What to Bring
WEATHER AND OUTFITS
While most days during the summer are warm it can be quite chilly during the early morning hours and evenings, especially towards the beginning and the end of the summer. Therefore, it is necessary to bring warm clothes such as sweatshirts and light jackets as well as long pants for all occasions. Rain gear is also essential including boots for the muddy conditions after a rainstorm.
American staff members should bring bed sheets, blanket(s) and a pillow. Counselors from overseas will be provided with bedding. Sleeping bags should not be used in the cabins as your primary bedding. Everyone needs to bring their own towels for showering and washing.
All staff members will be given three staff shirts during orientation. Please be sure that all other outfits worn during your time ‘on duty’ at camp are solid colors (college logos or athletic logos are OK). Neither girls nor counselors are permitted to wear name-brand clothes with designs, prominent logos, or sayings to any regular camp activities. We have these rules regarding dress in place because we are trying to cut down on the clothing competition among the campers and be role models for our campers. Your co-operation as a role model in setting this standard is essential. *Note: Counselors must always wear shoes, sneakers, sandals, or some-other proper foot covering while on camp grounds.
- Long-sleeve shirts
- Jacket (i.e.: fleece)
- Swim Suits (1 piece)
- Sweaters or Sweatshirts
- Bed sheets
- Laundry Bag
It is also important for staff to bring items that pertain to their individual program. Softball counselors should bring their gloves, golfers their clubs, etc. Bring your own tennis racket as we do not allow staff to borrow equipment from campers. We do not want you in the position of borrowing a camper’s expensive item and having it break. Please note that unfortunate past experiences have dictated that this must be a firm rule.
Specific questions about program areas can generally be summarized by stating that camp has most everything you need to run a program that we offer or that we ask you to run. If you have some unique equipment or paraphernalia that would enhance our program and you think it is unlikely that we would have this on hand, please feel free to bring these items with you to camp.
We have laundry facilities on campus. You may use our facility to do your own washing or can visit a local laundromat.
NO VALUABLES TO CAMP
We urge staff not to bring valuables or much cash to camp. Please use travelers checks. We cannot be responsible for articles such as watches, cameras, or iPhones that are left in camp buildings. We have lock boxes and small safes in the office to store computers and other valuables.