What To Expect at Camp Sky-Y
You’ve registered your child for camp and now it’s time to make sure that they’re prepared for the best time ever! Here is what you’ll to prepare before the start of camp.
What to Bring:
All campers should expect to bring all the typical things that you’d bring on an outdoor camping trip. Bring a sleeping bag, pillow, pajamas or sweats, underwear, socks, pants, shorts, shirts, two long-sleeved shirts, 2 pair of shoes (one suitable for hiking and one pair of tennis shoes), light jacket, sweatshirt, camera, notepaper, envelopes, stamps, water bottle, flashlight, hat, sunscreen, laundry bag, as well as a towel and washcloth, soap, shampoo, comb, toothbrush, toothpaste, lotion and any other necessary toiletries. Bring old clothes and label all clothing, flashlights, and water bottles.
If your camper brings medication to camp, it must be in the original container with the original label with their name. Do not pack medication in their luggage as it must be turned into the nurse upon arrival to camp. Over the counter medicine or vitamins must also be checked in to the camp nurse.
For a printable packing list click here.
What Not to Bring:
Weapons of any kind (including pocket knives), electronics of any kind (including cell phones, gaming systems, iPads/Kindle) or hairdryers. Expect that campers should not bring anything they cannot afford to lose should not be brought to Camp. YMCA Camping Services Branch is not responsible for lost or stolen articles. Leave the valuables at home but bring your positive attitude!
Limited Cell Phone Usage
While cell phones are great for the outside world, we encourage campers to immerse themselves in building memories that last a lifetime and build a community with those that are present. If parents need to get a hold of campers, they can easily do so.