What to Bring to Camp

Below is a recommended packing list. These items are not required, and you are welcome to modify the list based on unique camper needs and session type.

Camp can get messy, so leave your child’s best clothing at home. Pack clothes that can get muddy, dirty, wet, sandy, torn, grass-stained, etc., and label ALL items with your child’s full name.

Although we will assist campers in managing their belongings, YMCA Camp Ihduhapi is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.

The List

  • Water bottle
  • 1 blanket or sleeping bag (preferred)
  • sheet for bunk mattress
  • 1 pillow and pillowcase
  • 2 pair shoes* (one pair that will get wet)
  • 1-2 pajamas
  • 5-6 underwear
  • 2 pants
  • 5-6 shirts (1 long-sleeved)
  • 2-4 shorts
  • 2 towels
  • 1-2 swimsuits
  • Lanyard (returning campers)
  • Jacket or heavy sweater
  • Raincoat and rain pants
  • Comb, toothbrush, toothpaste
  • Soap in a travel box or body wash
  • Flashlight with batteries
  • Stationary, envelopes, stamps, pen
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Sunblock
  • lightweight, day-use backpack

Optional items:

  • Camera
  • Book
  • Cards

What Not to Bring to Camp

The following items should not be brought to camp. If they are found, they will be confiscated and returned at the end of the session.

  • Cell Phones
  • TVs, Radios, Handhelds
  • CD players, iPods, MP3 players
  • Video Games
  • Computer Games
  • DVD Players
  • Food (this includes gum)**
  • Pocket knives

*KEENS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE FOOTWEAR AT HORSES. Please provide a closed toe shoe (tennis), or boots for your camper if they are in the Horse Program.

*Flip-flop sandals are to be used for showers only, not activities*

**Food, soft drinks, candy—please do not bring or send in the mail. This policy exists as a way of discouraging rodents and insects from moving into the cabins, as well as to create an equitable camp experience for all campers. Any packages containing food will be held in the main office.

Prohibited Items

The following items will be confiscated, and parents and authorities will be contacted to remove their child from camp. No fee adjustment or refund will be given for violation.

  • Firearms or weapons
  • Drugs or alcohol
  • Fireworks
  • Any tobacco products