PACKING FOR CAMP

When packing for camp, please keep in mind that:

  • Bring only what you really need.
  • Be sure to mark ALL your belongings with your name.
  • If something has sentimental value to you - leave it at home!

MUSIC ITEMS

  • A folding music stand.  This is essential!
  • Music you want to work on at camp
  • ADDITIONAL ITEMS LISTED SPECIFICALLY FOR YOUR CAMP IN YOUR CAMP HANDBOOK.

BASIC ROOM ITEMS

  • Sheets for extra long twin bed
    If you can not find extra long sheets, you can use two standard twin flat sheets.
  • Blanket  (the rooms can be very chilly)
  • Pillow & Pillow Case
  • Bath Towel
  • Personal toiletries including shampoo & soap
  • Hand Towel/Washcloth
  • Small lamp or personal reading light
     If you want to be able to read, write, etc... especially after the room light has been turned out you'll need to bring your own.
  • Alarm Clock
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Sunscreen

ELECTRONICS

If you decide to bring personal electronic devices such as televisions, laptop computers, playstations, ipods, cameras, etc), please understand the following:

  • There is no place to secure them when not in use and when you are not in your room.
  • The rooms do not have safes and there is no lockable location for them to be kept.
  • These items are your responsibility. The camps are not responsible for damage, theft, or loss of any personal item.

FOOD ITEMS

You are permitted to bring snack items with you for your room, but we ask you to follow these guidelines:

  • Your roommates may have allergies to which you are unaware. Please bring only food items that are individually sealed & packaged, and consider bringing nut-free items.
  • There are no refrigerators. Anything you bring will need to be kept at room temp. 
  • Bring only what you really need.
  • Consider refillable water bottles rather then a case of water
  • You can not bring food from your room into the cafeteria.  It is against health regulations.

CLOTHING ITEMS

  • Casual clothes
  • Sports clothes
  • Sunday clothes (optional)
  • Swim suit
  • Tennis shoes
  • Sweater or sweatshirt (rehearsal rooms and dorms can get very chilly)
  • Hat or sunvisor
  • Sunglasses

*SAFETY NOTE - though flip flops may be comfortable summer footwear, they can often be dangerous. When the campus sidewalks get wet after our daily rainstorm they are extremely slick. There are also a lot of stairs in the buildings and on campus. Flip Flops easily get caught on the edge and suddenly you’re face planting into the stairs. We encourage you to consider bringing only footwear that won’t land you in the hospital!

PERFORMANCE CLOTHES

  • For Girls:  Black Skirt or Pants (skirt must be below the knee); Black Blouse; Black Shoes; Stockings
  • For Boys:  Black Trousers, White Dress Shirts (long sleeve); Long, Black Tie; Black Shoes; Black Socks.

MEDICATIONS

For the safety of all campers, no medications (prescription nor over-the-counter) may be kept in the dorm rooms.  All medications (excluding vitamins) must be given to the counselors on check-in day.  For more details about our medication policies, click here.

When Packing up medication to bring to camp, please:

  1. Pack up any medications in a large ziplock bag clearly marked with the students name,
  2. Include a sheet of the most current dosing information inside the bag as well. 
  3. Provide ample medication for the entire duration of camp
  4. Ensure that the medications have actually been given to the counselor on the first day of camp.

Don't forget to pick up your left-over medications on check-out day!