Parent and Camper Guide
Things to bring and know
Having the right clothing, food products, gear and hat are all fundamental requirements for safety and a great Day Camp experience! Cubs who are not dressed appropriately will come visit us at the Admin Canopy until proper clothing has been obtained.
Rest and Fuel
Please make sure your Cub has had a good meal prior to attending camp each day. Cubs will also need a good night’s sleep to keep up with all the fun adventures of each day at camp.
What to bring
If needed or desired, cloth mask, surgical mask, or gaiter. Should fit properly.
Sturdy shoes or hiking boots must be worn while at camp. ABSOLUTELY NO open-toed OR open-heeled shoes or sandals. Crocs do NOT count as closed toed/heeled.
All participants are recommended to bring a hat that covers the entire head.
Food, gear, and other stuff
Sack Lunches/Dinners are needed every day. Please send the lunches in a plastic Ziploc-type bag with the Camper’s name on it. Groups who provide coolers may use ice or ice packs, which will melt in the morning. Without a Ziploc-type bag the lunches can become a soggy mess! Peanut allergies – A Scout is Kind/Helpful/Courteous. While we cannot certify a nut free camp, please mark your Camper’s lunch if it contains peanut products or notify your Cub’s Den Leader.
A water bottle will be provided by the camp. There are faucets available for refills. We end up with a collection each year, and many never make it back. Please leave all personal water bottles at home.
Prepare for the weather
It’s the Pacific Northwest, so the weather doesn’t cooperate. Be aware of the weather forecast, and plan accordingly. Layers work best for cool mornings, warm afternoons, and cool evenings. Be prepared!
Bugs, sun, and medications
Den Leaders and other adult volunteers cannot apply cream sunscreens. That said, Campers should have sunscreen and insect repellent applied prior to coming to camp.
Medications that need to be brought to camp MUST come to camp in the original prescription bottle prescribed by the medical physician. Any over-the-counter medication being brought to camp MUST be in the original bottle labeled with the Camper’s name. Special instructions must accompany all medications and be signed by the parent/legal guardian. These medications will be held and distributed (at prescribed times) by the camp’s medical personnel. The Camp medical officer, as per National guidelines, MUST collect all youth medications.
PLEASE LABEL ALL ITEMS COMING FROM HOME. WE WOULD LIKE THEM TO MAKE IT BACK.
WHAT “NOT” TO BRING
- mobile phones
- electronic toys
- fire starters
- knives or other weapons