What to Wear to Camp


  • a mask/face covering on arrival (full details on when a camper is required to maintain a face covering in our handbook)
  • old clothes or clothes that you don't mind getting soiled or torn, due to the nature of camp activities
  • closed-toe, well-fitting, and supportive shoes/sneakers (water shoes, such as Tevas or Keens, are acceptable as long as they have closed toes) *
  • a layer of sunscreen **
  • a layer of bugspray **

Do not wear:

  • new or favorite clothing that you would mind getting soiled or torn
  • loose/ill-fitting shoes such as flip flops, sandals, Crocs, and clogs *

What to Bring to Camp

Pack a backpack or duffle bag with:

  • bathing suit
  • towel
  • extra change of clothing (shorts/pants, t-shirt, underwear, & socks)
  • closed-toe water shoes *
  • bottle of sunscreen **
  • bottle of bug spray **
  • recommended for rainy days: raincoat and rainboots ***
  • life vest (all campers in 2020 season) ****
  • 2-3 spare, clean face masks in a clean baggie
  • a spare baggie for dirty face masks

Pack a lunchbag with:

  • refillable water bottle
  • healthy, non-refrigerated morning snack
  • healthy, non-refrigerated lunch
  • recommended: reusable ice pack

Do not bring:

Camp is a time to spend outdoors, physically engaged, and with your friends. It is messy, dirty, and happens in rain or shine. Therefore, it is important that your valuable belongings stay at home. Camp Lovewell cannot be held responsible for items lost or damaged.

  • toys & stuffed animals
  • cell phones
  • electronic games or music devices (CD players, iPods, MP3 players, etc.)
  • trading cards or other toy or fashion collectibles
  • money
  • personal sports equipment, unless required for a specific, requested activity
  • pets or animals of any kind
  • weapons of any kind, including knives, BB guns, fire arms, and ammunition

Important Notes

Please make sure that everything your camper brings to camp is labeled with their name. All items left behind at the end of each camp session will be discarded or donated to charity.

* If campers do not have adequate footwear, they will not be allowed to participate in certain activities.

** Parents must apply a layer before the camper comes to camp, as well as provide a bottle of each.

*** Outdoor activities will continue to take place on rainy days.

**** Pond: Due to health, safety, and hygiene guidance in the 2020 season, any camper who wishes to kayak and/or swim in the pond is responsible for providing his/her own “safe for use” personal flotation device (PFD), per ACA guidelines.

“Safe for use” means that PFDs are:

  • 1. US Coast Guard-approved;
  • 2. Of proper type*, size, and fit for each user;
  • 3. Sufficiently buoyant to support designated weight; and
  • 4. In serviceable condition (clasps, zippers, and so on are in working condition).

* Approved types: USCG-approved Type I, II, III, or V

If a camper's PFD does not fit the aforementioned criteria, he/she will not be permitted to swim or kayak in the pond.

Pool: All non-swimmers are still expected to provide a US Coast Guard-approved PFD for all pool and pond activities.