Packing List

What to pack:

7-8 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.  No revealing clothes or inappropriate messages.

Socks – 8 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 around camp.  Sport sandals or sneakers are much more appropriate.

Pajamas

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 their dirty clothes.  No laundry facilities at camp, it will just help them stay organized!

Flashlight

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.

Fishing pole and tackle, if you are interested in fishing.

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.  There are no lockers in the cabins, so don’t overpack.

What NOT to pack:

Electronics: cell phones, tablets, communication watches, music players, gaming devices, TVs, or radios.  If these do appear at camp, the directors will keep them for the week and return them to parents on Friday morning.  The only battery-powered items needed are a flashlight and a camera, if you choose to send one.

Valuables (including expensive jewelry) and money.  We provide all snacks, and there are no activities at camp that require additional payment.

Medications.  All medications will be kept by the camp nurse and dispensed according to parental direction.  Other than emergency meds, no meds are to be kept in the cabin for safety reasons.  Tylenol, Advil, Benadryl, etc., may be sent in a Ziploc bag labeled with child’s name and directions to be given to the nurse.

Weapons of any kind, knives, smoking materials, fireworks, lighters, or matches.  All archery supplies are provided, and adult staff only will start and maintain campfires.

Parents, you are responsible for checking your child’s baggage to make sure your child brings nothing objectionable to camp.  If you have questions about what to bring, email us.  Good rule of thumb?  Answer these questions: Would I be upset if this were lost or broken?  Will this object help my child have a better week at Bible camp, or will it be a distraction?