Things To Pack
- Pack lightly due to space limitations in the dorm rooms. No more than one suitcase, and one carry-on size bag per person. Bring less, if possible. We can do some laundry during the week, so don’t over-pack.
- Pillows are provided but you can bring your own, if you prefer.
- Toiletries, blow dryer. (Ladies may consider a cordless curling iron to save
- waiting for an outlet).
- Towels and washcloths.
- Sunscreen, hat, insect repellent.
- Alarm clock
- Camera (optional)
- Underwear and socks for each day, Monday through Saturday (you will want to change after working all day and we want you to also)
- Sleepwear – modest
- Clothing. It’ll be in the 80 to 90 degree range during the day and we’ll be doing some physical work. So wear modest clothing (The key here is modest). So bring 4-5 pairs of jeans or shorts for mission work and 4-5 pairs of jeans or shorts and shirts for evening wear after the day camp work. Shorts need to be at least mid-thigh length, no short-shorts. Shirts should have short or long sleeves and cover all torso skin areas. A light sweatshirt in case we get some cool evenings.
- You’ll be provided with one logo mission t-shirts when you arrive, so that will be one less shirt you need to pack for the mission work day. We normally wear these shirts when we go to the mission day camp. And we’ll launder them nightly.
- One pair of comfortable shoes to work in all day and one pair for leisure back at base camp.
- Plastic garbage bags for dirty laundry
- Personal medication. ALL medications (prescription and non-prescription) will be collected and administered by camp nurse. (It’s not because we don’t trust you to handle your medication properly. It’s to prevent someone else from possibly abusing your medicine).
- Phone calling cards or cell phones for your personal calls home. Remember we are at camp to “get away” from our normal world (as much as possible), to immerse ourselves in the camp experienceâ€”so minimize your phone usage.
- Spending money. For between meal snacks and souvenirs.
- Smiles and a willing, flexible, humble, serving attitude. A smile and a good attitude says “Jesus” more than any words.
- Bible, pens, journal book. We’ll provide other training materials.
- Last but not at all least: Prayers. Pray for camp preparation in advance and bring lots of Prayers with you. Prayers don’t take up any room to pack, you can never have too many, and it’s probably the most important thing you can bring!
Things Not To Pack
- Immodest or otherwise improper clothing. NO slinky running shorts, low-cut or spaghetti strap shirts or dresses, halter tops, skimpy bathing suits, low-fitting pants that expose underwear. NO clothing with questionable pictures or words.
- No radios, CD players, MP3′s, iPods, laptops, game systems, etc. You’re at camp to separate yourself from your normal influences for training and ministry work.
- Fireworks, firearms or any other type of weapon.
- Bad attitudes, complaining, whining.
- Anything that might be potentially offensive to others or cause damage to the reputation of our ministry work. You are representing Jesus Christ on this trip and it’s our Savior’s reputation you are carrying!