Information for Parents

Getting Ready for Camp

Clothing & Equipment

Your child/adolescent will be active at camp and will require clothing and equipment for sunshine, rain and warm & cooler temperatures. Clothing is well worn at camp! Simple and practical clothes are best for camp. Clothing that can be layered depending on the temperature is a good idea. Please leave valuable articles of clothing at home. Camp Towhee will not replace any lost or stolen items.

Dress Code:
Shorts must be at least mid-thigh length; no spaghetti strap tank tops for girls (only loose tank tops with thick straps); no clothes that show mid-riff (belly) or cleavage. Clothing with offensive words or images should stay at home. At staff�s discretion campers may be told that items of clothing will be put away for the session and not worn.

ELECTRONICS:
The only electronics welcomed at camp are MP3 players (e.g., IPod) or personal CD players. Campers will have the opportunity to listen to these only at designated times (quiet time and bed time) or as determined by the staff, based on need. Campers are not to bring mobile phones or portable computer games. Please prepare your child that MP3 players can easily get misplaced or broken at camp due to weather or misuse. In the past, some parents have sent their child with a less expensive MP3 player, instead of an expensive IPod to avoid disappointment. All uninvited electronics will be stored with the director, until after camp. Campers will NOT have access to these until they get on the bus to go home. Phone calls home will be made on the camp telephone using a bell phone card or collect calling.

CANDY:
Campers may wish to bring candy or a special snack with them for the bus ride to camp. This is perfectly fine. Any candy that is left over will be stored during camp and returned to them when they get on the bus to go home. Campers will NOT have access to it at any time during camp. We do this, due to issues rising between campers in the past and monitoring food consumption in cabins (which attracts rodents and other critters.) The camp provides many special treats which will most definitely feed your child�s �sweet tooth.� Parents may bring a small treat for campers on Visitors Day, to be consumed whilst parents are at camp. Any leftovers will be stored and returned at the end of camp.

PACKING INFORMATION:
Storage and cabin space is limited. Please send only what your child will need. Pack clothes & equipment in baggage that can be stored easily (e.g. hockey bags, duffel bags). Please pack all clothing and equipment into no more than 2 bags. Please write your child�s full name in a visible location on all bags.

LAUNDRY & CLOTHING LABELS:
Our campers� laundry is done weekly by staff at Camp Towhee. It is essential that all clothing be clearly identified. Your child/adolescent�s name must be on each article of clothing. Please use a laundry pen or you may order labels. Your information package will have contained an Ontario Camps Association clothing label form. You can download the order form here, if you need a new one.

Suggested Clothing List

Click here for a printable PDF of the suggested clothing list.

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