Getting Ready For Camp
Check-in and Pick-up Times
NEW CHECK IN PROCEDURES. We open the cabins at 4:00 pm. But we will start checking in campers as early as 2:30 pm. If you check in early you will have to wait until 4:00 for all the campers to go to the cabins together. All campers should be checked in by 5:00 pm.
Here is how it is going to look:
- Luggage Drop-off We will take your luggage to your cabin for you this year!
- Check-in Head to Krowe Hall and go through the check-in tables. This is where we check your payments, check camp store money, take medications, and double check health information.
- Hang Out and Snack After you’re all checked in, you can go play around the pavilion area. Grab a (free) snack!
- Counselor Intro At 4:00 counselors will take campers to cabins. Listen for the Director’s announcement. We hope you take some time to meet your cabin’s counselors.
- Move-in Help your camper settle into their cabin.
- Big cheesy good-bye Extra points for using pet names.
- Peace Out Head home. Stop by the camp store on your way out.
Pick Up times:
1:30 pm on Friday is the pick up time for all week-long camps. We will have a short (goal is 30 minutes long) closing ceremony.
MINI CAMP pick up is Sunday July 2 at 10:30am
What to pack for camp:
Niki Gourley, one of the Associate Directors, has a quick video about how she packs her kids for camp.
Printable packing list
The video above recommends that you pack everything in a large plastic tub or a trunk. These tubs can hold a lot, clean up easily, and are reusable- that is why we recommend them. But this is NOT required. You can pack in a suitcase or duffel bag.
MEDICATION NOTES– Please do not pack any medicine(s) in your suitcase. Please pack all medications (prescriptions, over-the-counter and vitamins) in a plastic zip-top bag with your camper’s name printed on the outside. This bag will need to be turned in at check-in to our health care center.
Clothes- play clothes, write the name on everything. Playing outside means clothes might get dirty. Don’t pack your best clothes.
Shoes- Tennis shoes for ropes course. Sandals/water shoes for waterfront, a kind that does not fall off easily.
Bedding- Twin size sheets, pillow, light blanket. Or a sleeping bag on top of the bed will also work.
Towels- 1-2 bath towels and 1-2 beach/pool towels
Bathing suit- 1 is fine for most campers. 2 if doing a water based track (Sailing/True North Water). One piece only for the ladies.
Sunscreen, bug spray, water bottle.
Rain gear- just in case. A poncho or rain coat.
Campout- Either a sleeping bag or a camping hammock (before coming, please practice using and how to put them away). A backpack to bring items to the island.
Toiletries- Pack all toiletries in a bag or carrying caddy that can easily be taken to the bathroom and then back to the bunk. Soap, toothbrush/paste, shampoo, etc. Whatever your child usually uses to care for themselves.
Optional items- Camera, stamps/envelopes/paper for writing home, money for the camp store if it wasn’t added when registering.
THESE ITEMS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT CAMP: (Parents please make certain that your camper does not bring any of these items to camp)
- CD player
- Comic books
- Computer games
- Walkie talkies
- Cell phones
- Lap tops
- Chewing gum, candy and other snacks.
Possession of tobacco products, drugs, alcohol, or weapons is grounds for expulsion from the camp program.