What to Bring

Please use the Packing List as a guide for packing your camper’s clothes. Please avoid sending nice clothes. Campers should bring clothes that can get wet and dirty without concern. Old sneakers are also suggested as areas of camp are often muddy. We respectfully ask that boys only bring only boxer-type swimming trunks and girls wear one-pieces or modest two-pieces. Final authority on attire appropriateness lies with the camp administration.

As we strive to provide an environment of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility, we ask that you help us when packing for camp. We request that sayings/pictures on clothing be in good taste. Camp reserves the right to prohibit inappropriate clothing. Please take into consideration the weather forecast and camp activities when packing. Shoes, sneakers, sandals or boots must always be worn except when in the cabin, on the waterfront and in the showers.

If your camper plans on horseback riding, please include long pants (not sweatpants) and shoes or boots with a hard sole and a 1/2 inch heel. Water shoes are recommended for campers who will be sailing.



  • Beach towels

  • Wash clothes

  • Bath towels

  • Toothbrush

  • Toothpaste

  • Laundry bag

  • Shampoo

  • Soap

  • Shower Shoes

Optional equipment

  • Baseball glove

  • Lacrosse stick

  • Cards

  • Camera

  • Sunglasses

  • Laundry or garbage bag for dirty/wet items

  • Envelopes and Stamps

  • Reading material

  • Water bottle


  • T-shirts

  • Underwear

  • Shorts

  • Sweatshirts or sweaters

  • Light jacket

  • Jeans/long pants

  • Tennis shoes

  • Socks

  • Flip-flops/sandals (shoes to wear to the waterfront)

  • Boots/hard sole shoes (for horseback riding)

  • Pajamas

  • Bathing suits

  • Rain gear

Extra Needs

  • Flashlight

  • Sun block

  • Bug spray (long-sleeves work just as well)


  • Sleeping bag or 2 blankets

  • Pillow & case

  • Sheets

What NOT to bring

Electronic devices can detract from the benefits of being in a natural environment. Therefore, campers may bring a fan, clock, and a blow dryer, but are not permitted to bring electronic games, cell phones, laptop computers or PDAs. Basic MP3 players, CD players and cameras may be brought at your own risk, however, use will only be permitted in the cabin. iPod touches and similar items that have electronic game capabilities or can connect to internet or cellular are not permitted. Campers should also avoid bringing good jewelry, money or irreplaceable items. If it is discovered your child has any of these items after you leave, the items will be placed in the camp safe for the duration of the camper’s stay. If a camper brings any of these items and they are left in the cabin, we are not responsible for loss or damage. Sometimes campers in the LIT program or those who are planning to go on the Mackinac Island trip like to bring a small amount of cash for these trips. Campers may do this but are responsible for this money. It is NOT required. We are not responsible for lost or stolen belongings, but will make every effort to prevent this from occurring. If a camper is found stealing, they will be immediately sent home.