PACKING FOR CAMP

At Timberlane, we believe that camp is the place for sensible, comfortable & casual clothing. Most campers bring far too much and shelf space is limited. Please review our suggested clothing list. It is essential that each and every article of clothing, bedding, sports equipment, flashlight, camera, etc., be marked with your child’s name in full. This should be done with woven or washable printed name tapes. This is the only safe way to be sure nothing is lost and for proper identification in the Laundry.  It is impossible to return lost items when they are not labeled.

As a long standing tradition, everyone wears white for Friday evenings. Camper laundry is done once a week and is a one day service. The clothes are washed, dried and folded, but not ironed. Please do not send any clothing that requires special laundering.

All clothing, bedding and personal effects should be packed in duffle bags for simple handling. Duffel’s should be securely closed and well tagged with the campers’ baggage tags, which are mailed to you early in June. Each camper must be restricted to two duffels. Tennis equipment, fishing rods and musical instruments may be carried on to the bus.

We do our utmost to see that the children receive all of their laundry back and also that they return home with all of the clothing and equipment they brought. However we regret that we are unable to assume any responsibility for clothing lost in the laundry or anything mislaid at camp.

THE "DO NOT BRING" LIST

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS HAVE NO PLACE IN CAMP.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS TO CAMP WITH YOUR CHILD.
CONFISCATED ITEMS WILL NOT BE RETURNED.
The following items are not permitted:
-portable DVD players
-portable televisions/PSP’s
-laptop computers/electronic games
-hair straighteners
-electric blankets
-hot pots / hot plates / kettles
-walkie talkies
-fans / extension cords
-folding or lounge chairs
-candles, lighters, matches
-lamps
-knives or pellet guns
-sharpie markers

SCREEN FREE POLICY

Timberlane will be adapting a SCREEN-FREE POLICY in 2018. This means campers will not be permitted to bring any devices to camp that are capable of playing games, watching movies, downloading data or being used as a telephone. Despite our best efforts to manage this in the past, these devices create distractions and are sometimes used inappropriately. Personal music devices (screen free) will still be permitted for use in the cabin only.  Digital cameras will also still be allowed.

THE DANGER OF HOT POTS

Even though hot pots are banned from camp, we are still finding ourselves confiscating a few of them throughout the summer. Hot pots and other cooking apparatuses have now been escalated to our ZERO TOLERANCE policy. Anyone caught with such devices may be suspended/dismissed from camp.

Bottled water is not needed in camp. Camp has an ultra-modern water filtration system which delivers superbly healthy (and delicious) drinking water.

Download our printable packing list

FOOD AND CANDY POLICY

For safety reasons, we ask campers and staff not to bring food, candy or drinks into camp. We have children with life threatening food allergies and we do not want to risk a child having an allergic reaction. Camp Timberlane is a NUT FREE facility. Campers are permitted to bring a nut-free snack for the bus ride up to camp.

SAFETY IS OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY. CONSIDERABLE THOUGHT HAS GONE INTO OUR POLICIES. WE ASK ALL PARENTS AND STAFF TO SUPPORT OUR POLICIES AND HELP KEEP OUR CHILDREN BOTH SAFE AND HEALTHY.