What to Bring
Any personal effects that are brought to camp need to be in good working condition and are the responsibility of the camper. It is a good idea to label personal items with the camper’s name, especially clothing, towels, and washcloths. Camp Heritage cannot take responsibility for lost, stolen or broken items.
- Modest Everyday Clothes (8-9 outfits) – see Clothing Guidelines below for more information.
- Modest Dress Clothes (1-2 outfits) – for Friday evening program and Saturday church services
- Modest Swimsuit – one piece for girls, boxer-type for guys
- Long Pants/Jeans – required for horseback riding
- Light Jacket or Hoodie
- Rain Gear (optional)
- Close-toed shoes (i.e. tennis shoes) – required for some activities (i.e. horseback riding) and recommended for group games
- Sturdy Sandals/Shoes – for general camp activities
- Water Shoes (i.e. aqua socks) – for the water front
- Flip Flops – for the shower
- Sleeping Bag or Sheets/Blanket
- Beach Towel
- Insect repellent
- Lip Balm (with sunscreen)
- Camera – write camper name on disposable camera
- Laundry bag
- Letter Writing Materials/Stamps – for letters home
- Medications (if applicable)
- Small Bag/Shower Caddie – for trips to the bathhouse
- Store money – $20-$50 suggested
- Water bottle
- A good friend to share the fun
- Good attitude
Don’t buy a whole new wardrobe (or get an expensive hair treatment) before coming to camp. Camp life is more rugged than life at home. Having well-worn clothes and familiar possessions will help your camper to feel more comfortable in his/her new environment. This is especially important for first-time campers.
Camp Heritage values modesty and appropriateness. While it is difficult to state exactly what is and isn’t appropriate, we ask for your help in selecting appropriate clothing for your camper. These guidelines may be helpful in your selections:
Both Guys and Girls:
Shirt/Tank Top Shoulder Straps – two-finger width minimum
Shorts – Bermuda length (longer than camper’s middle finger with hands by side)
Underclothing (bras, underwear) – should not be visible
No inappropriate messages on clothing
Midriff and cleavage should be covered at all times
Modest, one piece swimsuit
When in doubt, leave it at home and no questions will be raised. Thanks for packing selectively. In the event of a dress code violation, the camper will simply be asked to change his/her clothing to something more suitable. Thanks so much for your help!
What Not to Bring
- Bad attitude
- Electronic devices – including but not limited to cell phones, Mp3 players, hand-held video games, 2-way radios, laptop/tablet computers, and DVD players. We like our campers to focus on building relationships with new friends rather than isolating themselves with music, games, or cell phone conversations.
- Jewelry – It is very easy for jewelry to break or get lost at camp. Dangling earrings, hoop earrings and necklaces can become hazards in several of camp’s activities
- Fireworks, matches, lighters, butane
- Junk food or candy
- Tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs
- Weapons of any kind (knives of any length, utility tools, chains, firearms, etc.)
- Clothing that doesn’t fit dress code
- Cultic items (i.e. tarot cards, Ouija boards, inappropriate books)
- Personal vehicles of any kind
- Any clothing or possession that promotes non-Christian values
- Valuables (i.e. expensive cameras) – Camp insurance policies do not cover loss of camper belongings.