YMCA of Greater Charlotte

Harris YMCA

What to Bring / Not Bring to Camp

CONTENTS:
* What to bring
* Sunscreen
* What NOT to bring
* What to wear to camp
* What NOT to wear to camp



WHAT TO BRING FOR FULL DAY CAMPS

  • Lunch (no mayonnaise or milk based products please- there is no access to a refrigerator)
  • 3-4 drinks (we encourage water)
  • 2 snacks
  • Please pack lunch, drinks and snacks in a LABELED cooler or lunch bag.
  • Water bottle (please label)
  • Spray on Sunscreen (please label)
  • Swim bag packed with their swimsuit clearly labeled. (Aqua Shoes are optional.)

We will provide a clean, dry towel each swim day for your child. For Swim Camps and Sports Camps, please refer to swim info under the camp description for additional information. Dance/Musical Theatre Camps do not participate in swimming activities.

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SUNSCREEN
The sun at camp is always a concern for us. We want you to know that we are committed to making sure your child is safe from the sun. We strongly encourage you to pack your camper with SPRAY ON SUNSCREEN. In addition we ask that you provide a sunscreen with at least an SPF of 30 that is labeled “All Day” and “Waterproof”. Campers should arrive to camp with sunscreen on – they will be reminded throughout the day to reapply.

We will assist our youngest campers in applying sunscreen during each sunscreen break. However, campers 8 years old and up will be responsible for applying their own sunscreen during the day (with plenty of reminders from their counselors).

If sun exposure is ever a problem – please notify the director immediately so that extra precautions and applications can be made.

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WHAT NOT TO BRING
Some of our Specialty Camps may ask campers to bring specific toys/props for use in the program. Unless your child is specifically asked to do so, we ask that they refrain from bringing any of the following:
  • Money, alcohol, drugs, vehicles, animals or weapons
  • Any valuables
  • Skateboards, scooters, Heelys or bicycles
  • iPods, cell phones or other electronics
  • Electronic games (including Nintendo DS)
  • Toys, balls, playing cards, etc.
Parents, please help us with these requests. We do not want something precious to your child to be lost or broken. Thank you very much!

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WHAT TO WEAR TO CAMP

  • Sunscreen
  • Shorts
  • Light-weight top
  • Hat
  • Comfortable, CLOSED TOE shoes
  • Camp t-shirt – EVERY Friday is camp t-shirt day!
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WHAT NOT TO WEAR TO CAMP

  • Revealing clothing (i.e. halter tops) or any clothing with an offensive message/logo
  • JEANS
  • Black/dark colored clothing
  • Expensive clothing, dresses, etc.
  • Jewelry/Makeup
  • OPEN TOED SHOES OR FLIP FLOPS – If your child chooses to wear these please be aware that they may be restricted from participating in certain activities for their own safety and you will be contacted by our camp director.
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YMCA Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.