What to Pack
It's time to get ready for camp, and that means packing up everything you need to have a fun and safe time at LCCC. When it comes to packing, here are some simple tips:
- Label everything! Shorts, sweatshirts, water bottles, toiletries, towels, sleeping bags...label it all!
- Don't send your best stuff. Fancy new things quickly become old and used at camp. Rest assured that most everything you send to camp will come home with a fresh coat of dirt!
- Your camper will be doing lots of adventure activities where short or revealing clothing won't be appropriate. We ask that you leave things like short shorts, spaghetti strapped tops, two piece bathing suits, speedos, or other tight or revealing clothing at home.
- It might be summer camp, but it gets chilly here, especially at night. Make sure you pack some warm clothes.
- We only do laundry for two week sessions (Classic Camp Sessions 3 and 4) so pack accordingly!
Okay - major tips aside, let's get down to the nitty-gritty:
- Any necessary medications in their original bottles. This includes over the counter medications as well. Inhalers must be in their box with a current prescription attached, and should be listed on the camper medical form.
- Sleeping bag or bedroll - a sleeping bag is necessary for Next Level and two week sessions.
- Pillow and pillowcase
- Two towels - one beach, one bath
- Two pairs of old shoes/sneakers - at least one pair needs to be solid tie shoes
- River/creek shoes or old sneakers that you don't mind getting wet and muddy
- T-shirts to last the week, and at least one sweatshirt
- Shorts that are fingertip length (you don't want to try to wear a harness with too-short shorts, believe us)
- Two pairs of jeans or long pants
- Plenty of socks & underwear
- A warm jacket
- Rain gear - a poncho or a jacket
- Swimsuit (no speedos or bikini's, one piece bathing suits are preferred but modest two pieces are acceptable)
- Shower shoes/flip flops
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- Water bottle
- Bug spray & sunscreen
- Bible, notebook, & pen or pencil (any translation of the Bible is fine; we most commonly use the 1984 NIV)
- Stationary & stamps
- Caving clothes - if your camper opts to go caving, they MUST have long pants, a long sleeved shirt and old shoes. These clothes will get completely covered in mud.
- Laundry bag for those really dirty clothes - a trash bag will work!
- Camera - digital cameras are fine, please make sure they are well marked with your camper's name
- A tub, suitcase or trunk for your belongings.
- Classic Camp and Little Lig campers will want to bring a caddy for their toiletries. There are cubbyholes in the bathhouses to keep them. For girls, the cubbyholes are 8 ¼” high, 11 ¼” wide, 5 ½” deep. For boys they are 8” high, 11” wide, 6” deep. Next Level campers have a bathroom in each room, and don't have cubbyholes.
Don't Bring This:
- Cell phones
- mp3 players
- Electronic games
- Peanut or nut products
- Candy, gum, soda or any other food product (they're not allowed in the cabins but can be sent as a care package)
- Knives of any kind/size or any other weapon