Summer Camp

Packing List

We recommend sending the following items with your camper packed in a sturdy backpack appropriate to your camper’s physical size. (Please no roller-backpacks as they do not travel well on our trails.) We also recommend labeling all items with your campers first and last name so they can easily be returned if they are misplaced.

Summer CampEvery Day (Monday – Friday)

  • Water bottle
  • Change of clothes (including socks)
  • Rain jacket
  • Hiking boots or athletic shoes that are ok to get dirty
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent spray (optional)
  • Large lunch that does not require refrigeration or a microwave for preparation, and necessary eating utensils.

As the weather in our region can be highly variable, it is important to send your camper to camp prepared for the current weather forecast.


Summer CampSwim Days (Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday)

All camps except our Preschool Naturalist program will enjoy a trip to Taughannock State Park at least two times during the week on one of our swim days. Please pack additional swim gear for these days including the following:

  • Swimsuit
  • Plastic or waterproof “swim” bag for wet items
  • Towel
  • Flips-flops for the beach area (optional)

A note on electronic devices

Please do not send with your campers hand-held gaming devices or cell phones. If you would prefer your camper to carry a cell phone for emergency purposes, please advise them before they attend camp that all phones must be stored in their backpack at all times during the camp day. Use of iPods or mp3 devices to listen to music during appropriate times at camp may be allowed on a case-by-case basis assuming it is not disruptive to the program or other participants.

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