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What to Bring

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Packing List

Packing for Overnight Camps and Retreats

 

SLEEPING

Hotel-Style – Retreats and Family Camp

  • Accommodations are air conditioned hotel-style rooms with amenities and bedding similar to what you would find in a typical motor lodge or hotel chain.
  • Bedding is included and features 400 thread count sheets and premium pillows and bedding for maximum comfort.

Dorm Style – Group Camp and Summer Camp

  • You will probably be sleeping in air­ conditioned rooms. For some campers, rooms may not get as cold as your default home temperature, and some rooms are not air­ conditioned. You may want to bring a small battery-powered fan and extra batteries if you want to be sure you are cool enough at night.
  • You will need bedding, including:
    • Sleeping bags are preferred, (especially if camping out) or XL ­twin size sheets and blankets.
    • Pillow

Camp Facilities

CLOTHING

Summer

  • T­-Shirts – Bring several that you don’t mind getting dirty.   Please do not bring shirts with statements, logos, graphics, or pictures of companies, bands, or other entities that represent ideals that are in conflict to Christian values.
  • Shorts – Bring athletic/hiking shorts that you don’t mind getting dirty.  Do not bring short shorts. You will be wearing harnesses, that will rub your skin if your shorts aren’t long enough.
  • Shoes – Hiking/athletic shoes are necessary. Do not bring new shoes. Bring a back-up pair. If it rains, we’ll keep playing. Close­d-toed shoes are required. Do not bring flip ­flops for your main shoe, but do bring them for around the dorm room and showers.
  • Socks and Underwear – Bring extra of both. It’s Adventure Camp!
  • Rainwear­ – A rain jacket/poncho will be the most important of these items.
  • Hat/Bandana
  • Swimsuit – We suggest bringing two swimsuits to rotate. You might get wet every day. You may also have to hike in your swimsuit at times. Ladies,­ bring a one piece or tankini (with full coverage). Shorts for swimming are also a good idea. No bikinis.
  • Jacket/Long Sleeves – It gets cold in the mornings and evenings in the mountains!
  • Jeans/Long Pants – For adventure and for staying warm in the mornings/evenings.
  • Nice Casual Clothes – Nothing too nice. It could get dirty. But you may want to dress decent once or twice while here.
  • Not So Nice Clothes – Please bring a few pairs of shoes and clothing that could get ruined. Each year, we have activities where you will get muddy, wet, painted, etc. Your shoes and clothes are likely to get wet and we want you to be as comfortable as possible.

Spring/Fall

  • T­-Shirts – Bring several that you don’t mind getting dirty.   Please do not bring shirts with statements, logos, graphics, or pictures of companies, bands, or other entities that represent ideals that are in conflict to Christian values.
  • Light Jacket/Long Sleeves – Bring clothes you can layer. Long sleeve t-shirts, sweatshirts and a weather-resistant shell keep out the elements and allow you to adjust with the temperature.
  • Jeans/Long Pants – Bring several pairs for adventure and for staying warm.
  • Shoes – Hiking/athletic shoes are necessary. Do not bring new shoes. Bring a back-up pair. If it rains, we’ll keep playing. Close­d-toed shoes are required. Do not bring flip ­flops for your main shoe, but do bring them for wearing in your room and in the dorm showers.
  • Socks and Underwear – Bring extra of both. It’s Adventure Camp! Warm wool socks with ample cushion are recommended for hiking.
  • Rainwear­ – A rain jacket or poncho will be the most important of these items.
  • Hat/Bandana – We recommend bringing a warmer hat for when temperatures drop.
  • Gloves – It can get chilly in the spring and fall. You may want a pair of light, water-resistant gloves for when it does.
  • Nice Casual Clothes – Nothing too nice. It could get dirty. But you may want to dress decent once or twice while here.
  • Not So Nice Clothes – Please bring a few pairs of shoes and clothing that could get ruined. Each year, we have activities where you will get muddy, wet, painted, etc. Your shoes and clothes are likely to get wet and we want you to be as comfortable as possible.

Winter

  • T­-Shirts – Bring several that you don’t mind getting dirty.   Please do not bring shirts with statements, logos, graphics, or pictures of companies, bands, or other entities that represent ideals that are in conflict to Christian values.
  • Light Jacket/Long Sleeves – Bring clothes you can layer. Long sleeve t-shirts, sweatshirts and a weather-resistant shell keep out the elements and allow you to adjust with the temperature.
  • Winter Coat – Bring a well-insulated, weather-resistant coat.
  • Jeans/Long Pants – Bring several pairs for adventure and for staying warm.
  • Shoes – Hiking/athletic shoes are necessary. Do not bring new shoes. Bring a back-up pair. Bring flip flops for wearing in your room and in the dorm showers.
  • Socks and Underwear – Bring extra of both. It’s Adventure Camp! Warm wool socks with ample cushion are recommended for hiking. We also recommend bringing one or two pairs of long underwear.
  • Rainwear­ – A rain jacket or poncho will be the most important of these items.
  • Hat/Bandana – We recommend bringing a warm hat that covers your ears.
  • Gloves – Bring a pair or two of insulated, water-resistant gloves for snow activities.
  • Nice Casual Clothes – Nothing too nice. It could get dirty. But you may want to dress decent once or twice while here.
  • Not So Nice Clothes – Please bring a few pairs of shoes and clothing that could get ruined. Your shoes and clothes are likely to get wet and we want you to be as comfortable as possible.

 

BATHROOM
  • Toiletries – Toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, soap…the usual.
  • Tote or Toiletries Bag – To take your items to and from the shower.
  • Towels – One for the shower and one for the lake.

