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What to Bring

We have updated this list for Summer 2020 to mitigate COVID-19.

Please have ALL items clearly labeled with your camper’s first and last name.

Every day, each camper should bring to camp:

  • Lunch in a bag or small lunchbox. We will not provide refrigeration for campers’ lunches this summer, so please pack lunch with an ice pack. Riverlea provides “bug juice” (Gatorade), milk, and water.
  •  A bathing suit. We ask campers to leave their bathing suits at camp for the whole session on their individual labeled hook to avoid the risk of leaving it at home and being unable to swim.
  • A towel.
  • River shoes that can be left at camp in the camper’s cubby.
  • Sunscreen (Spray sunscreen encouraged).
  • Refillable water bottle, packed outside the lunchbox. Nothing beats constant and immediate access to water. This really helps keep the kids hydrated and happy.

What to wear:

  • Comfortable clothes that can get dirty.
  • Closed-toe, comfortable shoes. Sneakers are highly recommended. Keens are popular and dual-function as dry shoes and water shoes.
  • Sunscreen.

Optional items:

  • Hat
  • Individual activity for rest hour (book, coloring book, journal)
  • Tennis racquet.
  • Extra snack for the afternoon. Due to food allergies, campers may eat only in the Shire under supervision of a counselor. During free swim in the afternoon, we will have a table where campers can eat the rest of their lunch or a snack from home.

Please do NOT bring:

  • Toys.
  • Electronics.
  • Trading cards or any cards other than standard playing cards.
  • Jewelry.


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