CAMPER PACKING LIST

WHAT TO BRING TO CAMP

___ Bedding (either a sleeping bag/pillow; or sheets, pillow, and blanket)

___ Flashlight with fresh batteries

___ Bible, notebook, pen/pencil

___ Water bottle (dehydration prevention; 20 oz w/ top works well - purchase with water and reuse)sport

___ Rain gear

___ Warm sweater or jacket

___ Long pants (at least one pair of jeans; helps protect against poison ivy on a few specific hikes)

___ Swimsuit and extra towel

___ Toilet articles (soap, towels, and anything else needed to remain healthy, & socially acceptable)

___ Shorts, shirts, informal summer wear

___ At least two pairs of shoes / athletic footwear for hiking, casual wear, including socks (they get wet and cause blisters on feet)

___ River shoes, water shoes, or old tennis shoes for tubing, canoeing, river hikes, etc.  (these shoes need to offer some foot protection, and therefore should be more substantial than flip-flops / shower shoes)

___ Underwear

___ Clothing bag for dirty clothes

___ Bug repellent (avoid aerosol, which can be a safety issue)

___ Spending money for store snacks and MISSION OFFERING

___ Camera - digital / traditional - (optional) to share special moments with friends, family, and camp


 

ADDITIONAL ITEMS FOR OUTPOST CAMPERS

Campers registering for an outpost camp (Junior Explorers, Middle High Outpost [Caving], Senior High Adventure) should also bring the following:

___ Sleeping bag for bedding with pillow

___ Bed padding (foam, thermarest, etc. / for sanitation reasons, camp no longer provides

      sleeping pads at A-frames)

___ Mess kit with cup and utensils (devise a way to identify)

___ Water bottle (very important for outpost and trips)

___ Daypack and/or backpack can be helpful

 

ADDITIONAL ITEMS FOR OUTPOST/CAVING CAMPERS

___ One pair old clothes for cave trip; Mom may not want to see these again. (long jeans, long

     sleeve shirt)

___ Outpost and/or work campers may receive additional information from respective program

     directors prior to camp.


 

COMMUNICATIONS

LETTERS:

For letters to campers, please use:

[Campers Name]

Johns River Valley Camp

6211 Hwy 90

Collettsville, NC 28611

 

CALLS:

Campers should not receive or make calls except in cases of emergency. We have generally found that phone calls make dealing with homesickness more difficult. If you receive a communication of concern from your child, please first contact the director to formulate a team strategy.

 

Johns River Valley Camp

6211 Hwy 90
Collettsville, NC 28611 

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