Please print this PACKING LIST for your reference.
Trunk, Duffle, or Suitcase?
Campers unpack most of their belongings onto shelves we call “cubbies”. What their belongings are packed in doesn’t matter unless they are flying to camp or the luggage is being shipped. If you need to purchase baggage for your child, we recommend a trunk or duffle bag. Airlines will accept a trunk as part of regular baggage. If your camper’s baggage is not accompanying him/her to camp, please ship it by UPS two weeks in advance.
Packing for Sunday Service
As you read through the Packing List, you will notice “one white outfit for Sunday Service”. On Sundays, we close our day with a non-sectarian service that is God centered where we encourage camper and staff involvement. It is a tradition at Gwynn Valley to wear casual white clothes to the Sunday Service. A simple white t-shirt with shorts is appropriate. There is no Sunday Service during E Session.
Packing for Tajar Ball
The Tajar is a mythical creature that lives here at Gwynn Valley. He is part Tiger, part Badger, and part Jaguar. We celebrate his birthday every session (except Session C1*) with a costume ball. All the campers and staff dress up in costume for a camp-wide cookout/picnic followed by carnival games, hayrides, music, and ice cream.
Some campers bring their own costumes from home while others visit Gwynn Valley’s costume room with their cabin group to pick out something to wear. If your child wants to bring a costume, please make sure that it is child friendly and fun. At the Tajar Ball, we see everything from Harry Potter, a cabin full of Dalmatians, to the Ninja Turtles.
*Please note: Session C1 has a 4th of July celebration instead!
No Spending Money Needed
There is no canteen or regular store where campers can make purchases; therefore, there is NO NEED FOR ANY CASH to be brought to camp. If the need for incidentals should arise (stamps, disposable camera, flashlight, batteries, lost toothbrush, etc.) these items are available for campers at “The Window” (located at the camp office) and are charged to their store account. Store accounts should be settled on Closing Day. Gwynn Valley clothing items, mugs, crazy creeks etc. are available for sale on Opening and Closing Days.
Each cabin’s laundry is combined into one laundry bag and is washed twice a week. Please be sure to mark all of your child’s clothing, including socks, raincoat, etc. and to send clothes in which your child can play and get muddy!