Packing List

The following is a suggested list and will help organize your camper. Nametags or a permanent black marker should be used to label every article of clothing and all other belongings for each camper. A list of your camper’s belongings should be taped to the lid of their trunk and we recommend that you AND your camper pack together so your child really knows what they have with them! Trunks are typically 32 x 18 x 13.5 inches.

All campers’ laundry is done on camp property by the cabin counselors. Laundry will be done once a week, but please still pack as if your child will need clothes for one and a half weeks. This helps account for rainy weather and excessive laundry days.

Waterproof shoes or rubber boots – 1 pair (rainy days can create lots of mud)
Warm jacket – 1
Sweatshirts/sweaters – 2
Raincoat/poncho – 1
Long pants – 3-4 pairs
Sneakers – 2 pairs (required – 1 smooth soled for tennis, 1 for other sports)
Cleated (plastic) sneaker – 1 pair (required)
Watershoes/sandals – 1 pair
Underwear – 12-14 pairs
Shorts – 6-8 pairs
T-shirts – 10-12 pairs (1-2 long sleeve)
Pajamas – 3-4 pairs
Athletic Socks – 12-15 pairs (2 pairs should be long socks to cover shins)
Hat or visor – 1
Day pack – 1
Swim Suits – 2 (girls are required to have a 1-piece suit for instruction and special events; they may bring an appropriate 2-piece suit for elective swimming or boating)
Shin guards – 1 pair (required – this is for safety)
Mouth guard – 1 (required – already formed and in container)
Sunglasses – 1 pair (inexpensive but UV blocking)

Bedding and Bath Supplies:
International Campers may request bedding (for an additional fee)
Remember NO aerosol cans
Blankets – 2
Or Comforter – 1
Sheets – 4 flat (or 2 fitted and 2 flat)
Pillow – 1
Pillow cases – 2
Mattress pad (optional) – 1
Towels – 4 (beach or bath)
Washcloths – 2
Mesh laundry bag – 1
Sleeping bag – 1 (with a “stuff bag” in order to carry it easily for overnights)
Flashlight – 1
Water bottle – 1
Toothbrush and tooth paste
Soap and soap dish
Insect repellent (deet free recommended, no aerosols allowed)
Biodegradable shampoo only
Bag or basket to carry bath supplies in (optional)
Nail file/clippers
Mouthwash (optional)
Writing Materials (paper, envelopes, stamps, pre address labels)
If your child wears glasses or contacts, we suggest they have an extra pair/set
We suggest you bring your own reading materials (we do have a small Camp Library)

Many of the consumable items listed here are for sale in the Camp Store. Also things like disposable
cameras, stationery/stamps and many Susquehannock “specialty” items including camp flashlights, water
bottles, beach towels, T-shirts, hats, sweatshirts/pants and pennants.

Sports Equipment:
If your child owns any of the following equipment, they may want to bring it to camp. If they do not, we have equipment for them to use. Personal equipment is stored in the cabin and only used when supervised by a staff member in the appropriate area.
Tennis racquet
Street/field hockey stick
Lacrosse stick
Hiking boots
Inline skates (and pads)
Bike helmet and pads (12 years and up)
Baseball/softball glove
Fishing gear

Click here for a printable version of the packing list.

Opening Day Guide

Opening Day Guide

Camp Arrival: Campers arrive Thursday, June 27, 2024
Campers are being asked to arrive based on the following age categories:
Junior Campers (11 years old AND younger) will arrive between 9:00-11:00 am
Intermediate Campers (12 and 13-year-olds) should arrive between 11:00 am-12:30 pm
Senior Campers (14 years AND older) should arrive between 1:00-2:30 pm

Camp Departure: Campers depart on Thursday, July 11, (2-week session) and Sunday August 11, (Full Season) from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

1. Before coming to camp, ensure all your registration requirements have been completed and uploaded into the Camper’s record. Let us know if you have any questions prior to arrival at camp. We will not allow any computer work or payments at camp this summer to minimize contact time at camp with large numbers of people. We also ask that the one family member getting out of the car with the camper wear a mask while checking in their camper.

2. Upon arrival at camp, you will be met at the crossroads (entrance to camp) by a staff member who will confirm that your paperwork has been completed in the system and that you have your completed “Pre-Camp Screening” sheet. They will then ask you and the camper four questions and take the campers temperature.
a. Do you feel healthy and free of any flu-like symptoms?
b. Have you had any recent loss of taste or smell?
c. Do you have any new rashes on your body?
d. Have you been around anyone in the last 14 days known to have had COVID-19?
Note: If the Camper has a temp of greater than 100 or has a ‘yes’ answer to any of these questions they will not be allowed to enter camp and we will discuss next steps with you and our medical staff.

3. Once allowed into camp, you will be directed where to go for the complete medical check-in with one of our Health Center staff. This will NOT be done in the health center. After completing your Health Center check-in, you will be directed to the check-in and Camper drop off location.

When you arrive at the Check in and Camp Drop Off location, you will be greeted by a camp staff member. The Camper and one adult will be allowed out of the car to unload and ensure everything is in order. It is here that you will say goodbye to your Camper and leave camp. A port-a-potty will be available at the drop off location for guest use.