Tell them you are very excited and proud of them for all they 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 Camp App.

  • 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, click here
  • Keep scrolling for Packing List and other notes!

PACKING LIST

Wondering what to pack for Camp? This is a sample packing list. Tailor it to your child’s activity choices. The great news is every camper will receive a water bottle. This saves the Camp from buying more than 70,000 styrofoam cups!

 • 6 each of shirts, shorts, socks and underwear

 • 1 white T-shirt or pillow case for tye dying

• 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

 • 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, tablets, music players, etc.

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

• No pets!