- 1 pair of closed-toed shoes (best a pair that can get dusty & dirty)
- 1 pair of sandals or flipflops for swimming and getting wet
- 3-4 pairs of socks
- Underwear (4 nights)
- 1 Swimsuit
- 1 towel (bathing & a visit to the pool)
- 2 pairs of shorts + 1 pair that can get dirty
- 1 pair of long pants + 1 pair that can get dirty
- 3-4 T-shirts + 1 shirt that can get dirty
- 1 Collared shirt for celebration dinner night
- Hooded sweatshirt for cool mornings or nights
- Beanie for any cool mornings or nights
- 1 sun visor/cap
- Personal care items (deodorant, lotion, comb/brush)
- Prescriptions (in original bottles/packaging, combined in a single ziplock bag)
- Lip protection
- 1 flashlight and extra batteries (optional)
- Sunglasses (optional)
- Bug Repellent (optional)
- Water bottle with name on it
- Sleeping Bag (if you don’t have one, we have extras to use for the week)
- Pillow (we do NOT have extra pillows to distribute)
**Please do not bring anything valuable to camp (electronics, money, etc). There is no guarantee that it will be not be lost.
**CELL PHONES ARE NOT ALLOWED DURING CAMP SESSIONS. We ask all volunteers to lock their cell phones in our office at camp. Unfortunately cell phones have been lost in years past.
NOTE to Parents/Caregivers:
Please sit down with your child(ren) to review the behavior expectations below. You can help make their camp GREAT by setting a positive expectation for your child’s quality choices regarding their Words, Actions & Participation. Your well-chosen and positive words BEFORE camp have the power to follow them all the way to camp.
A copy of the Parent/Camper Behavior Agreement below will be provided for signatures upon arrival at the Bus Meetup. Please remind your camper at the bus meetup of your review conversation about this agreement and your high expectations for all positive behavior — with Words, Actions & Participation — ALL camp long. Thank you for your cooperation.
Kids’ safety is a priority in our programs, activities, and events. Our staff and volunteer leaders know they are responsible for modeling lives of hope and integrity. We are passionate about our campers having a fun, safe, memorable summer camp experience. Camp is a great time for all of our kids, and we want to help make sure that continues to happen for this year’s camp. As such, we have established rules and boundaries to help facilitate camp–which is the basis for this good behavior contract.
Below are the rules and guidelines we ask all campers to abide by while at camp. These guidelines are as follows:
- I will be responsible for my behavior while at camp & follow the camp rules.
- Technology is a distraction at camp and therefore not allowed. All technology will be collected.
- I will treat myself, other campers, TYM leaders, and camp staff with respect at all times.
- I will listen to and obey TYM leaders and camp staff when called upon.
- I am responsible for my belongings and personal space.
- I will not deface, damage, or steal any items which do not belong to me.
In return, the TYM camp leadership will do the following:
- Maintain a fun, safe, and secure environment for all campers.
- Ensure any campers’ incidents are taken care of swiftly and professionally.
- Provide clear communication to parents/guardians regarding an incident involving their child at summer camp.
- Correction conversation with Cabin Leader; warning that Zone 1 is next for repeated misbehavior.
- Zone 1 – Camper conversation with Senior Team Ldr; consequences determined;
- Zone 2 – Camper conversation with Head Leader; consequences determined; email/text to parent as courtesy heads up
- Zone 3 – Camper conversation with Head Leader AND call home to parent; determine whether camper will stay at camp or go home
- Zone 4 – Head Leader & Camp Director call Parent to arrange to pick up the child
Campers who fail these behavioral expectations receive guidance from the staff. If issues persist, the parent/guardian may be contacted by phone and asked for assistance in helping their camper make better, more positive choices. The camper may be asked to leave camp if the behavior does not improve. Parents are responsible for their camper’s travel from camp.
IMPORTANT: Campers asked to leave camp for behavioral reasons receive no refund. While it is not our intention to send any camper home, we are responsible for providing a safe and fun atmosphere free from distraction at our camp. Thanks for joining us for this week at TYM Camp. We promise it will be a life-changing one!
I have read and understand these behavioral expectations and I agree to abide by them at all times during my stay at camp.
Name of Child/Camper (print clearly please) ___________________________________________________
Signature of Child/Camper_____________________________________________ Date _________________
I have read and understand these behavioral expectations. Furthermore, I have discussed these expectations with my teen who has agreed to abide by them at all times during her/his stay at camp.
Signature of Parent/Guardian _______________________________________ Date __________________
Please submit this signed agreement to the TYM Camp team via email, at camp, or during bus meetup.