 

OTHER ITEMS
  • Bible, Notepad, Pen
  • Water bottles – Two large (32 oz) water bottles (minimum). Due to the high elevation and degree of activity, hydration is an essential part of the Glorieta Camps experience. We  have Nalgene Water Bottles for sale at our Camp Stores.

  • Hydration Backpack (optional) – These are nice along with, or instead of, water bottles.
  • Flashlight or Headlamp
  • Extra Batteries
  • Insect Repellant
  • Backpack
  • Spending Cash – You don’t have to have any for camp, but we do have a Camp Store and Coffee Shop if you’d like to buy something from those retail locations.
  • Camera
  • Medications – These all need to be turned in to your Group Leader who will turn them into our Medical Station. No prescription meds can be kept in your room. Please put these in a ziplock bag, in the original packaging, with your name on the outside.
  • Earplugs – If you’re a light sleeper.

 

UNIQUE ITEMS
  • Themed Nights (if applicable): TBD

Medication

  • All medication must be given to our medical staff upon arrival on opening day. The medication will be administered by the medical staff only. Any unauthorized medication is not permitted.

Lost and Found

  • Please label your child’s belongings. Glorieta Camps is not responsible for any lost or broken items.

Packing List

Day Camp/City Camp

  • Bible
  • Notepad and Pen
  • Water Bottle
  • Sunscreen (spray, if possible)
  • Hat and/or Sunglasses
  • Day Pack (small bag/backpack)
  • Extra Clothes
  • Tennis Shoes
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Bathing Suit (modest)
  • Towel
  • Medication (to be given to medical personnel)
  • Lunch (City Camp Only)
  • Colored pencils/markers (if desired)

Packing List

Packing for Group Camp

Special Note: Please bring at least one large (32 oz) water bottle. The elevation and amount of outdoor activities will require hydration! Nalgenes are also for sale at our onsite retail locations.

SLEEPING:

  • We recommend sleeping bags but twin sheets and blankets should be fine
  • Pillow
  • Plug-in fans if you get hot

CLOTHING:

  • T-Shirts – Bring several that you do not mind getting dirty. Please do not bring shirts with anything inappropriate on them. When in doubt, leave it at home.
  • Shorts – Please bring athletic/hiking shorts that you do not mind getting dirty. Do not bring short shorts.
  • Shoes – Hiking/athletic shoes are necessary. Bring back up shoes, because if it rains, we will keep playing. Close-toed shoes are required at all times, but flip flops are great for around the lake or showers.
  • Socks and Underwear – Bring extra of both. It’s Adventure Camp!
  • Rainwear – At least bring a jacket/ poncho.
  • Hat/Bandana
  • Swimsuits – We suggest bringing two swimsuits to rotate. You might get wet every day. You may also have to hike in your swimsuit at times. Ladies,­ bring a one piece or tankini (with full coverage). Shorts for swimming are also a good idea. No bikinis.
  • Jacket/Long Sleeves/Jeans/Long Pants – Mornings and evenings can get cold!
  • Nice Clothes – Nothing too nice. It could get dirty. But you may want to dress decent once or twice while here.

BATHROOM:

  • Toiletries – Toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, soap…the usual.
  • Tote or Toiletries Bag – To take your items to and from the shower.
  • Towels – One for the shower and one for the lake.

OTHER ITEMS:

  • Bible, Notepad, Pen
  • Water bottles – One large (32 oz) water bottle (minimum). Due to the high elevation and degree of activity, hydration is an essential part of the Glorieta Camps experience. We  have Nalgene Water Bottles for sale at our Camp Stores.
  • Hydration Backpack (optional)
  • Flashlight or Headlamp – You may want extra batteries
  • Insect Repellant
  • Backpack
  • Spending Cash or Camp Credit – For the Camp Store or Coffee Shop
  • Camera
  • Medications –These all need to be turned in to your Group Leader who will turn them into our Medical Station. No prescription meds can be kept in your room. Please put these in a ziplock bag, in the original packaging, with your name on the outside.
  • Earplugs – If you’re a light sleeper.

Packing List for Summer Camp

Packing for Family Camp

Special Note: Please bring at least one large (32 oz) water bottle. The elevation and amount of outdoor activities will require hydration! Nalgenes are also for sale at our onsite retail locations.

CLOTHING:

  • Comfortable closed-toed shoes (sneakers or hiking shoes)
  • Sandals
  • Casual clothing – Pants, shorts, t-shirts, long-sleeved shirts
  • Athletic clothing for activities/games (longer shorts are better for harnessed activities)
  • Clothes that can get dirty
  • Jacket/Sweatshirt – It can be chilly in the mornings, and during the evenings.
  • Rainwear – A rain jacket or poncho will be the most important of these items. 
  • Hat/Bandana
  • Modest swimsuit
  • Circus-themed clothes – Red tail coats, top hats, dresses, tutus, strong man outfit, circus lion/animals, trapeze artist, bearded lady, etc.
  • Western-themed clothes – Button up shirts, cowboy hats, boots, etc.
  • Red Carpet night – Tonight is all about fun! Bring your crazy socks, big sunglasses, wigs, bandanas, funny graphic tees, and any other fun clothing you want! 
  • 70s-themed athletic clothes – Sweatbands, leg warmers, jump suits, etc.
  • For parents – Nice outfit for Date Night

OTHER ITEMS:

  • Bible, notebook, pen
  • Backpack
  • Water bottles – We are at high altitude, so it is important to drink lots of water!
  • Toiletries, personal medicine
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Chap-stick and lotion
  • Flashlight
  • Beach towels
  • Camera
  • Additional money if you want things from the Coffee Shop, or game room. We also accept credit/debit cards.
  • If you have high school students wanting to participate in the high school camp-out, please have them bring sleeping bags and pillows/blankets.
  • Laundry soap for washateria (if you need to wash clothes).