ACTIVITIES & PROGRAM
CHECKLIST & REMINDERS
FIRST TIME CAMPER GUIDE
health and welfare
LIFE AT CAMP
packing for camp
policies and procedures
travel & lodging
Each camper will have a 30” x 30” x 12” deep drawer under his/her bunk in which to store all personal belongings. Toiletries will be stored in drawers or on shelves in the bathroom. Shoes will be stored outside on a shoe rack. Please pack camp items in the following:
1. A collapsible duffel bag (clearly marked with first and last name). No trunks or suitcases. The largest duffel we can accommodate is 40” x 18” x 15”. Please do not exceed this size. This bag will be stored in the luggage compartment on the bus and then in a closet in or near camper cabins.
2. A laundry bag (clearly marked with first and last name). Linens and pillows can be packed separately in one of the two required laundry bags. This bag will be stored in the luggage compartment on the bus.
3. A carry-on style bag/backpack (clearly marked with first and last name). Campers can keep this bag handy on the bus and take it with them to their cabins.
Theme events during evening program are a great chance to dress in costume, play games and have a blast all summer long! Here’s the scoop on this summer’s themes in case your camper wants to come prepared. Costumes are definitely not a requirement, just part of the Lonehollow fun! The best ones are usually homemade!
2019 Theme Nights will be announced later this fall!
To help you solve the Jenga puzzle of packing for camp, our packing experts suggest the following:
• Don’t worry about sending matching outfits. Clothes will get shuffled around, and campers will wear what is conveniently placed, matching or not.
• Put toiletries in a small bag to keep them together.
• Bring a small shower caddy to use when transporting soap, shampoo, etc. to and from the shower as these items cannot be stored in the shower itself.
• Put socks and underwear in large Ziploc bags; they will be easier and faster to find.
• Only bring comfortable walking shoes. There is a lot of walking, much of it on rocky terrain.
• Roll t-shirts for easier packing and identifying.
• Don’t buy a bunch of new clothes to bring. The tried and true comfortable favorites get worn most.
• Be sure to wash all clothes before packing them. If not, you will probably end up with pink underwear after your stuff goes to the laundry.
• Pack sheets on the top or separately in a laundry bag so making the bed is easy upon arrival.
• Bring a small bag or storage container to keep books, writing utensils, paper, etc. in when it is stored in the drawer under camper bed.
• Pre-address and stamp envelopes. (This will greatly improve your chances of receiving a letter!)
• Let your camper know where everything is packed in their duffel bag (A lot of times side pockets don’t get unpacked because they don’t realize anything is in there.)
Having fun can mean getting a little messy. Each camper will have his/her laundry washed and dried once per week. The cost is $17 per laundry bag and will be charged automatically to your camper’s camp store account. The laundry service picks up bags once each week and returns them a few days later. It is important for each and every article of clothing (including EACH sock) to be labeled clearly with your camper’s first and last names. TWO LAUNDRY BAGS ARE REQUIRED as campers will send out their laundry on Thursday and it will not come back until Monday. Laundry bags should also be clearly marked on the outside with camper’s full name. Lonehollow is not responsible for damage or loss, so please do not pack expensive or delicate clothing.