What to Bring to Camp

For more info, reference your welcome packet
 
 

 

Absolutely bring:

  • Bible, pen/pencil, notebook

  • Swimsuit – one piece suits and/or tankinis acceptable

  • Clothes – shorts, shirts, jeans, sweatshirt, rain clothes  (no shorty-shorts, straps on tops must have at least two-inch width, all tops must cover mid-section)

  • Pajamas and underclothes

  • Two pairs of shoes – tennis shoes, sandals and/or old shoes

  • Towel, washcloth, hygiene items (soap, shampoo, toothbrush and paste, deodorant, etc.)

  • Sleeping bag OR sheets and blanket, pillow

  • Sunscreen, bug spray and flashlight

  • String bag or backpack to carry items around in during day

 

Bring only if you want:

  • Camera (with label), books, musical instruments

  • Envelopes & stamps so you can write home to tell everyone how much fun you’re having!

 

Please leave at home:

  • Cell phones

  • iPods, iPads, and MP3 players

  • Valuable jewelry/keepsakes

  • Food (not allowed in cabins!)

  • Personal video gaming systems

Our policy is to have our campers leave these items at home.  There are a number of reasons why this is SO important!

  • We want to maximize the opportunity to have this week at camp set apart from a camper’s normal daily routine.  This is a chance for our campers to engage in a powerful Christian community, free of the distraction and stimulation of electronics.  We see how this benefits the campers every year and feel strongly it must remain absent from the camp experience.

  • Electronics tend to be expensive and can easily be lost, even stolen, at camp.  If your camper brings a cell phone to camp, we will keep it securely in the camp office during the week and return it following the closing program.

 

Specific Programs

 

Ranch Camp - in addition to the list above, please bring the following:

  • Lots of jeans – all the time spent on horses will require jeans

  • Boots with a one inch or more heel

  • Helmet, if you prefer your own – we will provide required riding helmets for everyone

  • We get dirty and sometimes wet, so extras of both clothing and shoes are a great idea!

 

VERY IMPORTANT:  Ranch campers will no longer be allowed to wear flat-soled shoes (skater shoes, Chucks, etc.) for riding.  These shoes do not provide adequate foot protection and feet slide through the stirrups.  Western riding boots work best but inexpensive tennis shoes with a thicker sole and plenty of grip work fine as well.

 

Adventure Camp - in addition to the list above, the following are ‘must-haves’:

Juniors and Intermediate

  • Sleeping bag

  • Water bottle that doesn’t leak (available in the camp store)

  • Sandals with full, secure straps that are able to get wet/muddy (ex. Chaco-type, Tevas-type)

  • Rain jacket

  • Flashlight or headlamp

  • Backpack or daypack to carry items for hiking, showering

 

High Adventure – you will receive a separate letter and packing list!

 

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3001 Riverside Rd.

Story City, IA 50248

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