Packing for summer camp is the beginning of your child’s independent camp experience.
Please have your child participate in packing for camp so that they know where to find what they need.
Please note that each camper sleeps on a twin bunk supplied with one pillow and pillow case. In the packing list you’ll see that we suggest a sleeping bag, extra blanket, and pillow case – but please send your camper with what they are most comfortable sleeping with. Be that just a sleeping bag, or a couple sheets and a blanket. It’s totally up to preference!
We recommend campers pack in two pieces of luggage. One larger piece (large duffle, suitcase, or trunk – completely dependent on personal preference) can be used for the camper’s clothing. A smaller duffle bag can be used for sleeping bag, pillow, and other equipment that doesn’t fit in the main piece of luggage. Please remember, laundry is done once every 2-week session. Cabin storage is limited, so please try not to over-pack. A regular daypack is also required for the all-camp overnight to Diamond Lake, out-trips, and The Lake.
All of your camper’s clothing and belongings must be clearly labeled with your camper’s full name. Items that are not labeled are unlikely to be returned to your camper if they get lost in the cabin, on laundry day, or around camp.
Our main camp grounds are even and grassy, but many activities take us to rough and uneven ground, so appropriate footwear is a safety requirement. Please make sure your camper has at least one pair of closed-heal and closed-toe shoes that have adequate tread for walking on rocks, dirt, and other uneven surfaces. Running shoes work best at camp. Hiking or any other specialty shoe is only optional, and keep in mind new shoes can cause more harm than good (blisters-yikes!).
Summers are simply lovely at the ranch. Mountain Meadow is located at 4,400 feet elevation. Our daily temperatures average a dry 85℉, while the nights are clear and cool with an average of 50℉. We hope for one good rain-dumping thunderstorm each summer!