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Below are lists of what to pack for each camp session we offer. These lists are not exhaustive. Once a camper is registered they will receive a detailed packing list in the Parent Handbook. That list will be similar to the lists below, but may contain more detailed packing instructions. 

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Medications & Diabetes Management Supplies

Camp Blue Hawk will supply the following diabetes supplies for all campers during our Summer Camp session (these supplies are not provided for Teen Retreat). Please do not bring these items from home if your camper is attending Camp Blue Hawk: Summer Camp: 

  • Glucose meters
  • Insulin
  • Lancets
  • Syringes
  • Test strips
  • Glucose tablets
  • Alcohol swabs

 

Campers using a pump and/or CGM should bring:

  • At least 2 additional infusion sets
  • At least 2 unused pump cartridges
  • Their meter and test strips (if they want to stay connected with their pump)
  • IV Prep
  • Tegaderm
  • Batteries
  • Pump Manual & Serial Number
  • Any additional supplies they use to hold their pump or CGM in place (ex: flex tape, etc.)

Any unused supplies will be returned to the camper at check-out. 

 

Medications for Conditions Other than Diabetes:

If your camper takes medication for conditions other than diabetes, please bring enough for their stay at Camp.

  • Prescription medication
  • Over-the-counter medication

All Medications brought to camp must be in original containers. Prescription medication must have original pharmacy label or written prescription from a physician. Medications should be brought to camp in a clear plastic bag labeled with your camper’s name.

 

Clothing

Please review this list carefully so your camper is adequately prepared for a variety of clothing needs. Some activities are very active and campers may want to change clothes more than once each day.

  • Socks (1-2 pair/day)
  • Underwear (1-2 changes/day)
  • Appropriate length shorts
  • Shirts, long and short-sleeved
  • Pajamas
  • Long pants/jeans
  • Swim suit(s) – preferably a one piece, or a tankini
  • Sweatshirt, sweater, jacket (evenings can be cool)
  • Rain jacket/poncho for rainy weather
  • Sturdy sandals
  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Shower shoes

Things to keep in mind:

  • Campers will store clothing and personal items in their cabins, under their beds. 
  • Clothing should be appropriate for camp activities, comfortable, and capable of getting wet and dirty without worry. 
  • Clothing with lewd or suggestive slogans/ language or references to alcohol or drugs will not be permitted.
  • Mark all clothing and personal items with camper's name in indelible ink.
  • Laundry facilities are not available at camp; please bring enough clothing and bedding to last the entire stay.
  • Campers are required to wear proper footwear (gym/walking or other shoes with closed toes) when participating in sports and other activities.
  • Please do not pack expensive clothing, watches, or jewelry. The camp is not responsible for repair or replacement of lost or damaged items.

Bedding & Towels

Camper cabins are outfitted with twin size bunk beds. Camp does not supply sheets, blankets or pillows. Campers must bring their own bedding.

  • Sleeping bag or Sheets/Blanket(s) (twin size)
  • Pillow
  • Beach towels for swimming
  • Washcloths & towels for showering
  • Extra sheets and plastic sheets if needed; Camp staff will discretely launder wet bed linens if necessary.

Personal & Toiletry Items

Campers must bring their own toiletry and personal care items. These items are not available for sale in the camp store. 

  • Toothpaste/Toothbrush
  • Deodorant
  • Comb & brush
  • Sunscreen
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Soap & soap dish/box
  • Insect repellent
  • Feminine products
  • Bathrobe

Optional Items

  • Laundry bag
  • Sunglasses
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Diary/Journal, books, magazines
  • Camera (disposable preferred, marked with camper name)
  • Fan (cabins are air conditioned)
  • Cap or hat
  • Props for talent show (i.e. wig, face paint, song lyrics)

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Medications & Diabetes Management Supplies

Camp Blue Hawk WILL NOT supply the following diabetes supplies for all campers during our Teen Retreat session. Please be sure to bring these items from home if your camper is attending Camp Blue Hawk: Teen Retreat: 

  • Insulin
  • Glucose meters
  • Lancets
  • Syringes
  • Test strips
  • Glucose tablets
  • Alcohol swabs

 

Campers using a pump and/or CGM should bring:

  • At least 2 additional infusion sets
  • At least 2 unused pump cartridges
  • Their meter and test strips (if they want to stay connected with their pump)
  • IV Prep
  • Tegaderm
  • Batteries
  • Pump Manual & Serial Number
  • Any additional supplies they use to hold their pump or CGM in place (ex: flex tape, etc.)

Any unused supplies will be returned to the camper at check-out. 

 

Medications for Conditions Other than Diabetes:

If your camper takes medication for conditions other than diabetes, please bring enough for their stay at Camp.

  • Prescription medication
  • Over-the-counter medication

All Medications brought to camp must be in original containers. Prescription medication must have original pharmacy label or written prescription from a physician. Medications should be brought to camp in a clear plastic bag labeled with your camper’s name.

 

Clothing

Please review this list carefully so your camper is adequately prepared for a variety of clothing needs. Some activities are very active and campers may want to change clothes more than once each day.

  • Socks (1-2 pair/day)
  • Underwear (1-2 changes/day)
  • Appropriate length shorts
  • Shirts, long and short-sleeved
  • Pajamas
  • Long pants/jeans
  • Swim suit(s) for hot tubs – preferably a one piece, or a tankini
  • Sweatshirt, sweater, jacket
  • Coat
  • Rain jacket/poncho for rainy weather
  • Sturdy sandals
  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Shower shoes

Bedding & Towels

Campers have the option of sharing a Full, Queen, of King sized bed with another camper, or sleeping on a twin-sized inflatable mattress. Campers choosing to share a bed do not need to bring sheets, pillows or blankets. Towels & washcloths are provided. 

Campers choosing to sleep on an inflatable mattress must bring their own bedding:

  • Sleeping bag or Sheets/Blanket(s) (twin size)
  • Pillow
  • Extra sheets and plastic sheets if needed; Camp staff will discretely launder wet bed linens if necessary.

Personal & Toiletry Items

Campers must bring their own toiletry and personal care items.

  • Toothpaste/Toothbrush
  • Deodorant
  • Comb & brush
  • Sunscreen
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Soap & soap dish/box
  • Insect repellent
  • Feminine products
  • Bathrobe

Optional Items

  • Laundry bag
  • Sunglasses
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Diary/Journal, books, magazines
  • Camera (disposable preferred, marked with camper name)
  • Fan (cabins are air conditioned)
  • Cap or hat
  • Props for talent show (i.e. wig, face paint, song lyrics)

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Certain items do not lend themselves to our surroundings and are better left at home. The following items are not permitted at camp:

  • Cell Phones
  • iPods/iPads
  • Electronic games and devices
  • Laptops
  • CD Players
  • Radios
  • Video Cameras
  • money
  • Gum
  • Food from home
  • Knives and weapons
  • Drugs, alcohol, and cigarettes
  • Matches, lighters, candles, and fireworks
  • Pets

Campers found with any of these items, or any item(s) that could cause harm to campers, staff, or property will have said item confiscated and held with the camp administration until check-out. At that time the items will be returned to the campers' parent/guardian.