CAMP FERN PACKING LIST

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Whether you’re coming to camp for the first time or returning as a seasoned parent, we want to provide you with the resources you need to ensure your camper has what they need for success at Fern. The Camp Fern packing list includes everything you need for a fun time with us! If you have any questions, please reach out and we’ll be happy to answer them as best we can.

  • What to Bring
  • Optional Equipment For All Sessions
  • What NOT to bring

What to Bring

Below is a list of required items needed for Camp. Please make sure that ALL items have both the first and last name of the camper inscribed on them.

10 changes of clothes - one-week session
14 changes of clothes – two-week and four-week sessions

Why?

We provide laundry services on Sundays, which means your campers need clothes to last them until they receive their clean laundry back.

1-Week

2-Week

4-Week

Item

1

2

2

Sets of single (twin) sheets*

1

2

2

Pillow Cases

1

1

1

Pillow

1

1

1

Blanket

1

2

2

Laundry Bag

3

6

6

Bath Towels & Washcloths

1

1

1

Drinking Cup/water bottle

1

1

1

Flashlight/headlamp

As Needed

As Needed

As Needed

Shampoo, Soap, Toothbrush, & Toothpaste

1

1

1

Shower caddie (for carrying items to & from shower)

1

1

1

Footlocker (Maximum Height 15")

 

 

 

Clothing

2

2

2

Bathing Suits***

2

3

3

Sleepwear (Girls)

As Needed

As Needed

As Needed

Socks and Underwear

2

4

4

Pair long pants for general activities and/or riding

Not Required

1

2

Sets white or khaki Shorts, white shirts for Sunday

1

1

1

Raincoat or Poncho

1

1

1

Sweater and Jacket

1 pair

1 pair

1 pair

Flip Flops and Aqua Socks

1 pair

1 pair

1 pair

Tennis Shoes - Broken In

1 pair

1 pair

1 pair

Hard Sole Shoes or Boots for Riding**

1 pair

1 pair

1 pair

Rubber boots for showering/rainy weather

*Campers subject to enuresis (bedwetting) should bring 4 sets of single (twin) sheets.

**FOR SAFETY, a leather shoe with heel is required for riding (roper or English boot)

Swimsuit guidelines***

Due to the athletic nature of the waterfront, one-piece swimsuits or swim shorts/shirts for girls are preferred. However, two-piece suits are allowed as long as they are modestly cut. Any camper or LIT not adequately covered will be asked to change.

Optional Equipment For All Sessions

Get Unplugged: In an effort to help our campers get the most from the camp experience, we feel it is important to provide an atmosphere where people at camp communicate face to face and where they do not communicate directly with others not at camp, where they respect the privacy of others (no digital picture-taking devices or videos with recording capabilities), where music they listen to is not offensive or damaging, and where gaming devices are not a part of their experience.

"boom box" or radio

hard hat for riding

bungee cords for box fan attachment

headphones

clip-on or box fan

iPod (no video, picture, or wifi capabilities)*

costumes

mattress pad

extension

musical instrument

extra white clothes for tie dye

playing cards

film

radio

film camera

sleeping bag

fishing equipment

stamps

hair dryer

tennis racket

*Radio, IPod, or MP3 player in which the only functions available are to listen to music or play videos provided all videos have been removed.

We do not allow music with offensive or damaging content. (It is the parents’ responsibility to screen campers music to make sure it is not brought to camp)

 

What NOT to bring

Anything Expensive

Glitter

Beverages

Glow Sticks

Bows & Arrows

Gum

Candy

Hand-held gaming devices

Cell Phones (Of Any Kind)

iPods with photo/video/wifi capabilities

Computers

Knives (unless approved & less than 3")

Confetti

Lighters

Digital Cameras

Matches

Firearms

Money

Fireworks

Silly String

Food