Prepare for Camp

We encourage our campers to care for themselves and their personal area in the cabin, so we encourage you to allow your camper to be involved with their own packing. We love that camp can provide children with the experience of caring for themselves and that new sense of independence. The best thing you can do is to support your camper’s decision to come to camp and concentrate on the new positive experiences ahead.

Medical Forms and Examinations

Our camp standards require that each camper have an examination by a physician within 12 months of attending camp. We do accept a copy of the most recent school physical if that is the most recent. You should submit your child’s medical forms to camp at least 2 weeks before their arrival at camp. These forms should include that physical as well as the pages you have filled out about your child’s health history. No campers can be admitted to camp if they do not have completed medical forms or have a injury to their limb or body and are under the care of a doctor. Prescribed medications brought to camp must be in the container issued by the pharmacist or physician and must have the name of the camper and the name of the medication on the label. Upon arrival at camp, you will hand this medications in to our camp medic who will dispense them to the campers.

What to Bring to Camp

These are just optional items of course, but many you will find will be necessary for your camper. We suggest a light sleeping bag as that will eliminate the need for alternate bedding besides a sheet. We also suggest marking all your personal belongings, so they will all come home with you at the end of the week.

  • Lightweight sleeping bag OR 1 blanket with a set of single bed sheets (our beds are twin size)
  • Pillow
  • 3 Towels (for shower and lake use)
  • 2 wash cloths
  • 2 bathing suits
  • 2 pairs of comfortable pants or jeans*
  • 6 sets of underwear
  • 5-6 pairs of shorts
  • 7 pairs of socks
  • 5-6 T-shirts
  • Light sweater or jacket
  • Rain jacket
  • 2 pairs of shoes (one being sneakers or tennis shoes)
  • Toiletries: soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, comb, brush, etc.
  • Sunblock/suntan lotion
  • Insect Repellent
  • Hat or cap for sun protection
  • Flashlight
  • Stationary supplies for writing home: pencils, paper, envelopes, stamps, etc.

*Campers participating in paintball must wear pants for the program. We suggest 3 pairs of long pants and 3 long sleeve shirts