What to Bring to Camp

Please send your children with the items on the list below so they are comfortable and safe at camp. Campers will get dirty and wet. This is part of the fun!

  • Backpack.
  • Appropriate shoes. Good footwear is important for our coastal camp as we are in and out of the water on most days. Children will not be allowed to go barefoot, even when on the beach and wading in the water. We recommend sturdy water shoes that stay on and can get dirty. Flip flops, crocs and rubber boots are not good options for most locations. The exceptions are that rubber boots work well in mud flats and sneakers are often best for days when we are away from the water. We will tell you more about each location when we send your schedule for the week. Please send a spare set of sneakers or other comfortable shoes for the parts of the days when we are out of the water.
  • Extra clothing. Even though it’s summer, it can be cool at the ocean’s edge. Please pack a sweatshirt. Because we often get wet and muddy, please pack a complete extra set of clothes for your child to change into.
  • Plastic bag for wet and muddy clothing and shoes.
  • Swim clothes (optional). This is not a swimming camp and campers are never allowed to go in water deeper than their waist. However, since it’s summer and we’re near the water a lot, campers are allowed to dunk and splash around. On hot summer days, some campers are more comfortable in swimming clothes or bathing suits. Since we have limited private areas for changing clothing, we request that campers wear the clothes they plan to get wet in. Then they only need to change once (into their dry clothes). Don’t forget sunscreen!
  • Rain coat.
  • Water bottle (full of water).
  • Snacks and lunch. Camp includes snack and lunch times. Please pack more food than you think your child will want, as we work up an appetite. We will let you know if other campers’ allergies require you to not pack certain items.
  • Sunscreen, hat and other sun protection. Please apply sunscreen to your child before camp starts each day.
  • Bug spray, if desired. Please apply before camp starts each day. We highly recommend that you do a thorough tick check every day after camp. Removing ticks promptly will often prevent disease. Remove the tick by grasping it with tweezers as close to the skin as possible and gently pulling until the tick is removed.
  • Please do not allow your child to bring toys or electronic devices to camp.