What to Bring

The majority of your or your child's time will be spent outside, so old comfortable clothing is recommended (please do not send new of favorite items). Please be aware of the weather forecast and pack accordingly. We hold programs outdoors during all seasons and all types of weather, including rain and snow.

Clothes for All Seasons:
[ ] Shirts (long and short sleeve)
[ ] Sweater or Sweatshirt
[ ] Jacket
[ ] Pants
[ ] Shorts (if warm enough)
[ ] Socks
[ ] Underwear
[ ] Pajamas
[ ] Rain Poncho or Rain Coat
[ ] 2 pairs of Shoes (sturdy, closed-toe)
[ ] Waterproof mud boots

Sleeping Gear and Toiletries:
[ ] Pillow
[ ] Sleeping Bag
[ ] Comb or Brush
[ ] Deodorant
[ ] Hair Ties
[ ] Shampoo
[ ] Soap
[ ] Toothbrush and Toothpaste
[ ] Towel and Washcloth

Additional Items for Winter Programs:
[ ] Winter Boots (with liners)
[ ] Wool Socks (at least 2 pair)
[ ] Clean shoes or slippers for indoors
[ ] Long Underwear (top and bottom)
[ ] Mittens (2 pair)
[ ] Scarf
[ ] Snowsuit or snow pants
[ ] Stocking Cap (not earmuffs)
[ ] Sweater, Turtleneck, or Vest
[ ] Winter Coat or Parka

Remember: In wintertime, wool or fleece is best! Layers of clothing will keep you warmer. Wet cotton clothes will make you cold.

Personal Items:
[ ] Water Bottle
[ ] Sunscreen
[ ] Day Pack or Waist Pack
[ ] Hat
[ ] Travel/Coffee Mug (Adults Only)

Optional Items:
[ ] Binoculars
[ ] Disposable Camera
[ ] Flashlight
[ ] Insect Repellant (Non-aerosol)
[ ] Laundry Bag (recommended)
[ ] Sunglasses
[ ] Journal, Pencils
[ ] Book to read

Please Leave At Home:

  • CELL PHONES
  • Candy, Food, Gum, Pop, Snacks
  • CD/MP3 Players
  • Curling Irons and Hair Dryers
  • Electronic Games
  • Firewords
  • Knives (including pocket knives)
  • Anything considered a weapon
  • Pets
  • Radios
  • TVs
  • Anything else not allowed at school

Packing: Students will carry luggage from the drop-off point to their cabins. Please pack in something easy to carry - such as a backpack, duffel bag with shoulder strap, or luggage with wheels.

Please be sure that ALL belongings have your or your child's name or initials on them, so we can return them if they are lost and found.

YMCA Camp St. Croix is not responsible for lost or stolen items.