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  • What to Bring to Camp

    Packing for California summer camps is very important. We make the following recommendations:
    1. When you pack for camp, involve your children in the process. The better he/she knows what they have brought, the better they will be able to keep track of it once at camp!
    2. Make sure all articles of clothing and supplies are properly and securely LABELED.
    3. Do not send expensive clothing, jewelry, watches, accessories, etc. Canyon Creek Summer Camp is not responsible for lost or stolen clothing and personal belongings.
    4. Pack belongings in a duffle bag or trunk – keep in mind that campers will each have one drawer and limited hanging space (if necessary) but most belongings will be kept either under or at the foot of their beds.
    The following are suggestions for a 2-week stay at camp:

    Please make sure all of the following items are properly LABELED.


    • 5-6 pairs of shorts
    • Sunscreen
    • 2-3 pairs of long pants/jeans
    • Child-safe bug spray
    • 2 long-sleeved shirts
    • Medication, Vitamins, etc. (packed separately)**
    • 2 sweatshirts
    • Soap
    • 1 lightweight jacket
    • Hairbrush
    • 2 swim suits
    • Chapstick
    • 4-5 t-shirts for weekends/evenings*
    • Shampoo/Conditioner
    • 10-14 pairs of socks
    • Toothbrush
    •      10-14 pairs of underwear
    • Toothpaste
    • 2-3 pairs of pajamas
    • Lotion
    • 2 pairs of closed-toed tennis shoes
    • Deodorant
    • 1 pair of flip-flops/sandals
    • Prescription eyeglasses/contacts


    •      2 standard twin-size fitted sheets
    • Laundry bag
    • 1 sleeping bag or bedding
    • Flashlight
    • 1 pillow
    • 1-2 hats/visors
    • 2 pillowcases
    • Self-addressed, stamped postcards/stationery
    • 2 bath towels and washcloth
    • 1-2 beach towels

    *campers will be required to wear camp shirts Monday-Friday. We will give each camper 5 shirts on their first day of camp. Weekends and evenings will be “free dress.” Laundry will be done on premises halfway through each 2-week session.

    **Please pack all prescription medication, vitamins, etc. separately as they will be stored in our Health Office.

    Please make sure all of the following items are properly LABELED.


    • Discman/I-pod (for bedtime only)
    • Sunglasses
    • Books
    • Skateboard
    • 1 pair of “water shoes”
    • Baseball glove
    • 1 casual/nice outfit for Friday nights
    • Deck of cards/travel game
    • Personal items (i.e., blanket, pictures)
    •    Cleats (soccer or baseball)
    • Disposable camera
    • 2-3 tank-tops/sleeveless shirts
    • Swim goggles
    • Roller blades
    • Outfit for Special Event Day

    The following are NOT permitted at camp:

    • Electronic devices, such as “Game Boy”, radios, etc.
    • Toys, including water guns, action figures, etc.
    • Money
    • “Weapons,” such as pocketknives, etc.
    • Recording Devices (camcorders, Video I-pods)
    • For campers’ convenience and safety, we do not recommend bringing fishing poles, water equipment, baseball bats, archery equipment or golf clubs.

    Please note, any questions concerning items either on or not on these lists for California summer camps may be directed to Canyon Creek Summer Camp at 661-724-9184

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