What to pack:
4-5 changes of clothes: T-shirts, shorts, and underwear. Please pack clothes that your camper can get dirty (because they will, and they’ll use more clothes than you think they’ll need). Clothes should be comfortable, durable, and modest. Camp CHOF requests no “short” shorts, spaghetti strap tops or anything revealing the midriff. No revealing clothes or inappropriate messages.
Socks – 4 pairs of athletic socks, especially for the boys! The mornings are dewy and rains may make camp very muddy.
Shoes –two pairs. At least one pair must be tennis shoes or hiking boots for walking in the woods and climbing. Shoes must be worn at all times! Flip-flops are fine as shower shoes, but we strongly discourage wearing flip-flops the rest of the time around camp. Sport sandals or sneakers are much less likely to result in twisted ankles or sticks and things getting stuck between your toes!
Sweatshirt and hooded jacket or poncho.
Old jeans — 1-2 pairs to wear on hikes and in the evenings – they keep the bugs away!
Swimsuit (girls must have their midriffs covered – one piece swimsuits or modest tankinis only please!)
2-3 towels, for showering and swimming
Sleeping bag and pillow. A twin-sized sheet is helpful.
Laundry bag – for dirty clothes. No laundry facilities at camp, it will just help them stay organized!
Sunscreen, mosquito repellent and anti-itch cream; a few Band-Aids
Refillable water bottle that your camper can carry throughout the day.
Bible, notebook and pen
Shower Pail w/ soap, shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrush for easy carrying to the showerhouse. Comb or brush. Bring a washcloth or mesh sponge.
Parents, please label EVERYTHING with your child’s name, especially the towels and their Bible. It’s easy to get things mixed up after a week with a bunch of kids the same age and size. We can’t be responsible for anything lost or damaged. There is limited storage space in the cabins, so don’t overpack.
What NOT to pack:
Cell phones, tablets, laptops, handheld gaming or music devices or any other electronics.
Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco
Weapons, Knives, Firearms, Fireworks
Skateboards, Rollerblades, Scooters, Mini Bikes
Inappropriate Materials (Magazines, etc.)
Clothing or items with printing that may be offensive
Money or valuables, including jewelry
If these items appear at camp, consequences will range from confiscation to immediate dismissal of the camper.
Parents, you’re responsible to check your camper’s luggage before they arrive at camp. If in doubt, ask yourself: Will this item help my child to have a productive camping experience that is honoring to God? Would we be devastated if this item were damaged or lost?