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- Sleeping bag/blanket, sheets, pillow
- Laundry bag for dirty laundry
- Sneakers (2)
- Sweatshirt/fleece (2)
- T-shirts (8)
- Pants (2)
- Shorts (8)
- Underwear and socks (10)
- One-piece swimsuit (2)
- Pajamas (1)
- Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, brush, lotion, deodorant, washcloth, soap, shampoo)
- Shower and pool towels (2)
- Stationery, stamps, pen/pencil
- Appropriate reading material
- Bug spray (non-aerosol)
- Crossroads does not allow illegal substances.
- Please do not bring spray cans (roll-ons and liquids are preferred), fireworks, weapons, food, gum, or any personal electronics (including cell phones).
- We cannot be responsible for any personal electronics or valuable items, including money and jewelry.
- Please do not bring expensive new clothing items, such as sneakers. Camp is a rugged environment and items can get dirty or lost.
- Spaghetti-strap tanks, tight tops, and/or half shirts are considered inappropriate attire for camp.
We do not encourage visitation at any time during the sessions as the campers are busy with their own activities. The unannounced arrival of parents or visitors may cause unnecessary disruption such as homesickness or missed activities. Of course, if you believe it is absolutely necessary to make a visit, you must first call ahead and set up an appointment with the camp director. When you arrive, you must check in at the office. No camper will be allowed to leave camp or to be visited by anyone other than parents/legal guardians, unless written permission is granted and arrangements have been made with the director ahead of time.
Sometimes, campers who are away from home for the first time may feel homesick. Our staff makes every effort to make the transition from home to camp as easy as possible by encouraging participation in camp activities, supporting campers, and letter writing. In the event of prolonged or serious homesickness, our leadership staff will contact you.
Lost and Found
Two weeks after the end of each session, all abandoned articles will be donated to a charitable organization. We urge all parents to check through the Lost and Found before they leave camp. We cannot be responsible for articles left at camp. While packing for camp should be done by an adult (and packing to go home is supervised by staff), we recommend that you have your camper participate in this process so they are familiar with the items in their bag. This will help campers to identify their own clothing at camp. It is a reality that clothes can get lost or misplaced — please do not send any items to camp that you or your child consider to be favorites!