What to Send With My Child to Camp?

What to Bring to Camp

Next month we’ll be starting the 2013 camp season!!! Hooray!  So you may be wondering, “What will I need to send my child to camp with?” Have no worries – here’s a quick rundown on what you need to know!

Stepping Stones: 
Parents of Stepping Stones Campers (2 ½ yrs – 4 yrs): please come to our Parent & Camper Orientation on Sunday, June 23rd with a labeled (name and group) zip-lock bag containing a complete change of clothing that includes shorts, shirts, socks, underwear, a hooded sweatshirt and labeled sunscreen.  Please provide your camper with aqua socks.  All items should be labeled with camper’s full name.  This will stay at camp as an extra change of clothing.

If your child is NOT starting camp on the first day of camp, June 24th, please call us a week prior to your child’s start date so we can arrange for a “Mini Orientation” with his or her Division Leader, Counselors and fellow campers!

Stepping Stones & Main Camp:
At our Parent/Camper Orientation on Sunday, June 23rd (or on the first day of camp), your child will receive a Hampton Country Day Camp backpack, which they will use daily to bring with them to and from home every day. Please send 2 bathing suits, and 1-2 towels in the backpack daily.

Additionally, please dress your child in comfortable clothing every day (shorts and a t-shirt are best). Campers MUST also wear socks and sneakers daily. On cool or wet days, send your child with a sweatshirt, light jacket or raincoat as the weather dictates. Oh, and be sure to label EVERYTHING your camper wears to camp!

Special Dress-up Days:
Keep an eye on the camp calendar for special dress-up days such as Pajama Day, Red White & Blue Day, Going Green Day…etc. just to name a few.  These are especially fun for our campers! (And if truth be told, for all of our staff too!)

Our campers will also receive a complimentary camp t-shirt on the 1st Spirit Day Break-out (which will be the 2nd Wednesday of camp). Campers should wear their camp t-shirt on every Wednesday thereafter for their Spirit Day activities.

Should you wish to order additional camp gear such as camp t-shirts or camp sweat shirts, please visit Hampton Country Day Camp’s Everything Camper website. We will also be stocking many of our smaller item Hamton Country Day Camp camp accessories at the Sag Harbor Variety Store for your convenience.

Finally, please DO NOT permit your child to bring any valuables to camp (jewelry, iPods, iPhones, cell phones, money, collectibles, etc.)

Important Dates to Remember:

  • Refer to THE SCOOP for this summer’s important dates & policies
  • Saturday, June 22nd from 9am – 9:45am ~ Parent Orientation for New Stepping Stones Parents (Parents Only Please)
  • Sunday, June 23rd ~ Parent/Camper Orientation (For Schedule & times, please check your email)

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