Essential Camp Needs........
Physical examination (signed in the last 12 months by a medical practitioner)
Proof of hepatitis B inoculation
Prescriptions and outside medical needs
Copy of your medical insurance
Smart outfit for banquet and days off
Toiletries (Towels and washcloths)
White shorts and shirt for Chapel Service
Plenty of socks and underwear
Rain coat and rain pants (IMPORTANT – camp activities still happen in the rain)
Bathing suit(s) Nylon is best
Shorts and t-shirts
Wool or wool blend sweater or fleece
Sandals, Water shoes, Tevas, or chacos
Sunscreen and sunglasses
Mosquito spray (bring what you are use to)
* Sun hat or bandana
* Water bottle
TAN or light brown SHORTS OR PANTS – this is part of our staff uniform on check in and check out days. A staff shirt will be provided for these days.
If you are a counselor you will be participating in an out of camp wilderness adventure trip so the following items are essential…..
Long johns (Polypropylene/thermal underwear, fleece or leggings will work)
Pack towel or small towel
Backpack (5000 cubic inches with internal frame and an adjustable hip strap)
Pack cover (to protect pack from rain and a heavy duty trash bag will also work well)
Compression sleeping bag (needs to be compressed so it fits into a hiking pack and rated 30 degrees or less)
Sleeping mat / thermarest (camp has several you can borrow)
Hiking boots (Must be sturdy, broken in, comfortable and with ankle support)
Wool/wool blend socks
* Mess kit (bowl with high sides that can be used as a cup as well)
* Wool hat
American staff - Pillow, sheets and blankets for cabin beds (Provided for all international staff.)
- Photocopy of your social security card for payroll
Photographs of family and friends
A flag of your home country to hang up in your cabin
Interesting souvenirs or articles from your home country or area of the USA to show campers and staff
Laptop (we have wireless capability in the main lodge and Trailside Lodge you can use)
Cell phone – to use on down time and away from campers
* Available in the camp store
There are no laundry facilities on camp property. Clothing for both warm and cold weather conditions is necessary since weather can, and often does, change quickly. Low temperatures can reach 10° C or 50° F with highs up to 32° C or 90° F.
HORSE BACK RIDERS
All equestrian staff and counseling staff interested in the equestrian or Wrangler cabins
- Ridning boots with a heel
- Jeans or breeches
- Riding helmet
(Riding helmets are provided for all riding staff)
All employees must wear clothing appropriate to their work assignment. Employees must be aware that their appearance directly affects the organization’s public image. Clothing with alcoholic /smoking/ distasteful messages are not allowed. Personal hygiene habits conducive to a person’s neat appearance are very important, as all employees are responsible for creating an acceptable and appropriate public image.
Many camping items can be purchased in traverse City. There are numerous camping supply stores and you will have several opportunities to make these purchases before you start the summer camping program.