Each camper will have a 30” x 30” x 12” deep drawer under his/her bunk in which to store all personal belongings. Toiletries will be stored in drawers or on shelves in the bathroom. Shoes will be stored outside on a shoe rack. Please pack camp items in the following:
1. A collapsible duffel bag (clearly marked with first and last name). Please no trunks or suitcases. The largest duffel we can accommodate is 40” x 18” x 15”. Please do not exceed this. This bag will be stored in the luggage compartment on the bus and then in a closet in or near camper cabins.
2. A laundry bag (clearly marked with first and last name). Linens and pillows can be packed separately in one of the two laundry bags. This bag will be stored in the luggage compartment on the bus.
3. A carry-on style bag/backpack (clearly marked with first and last name). Campers can keep this bag handy on the bus and then in their cabins.
Theme events during evening program are a great chance to dress in costume, play games and have a blast all summer long! Here’s the scoop on this summer’s themes in case your camper wants to come prepared. Costumes are definitely not a requirement, just part of the Lonehollow fun! The best ones are usually homemade!
To help you solve the Jenga puzzle of packing for camp, our packing experts suggest the following:
• Don’t worry about sending matching outfits. Clothes will get shuffled around and campers will wear what is conveniently placed, matching or not.
• Put toiletries in a small bag to keep them together.
• Bring a small shower caddy to use when transporting soap, shampoo, etc. to and from the shower as these items cannot be stored in the shower itself.
• Put socks and underwear in large Ziploc bags; they will be easier and faster to find.
• Only bring comfortable walking shoes. There is a lot of walking, much of it on rocky terrain.
• Roll t-shirts for easier packing and identifying.
• Don’t buy a bunch of new clothes to bring. The tried and true comfortable favorites get worn most.
• Be sure to wash all clothes before packing them. If not, you will probably end up with pink underwear after your stuff goes to the laundry.
• Pack sheets on the top or separately in a laundry bag so making the bed is easy upon arrival.
• Bring a small bag or storage container to keep books, writing utensils, paper, etc. in when it is stored in the drawer under camper bed.
• Pre-address and stamp envelopes. (This will greatly improve your chances of receiving a letter!)
• Let your camper know where everything is packed in their duffel bag (A lot of times side pockets don’t get unpacked because they don’t realize anything is in there.)