Riverside Summer Camp 2017 Theme is: Rooted!

What to Bring

Don't Forget

  • BIBLE, pencil or pen, notebook
  • Swimsuit (Girls - One piece preferred, a very modest two piece accepted. No strings or bikinis.)
  • Jeans, shorts, warm clothes, jacket, sweatshirt, rain clothes. (Girls - Please no spaghetti strap tanks, midriffs must be covered, no "short shorts" please.)
    (Guys - please no tight A-neck shirts)
  • Pajamas, underclothes
  • Tennis shoes, sandals or old shoes (2 pairs)
  • Towel, washcloth, soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste
  • Sleeping bag or sheets & blankets, pillow
  • Sunscreen, mosquito repellent, flashlight


  • Camera (labeled disposable suggested - also available in the Camp Store), books, musical instruments
  • Camp Store spending money ($10-$50 is common)
  • Envelopes, stamps (You know, to let your family know how much fun you're having!)

Please Leave at Home

  • Cell Phones
  • iPOD, CD and MP3 players and radios
  • Expensive jewelry and keepsakes
  • Food (not allowed in cabins)
  • Phone cards
  • Personal Video Game Systems

Reasons Why We Ask That Cell Phones and iPods Stay at Home

Camp is a great time to be set apart from our daily routine and be a part of a powerful Christian community. To help your camper engage fully in this community, we ask that you would refrain from sending along iPods, Cell Phones, etc. EVERY YEAR we see how this so greatly benefits our campers. These are expensive items that can be easily lost at camp or even stolen. (If your camper does bring a cell phone etc. to camp we will keep it in the camp office during the week and return it before closing program.) Each cabin has its own alarm clock, so a cell phone is not needed for that purpose.

Specific Programs

Ranch Camp

In addition to the lists above please remember the following:

  • Jeans! There will be times when shorts are fine, however, all time spent with horses will require jeans.
  • We get DIRTY, extra clothes are a great deal!
  • Ranch Campers will no longer be allowed to wear flat soled shoes for riding. They are not a safe riding footwear. Feet slide through the stirrups.
  • Western riding boots are best, but even an inexpensive tennis shoe with a sole that has grip and a slight heel is fine.
  • Sometimes it rains! An extra pair could be mighty helpful!
  • We will provide the required riding helmets for everyone. You may bring your own helmet if you prefer.

Adventure Camp

Click the button to the left that corresponds to your adventure camp to find out details on what to bring for adventure camp!