What To Bring To Camp
Label all belongings with camper’s first and last name and pack everything in one backpack.
- Lunch, Snack, & Water
- Pack in a small lunch box/bag with an ice pack and all necessary utensils and napkins
- Please send your camper with a full water bottle labeled with his/her name
- Set of headphones with campers name clearly labeled
- ¼" - 1/8" headphone adapter (to connect to keyboards), to be connected to headphones through duration of camp.
- Wet Clothes (summer camps only)
- Change of clothes
- Shoes or strap-on sandals that can get wet
- Please apply to camper 20 minutes before arrival at camp for optimal coverage and effectiveness
- Please label sunscreen and pack in a Ziploc bag with your camper’s name for reapplication throughout the day
- Note: Counselors are trained to assist with sunscreen application. We’ll hold onto campers’ sunscreen throughout the week and leftover sunscreen will go home with campers each Friday.
Parents/guardians should provide sunscreen for use during the camp day. Sunscreen sent to camp should be placed in a sealed plastic bag and labeled with the child’s first and last name. Pursuant to careful research and the recommendations of the American Academy of Dermatology, all Headfirst Summer Camps are stocked with Oxybenzone-free Rocky Mountain Sunscreen SPF 50+ spray with broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection for use by any camper that does not supply their own.
Families are responsible for applying the first layer of sunscreen prior to morning drop-off and provide it for use during the camp day. Upon receipt, counselors will label all sunscreen and place it in a tote bag that will be in their possession throughout the day. Any remaining sunscreen will be sent home on the last day of camp. During the camp day, staff will take all reasonable and appropriate steps to help each child reapply sunscreen to exposed skin, including the face, the tops of ears, and bare shoulders, arms, legs, & feet– prior to campers’ participation in outdoor programs. Counselors will not apply sunscreen when skin is broken or an adverse reaction has been observed. When a staff member notices these reactions, they will report them to the Staff and Safety Coordinator who will contact the camper's family. If for any reason, counselors cannot apply sunscreen on a camper, s/he may not be able to participate in outdoor activities for his/her own protection. If parents/guardians have more than one camper attending camp, we ask each camper have their own supply of sunscreen so that it is readily accessible throughout the camp day.