Bringing what you / your child needs can help to ensure a good camp experience. Remember to mark all clothing and gear with the camper’s name using nametags or permanent ink. Keep in mind that no laundry service is available. When it comes to clothing, pack items that are modest. To us this means that swimwear adequately covers a camper’s body, pants that stay up, and we don’t see their underwear. All girls should pack a one-piece swimsuit or modest tankini since most camp water activities are very active. Clothing that advertises alcohol or tobacco products is not allowed. If you don’t think something will be right for camp, you should leave it at home. If a camper is wearing something that is inappropriate camp staff will ask them to change. Be sure to pack typical camp clothes – the kind you could afford to lose and don’t mind getting really dirty! Days can be very hot and nights can get cool, so pack accordingly. Due to the active nature of camp, all campers must have at least one pair of athletic/tennis shoes. Campers planning to ride horses must wear long pants with boots or lace-tied shoes. Please make sure to bring a clear trash bag for dirty clothes and label it with your child’s name. Some of the below items are seasonal, so pack accordingly.
Swimsuits (for girls – one-piece or modest tankini only)
Boots or hard sole shoes if riding horses (riding boots not necessary, athletic shoes ok)
Dirty Clothes Bag
Sleeping Bag/Pillow/Bedding that will fit a bunk or twin size bed
Stamps/Envelopes/Postcards for letters home
Optional items: camera, fishing equipment, sun block, flashlight, bug spray
Island Campers: DO NOT BRING NICE CLOTHES! Bring biodegradable soap and shampoo as showers are a jump in the lake.
Wakeboard Campers: Bring an extra swimsuit. Wakeboards and life jackets are provided, but feel free to bring your own as well.
Horse Campers: Bring long pants and hard soled boots, shoes or tennis shoes for riding.
DO NOT BRING
Excessive snacks, music devices, cell phones, pagers, electronic games, immodest clothing, weapons of any kind, alcohol, fireworks, expensive items/clothing or drones of any kind. If they are brought they may be collected, stored, and if appropriate, returned at the end of the camper’s stay. Camp Shamineau is not responsible for lost, broken or stolen electronic devices or other items brought by campers.