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What to Bring to Girls Summer Camp

Important Items to Bring to Camp

The following list indicates a 2-week supply. Label all belongings with camper’s name to make it easier for us to reunite lost & misplaced items with their rightful owners!

  • 5-6 pair shorts
  • 2 pair jeans or long pants
  • 8-10 t-shirts / tanks
  • Long-sleeve shirt
  • 2 sweatshirts
  • 10+ pair underwear
  • 10+ pair socks
  • 2 pair pajamas
  • Raincoat or rain poncho
  • Hoodie or jacket
  • 2 pair athletic shoes
  • 2 swimsuits
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals or flip-flops
  • Shower shoes (flip-flops work well)
  • 1 pair water shoes (Crocs or flip-flops do not work well as water shoes as they tend to slip off during water activities)
  • Blanket and twin sheet set
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow 
  • 2 bath and face towels
  • 2 wash clothes
  • 2 beach towels
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Comb / brush
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Toiletry bag or tote
  • Laundry bag
  • Flashlight
  • Sunscreen (non-aerosol)
  • Bug repellent (non-aerosol only)
  • Hat
  • Writing materials
  • Envelopes and stamps
  • Camera
  • Books
  • Stuffed animals
  • Extra eye glasses / contacts

Optional Specialized Items

  • Riding boots or shoes with heels, approved riding helmet (for those selecting horseback riding)
  • Bicycle helmet (for those selecting biking)
  • Tennis racquet (for those selecting tennis)

Suggested Items for Camp

Label all belongings with camper’s name to make it easier for us to reunite lost & misplaced items with their rightful owners!

  • Games and activities
  • Fun and crazy clothing / accessories
  • Day pack / Carry bag
  • Music appropriate for Mass, reflections, dance, and more!

Unacceptable Items

Camp WeHaKee retains the right to remove from a camper’s possession, any items listed below to ensure a safe, healthy, & welcoming camp environment.

  • Aerosol bug spray or sunscreen
  • Electronic video games, other gaming players or devices
  • Hazardous sports equipment (archery items, knives, etc.)
  • Pets or animals
  • Personal electronics (No cell phones, video players, iPads / tablets, personal computers are allowed at any time! iPods are permissible on buses to / from camp as well as on a very limited basis at camp)
  • Vehicles (campers cannot have vehicles at camp)

Important Reminders About Food and Safety

A Word About Candy & Food at WeHaKee Camp for Girls

Please know that all campers have access to snacks and beverages each afternoon at the Snack Window at the Trading Post (at no extra charge). Fresh fruit is available and accessible all day in the camp dining hall. Dessert is served at lunch and dinner. With respect to increased food borne allergies, dietary concerns & sensitivities, WeHaKee reserves the right to remove / confiscate any food items that a camper may bring to or receive at camp. The presence of candy and other snacks creates challenges in maintaining a healthy, safe and sustainable environment for all of our campers & staff. Specifically…

  • Campers may bring (or have shipped) one snack / food item to share in their cabin during their session. For sharing purposes, it is suggested that 10 servings (preferably individually wrapped) be brought to allow sharing with all members of the cabin group. Food items in excess of the one permitted will be removed / confiscated.
  • All packages shipped to campers will be opened in the presence of camp staff. Again, any food items in excess of the one permitted will be removed / confiscated.
  • Items MUST BE peanut and tree-nut free! Confiscated items will be donated to a local food shelf.
  • Help us be environmentally conscious! Please avoid sending small wrapped candies such as Jolly Ranchers, Starburst, etc. as the wrappers often end up littering camp!

Suggested Care Package Items to Send to Your Camper

We encourage non-food items such as books and magazines, cabin party favors / decorations, dress-up clothes, games and puzzles, markers, crayons, pens, stuffed animals, posters, family photos, or other group novelty items that can be shared with all.

For The Safety of Everyone at WeHaKee Camp for Girls

Please understand that the USE, POSSESSION or KNOWLEDGE of the items listed below on camp grounds or during camp sponsored events, activities, or trips will be grounds for immediate removal from camp (at camper’s family’s expense).

  • Alcohol and Tobacco products
  • Drug Paraphernalia
  • Guns (real or fake)
  • Illegal Drugs, Narcotics, or Hallucinogenic items
  • Knives (including hunting & pocket knives)

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