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Packing and Preparing

  • Pack with your camper so that they know what’s in their suitcase.

  • Send comfortable clothes that can get dirty.

  • Be sure to pack extra clothes and shoes as campers will be in and out of the creek every day as well as hike through the creek to the clay wall.

  • Send a bag for dirty laundry in the suitcase and explain its purpose.

  • Write your camper’s name on the tags of items with a laundry marker.

  • Packs lots of socks and encourage them to wear them with all shoes to reduce toe injuries.

  • Please do not bring any valuables that could be lost or damaged. We can’t guarantee they’ll find their way home!



  • Older clothes Swimsuit (one piece)

  • Athletic shoes (be sure to pack an extra pair!)

  • Bible

  • Towels

  • Flip flops or sandals for pool/creek/shower

  • Pillow and sleeping bag or twin bedding

  • Hat/sunglasses

  • Bathroom toiletries

  • Sunscreen

  • Small bag

  • Bug Spray

  • Water Bottle

  • Rain Jacket

  • Flashlight *For Great Outdoors, be sure to pack sleeping bag due to the overnight trip! If you do not have one, contact the office and we can help provide one



  • Weapons/knives/fireworks                 

  • Money/Valuables                    

  • Video games

  • iPods/music players                           

  • Snacks/candy/gum                  

  • Alcohol/drugs/tobacco

  • Tablets/computers/cell phones

  • Fans (all cabins have A/C and fans use LOTS of electricity!)                           

  • Peanut/tree nut products (we are a nut free facility!)



Alcohol, tobacco products, or illegal drugs are not allowed or tolerated at any time. If your camper does not abide by this rule, you will be called to pick them up. A random search of possessions may be done if the Director and Dean feel it is necessary.



  • Socks should be worn with all shoes

  • Shorts should extend past the camper’s fingertips with arms by their side.

  • Sleeveless shirts may be worn as long as the strap is wider than 3 of the camper’s fingers and does not have large arm holes

  • Midriffs must be covered

  • Underwear must be covered

  • One-piece swimsuits are required

  • Clothing with slogans promoting alcohol, sex, tobacco, drugs, profanity, or death themes are not permitted



All medication, whether prescription or over the counter, is handled by Aldersgate's summer healthcare team. They will be present at Check-in to log medication, store it, and to see that your camper receives the correct amount at the proper intervals. Medication must be in its original container and prescriptions must have the name of the child. Please only send the amount of medication they will need during their camp. You’ll receive a form to fill out prior to camp. Please bring this with you for check-in.



There is no need for your camper to bring money to camp. Snacks will be provided daily as a part of the camper fees. Campers will receive a camp t-shirt. Merchandise will be for sale the day of check- in and the day of check-out. Due to COVID this may look different this summer.

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