What to Pack
This clothing list is only a guide. You need not follow it precisely. At Timberlane, we believe that camp is the place for sensible, comfortable & casual clothing. Most campers bring far too much. SHELF SPACE IS LIMITED.
Everyone must wear white for Friday evenings. 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.
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, the only safe way to be sure nothing is lost and for proper identification in the Laundry. Make sure these are securely sewn. It is impossible to return lost items when they are not labeled.
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.
A separate clothing list will be sent out for short term programs.
2 week Panda programs may reduce some clothing items.
What not to Bring!
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.
CELLULAR PHONES: Please make sure your child does not bring a cellular phone or Blackberry to camp. In the past few years a few older campers have brought them. If they bring them- they use them- and we find them! Confiscated phones WILL NOT be returned. Please do not let your child bring one to camp.
The following items are not permitted:
-Portable DVD players
-Laptop computers/electronic games
-Hot Pots / Hot plates / Kettles
-Fans / extension cords
-folding or lounge chairs
-candles, lighters, matches
-Knives or pellet guns
Bottled water is not permitted in camp. Camp has an ultra-modern water filtration system which delivers superbly healthy (and delicious) drinking water.
Food & Candy
For safety reasons, campers and staff are not permitted 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 to a treat brought into the cabin. Camp Timberlane is a PEANUT FREE facility.
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.