What to Bring to Camp

If you have already signed up for a summer camp, you will be receiving an email from Timberline informing you what to bring along. In case you miss the email, or want to know ahead of time, this page also provides that information.

What should campers bring?

Here’s what you should bring with you to camp. Please label all items with your name, and ensure you are prepared for both warm and cool temperatures.

  • sleeping bag
  • pyjamas
  • pillow
  • bag for wet clothes or dirty shoes
  • rain gear (jacket and boots)
  • long pants and closed-toe shoes for horseback riding
  • everyday dry shoes (runners)
  • hiking shoes or good runners
  • clothing (four to five sets)
  • dress clothes for banquet (something nicer, that you haven’t worn all week)
  • bathing suit and swimming towel
  • hat (protection from sun)
  • hand towel and face cloth
  • soap, toothbrush/paste, shampoo, comb, etc.
  • towel
  • sunscreen
  • insect repellent (non-aerosol)
  • water bottle
  • Bible – if you have one
  • flashlight – optional
  • non-digital camera – optional (inexpensive or one-use)
What should campers NOT bring?

We ask that parents make sure the following items are not brought to camp with your camper. Each year there are at least a couple of campers who choose to bring cellphones, MP3 players or expensive cameras and, inevitably, at the end of the week they are not able to find them.

Please understand that many of these things are for the safety of all campers, and that items with value can get lost or stolen. We will ask campers to hand in any of the following items if they bring them, and we will return them at the end of the week (assuming they are legal items for the camper to have):

  • money
  • electronic devices (cellphones, iPods, radios, MP3 players, handheld game systems, etc.)
  • digital cameras or video devices
  • indecent or revealing clothing or bikinis (modest two-piece is ok)
  • skateboards or bikes
  • knives
  • guns
  • gum
  • extra food or candy (since many people have serious food allergies)
  • cigarettes, drugs or alcohol (smoking is not permitted at summer camp)