What to bring

Do's and Don'ts


  • sleeping bag
  • pillow
  • towels / beach towels
  • soap
  • toothpaste / toothbrush
  • shampoo / conditioner
  • "old" clothes for messy activities
  • comfortable clothes for indoor activities
  • extra socks and shirts
  • sandals / sneakers / shower shoes
  • bathing suit
  • sunscreen / bug spray
  • money for lunch stop on Monday


  • Bible
  • money for optional purchase of CAMPS t-shirt, snack bar, CD's, or books
  • flashlight
  • slippers for indoor use


  • ipods / ipads / iparaphanalia
  • home entertainment systems
  • weapons (including pocket knives)
  • cameras
  • illegal drugs
  • smoking devices of any kind (including electronic cigarettes, juuls, or other vaping instruments)
  • cell phones


Important information for parents

  1. CELL PHONES and CAMERAS are strictly prohibited at CAMPS due to minor privacy laws. We are asking that you do not send either of these with your child. However, we know that many parents would like their child to have a cell phone for communication purposes to confirm their safe arrival or to co-ordinate pick-up times on the return bus trip.  If this is the case, please inform your son or daughter that upon arrival at registration they will be asked to turn in their cell phone. It will be kept in a secure place and returned to them at the end of the weekend. If a cell phone or camera is found after registration, the camper will be sent home immediately - no exceptions. Please remember, this is to protect the privacy of your son or daughter. 
  2. CAMPS may use balloons during the week. If your child is allergic to latex, please contact the coordinator to discuss your child’s options during that event.
  3. The CAMPS busses will stop for lunch at Burger King on the way up on Monday. Arrival time at Lakeside will be sometime after 12:30pm depending on traffic. Parents driving their children should not arrive until after 1:00pm but before 2:30pm. The last meal on Saturday will be at 11:30am with departure by 1:00pm
  4. It is our honor and privilege to serve you and your family by playing a small part in the faith development of your teenage son or daughter. We take our responsibilities very seriously and will in every part of our ministry strive for excellence. Our prayer is that every camper develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and have one of the best weeks of their lives!