What to Bring

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

Every day, each camper should bring to camp:

  • Refillable water bottle, packed outside the lunchbox. Nothing beats constant and immediate access to water. This really helps keep the kids hydrated.
  • Lunch in a bag or small lunchbox. We refrigerate camper lunches, so please do not include an ice pack. Riverlea provides “bug juice” (Gatorade) and water.
  • A bathing suit.
  • A towel.
  • River shoes that can be left at camp in the camper’s cubby.
  • Sunscreen (spray sunscreen encouraged to mitigate person-to-person exposure).

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 & Bug spray.

Optional items:

  • Hat
  • Individual activity for rest hour (book, coloring or activity book, journal)
  • Extra snack for the morning or afternoon. During the morning we will provide a light snack of something like veggie straws and Gatorade. Campers can bring another snack. They will just need to let their main counselor know that during our morning break, they need to get their food.  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 or phones.
  • Trading cards or any cards other than standard playing cards.
  • Jewelry.

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