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Packing Guidelines

Your camper is going to have a blast at camp! A great idea while packing is to ask yourself, “Would my child be allowed to bring this to school?” If the answer is no, then it’s probably not suitable for camp either. At the beginning of the week, we will ask the campers if they have packed any of these items. If they have, we will gather the items and store them in a safe place during the week. The items will be returned to them at the end of the session.

Packing List

You may pack all camper items in a suitcase, trunk, large container, or duffle bag.

  • Water bottle

  • Medication in the original container (Do not pack! It will be turned in at check-in.)

  • Bible, pen and notebook

  • Flashlight

  • Laundry bag

  • Laundry detergent

  • Plastic trash bag (for wet items)

  • Toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothbrush, etc.)

  • Sunscreen

  • Stationary, stamps and envelopes

  • Insect repellant

  • Camera (excluding phone cameras)

  • Waterproof watch

  • Twin size sheets or sleeping bag

  • Blanket

  • Pillow

  • Beach towel

  • Bath towel

  • T-shirts (modest, loose-fitting)

  • Shorts (5” inseam)

  • Tennis shoes

  • Sandals

  • Water shoes (optional)

  • Swimsuit (modest, one-piece)

  • Rain jacket

  • Cell phone and charger (you will only be allowed to use your phone on the weekends)

Things that aren't required, but campers recommend bringing

  • Purse/small bag (we will go on weekend trips)

  • A few nice outfits for weekend trips (cute shirt, jeans, skirt)

  • Snacks (trail mix, granola bars, etc.)

  • Hammock

  • Running shoes

  • Shower basket/shower shoes

  • Chacos

  • Backpack

  • Blankets

  • Swim shorts (campers are not required to wear swim shorts, but most of our summer staff wear them)

  • Sweatpants

  • Light jacket or sweatshirt

  • Hat and sunglasses

  • Extra spending money

What not to bring

  • Clothing supporting beer/alcohol companies

  • Spaghetti straps

  • Tight tank tops

  • Crop tops

  • Two-piece swimsuits

  • Cut-off t-shirts

  • Spandex or yoga pants (acceptable to wear under shorts)

  • Weapons (guns, firearms or knives)

  • Fireworks

  • Tobacco, drugs or alcohol

  • Sports equipment (skateboards, bikes, paintball/air soft guns, etc.)

  • Pets

  • Body Piercings

Dress code

Our goal in developing a dress standard is to be both modest and practical. However, dress standards can often be a source of tension, especially among girl campers. In today’s society, the “less is more” mentality is displayed through low cut jeans and shorts, tight or revealing tops and short shorts. Please understand that Woodlands is committed to protecting the innocence of your child while they are in our care. With this in mind, we will ask campers who are inappropriately dressed (wearing articles of clothing not consistent with Woodlands’ dress standard) to change. We appreciate your sensitivity to this subject matter, as it is our goal to create an impactful, unforgettable camp environment that is free from distractions.

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