What to Bring

It's for the Kids!

What to Bring

Pack everything your child may need for the week. Camp provides only the food and the fun! Please put your child’s name, in BOLD and CAPITOL letters…on everything! If you have any questions about the “what to bring” list, please let us know. If you do not have a specific item, please call the child life specialist and we will try to find one for your child to use!

  • 2 sets of sheets and 1 blanket (for twin bed) OR 1 sleeping bag
  • Pillow and pillow case
  • 8 pairs of shorts and shirts
  • 8 -10 pairs of underwear and socks
  • Pajamas
  • Bathing suit
  • Laundry bag
  • Tennis shoes (**2 pair if possible – must be closed heel and closed toe)
  • Rubber sandals or flip-flops (for swimming pool use only)
  • Towels (for shower and swimming pool)
  • Jeans or sweat pants (for horseback riding)
  • Flashlight
  • Self-care items (soap, shampoo, tooth brush, toothpaste, etc.)

**For safety reasons, campers are not allowed to wear open-toed shoes which means, no sandals and no flip-flops.

What Not to Bring

  • Cell phones/CD/IPODs: In order to encourage interaction with other campers and participation in camp activities, we ask that campers not bring these items to camp. Camp Esperanza will not be held responsible for any lost items. Campers are welcome to bring appropriate music they enjoy that can be played in their cabins on the cabin CD player.
  • Shaving cream & silly string: We realize that these items may be considered by some to be an important part of camp. However, to protect the property of our campers and Camp John Marc, we ask that shaving cream and Silly String not be brought to camp. (If you’re child needs these items to shave, they are allowed to bring these items.)
  • Valuables and nice clothes: Camp is full of fun and activities and can be very messy at times. Please do not send your campers with any valuables (Gameboys, jewelry, electronics, etc.) or with clothes that cannot get dirty. It is easy for campers to lose track of their belongings in the midst of fun and excitement. Counselors do their best to send campers home with what they brought to camp. However, it is essential to put your camper’s name on everything. Please understand that occasionally items do get lost.
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