What to Bring

Clothing

For a quick reference on dress guidelines, download the What to Bring PDF.

Ladies

  • Modest shirts that cover the shoulders (no tight-fitting, low, spaghetti-strap, or midriff-showing shirts or shirts with writing or pictures that are contrary to biblical principles)
  • Loose-fitting walking or athletic-style shorts that extend to the top of the kneecap
  • Knee-length skirts, dresses, and shorts are appropriate for evening services.
  • Modest swimsuit that covers the midriff
  • T-shirt to wear over swimsuit (required when surfing on the FlowRider)

Note: No pants, jeans, capri pants, or short shorts. Wind/athletic pants permitted for ice skating and required to rock climb (facilities provided to change prior to these activities).

Criminal Justice

Participants need loose-fitting walking or athletic-style shorts that come to the top of the kneecap, 3–4 white crew neck T-shirts, gym shoes, extra pairs of socks, and a ball cap.

Drama

Participants need black flats and either a black knee-length dress or a white blouse and black knee-length skirt for the Showcase. Clothes for painting and building scenery need to be in good condition.

Music Academy

Participants need black dress shoes and either a concert dress (longer than knee-length; not sleeveless) or a black blouse and skirt (longer than knee-length) for the Gala Concert. Recital dress is Sunday/formal dress with dress shoes. Cellists should bring full skirts.

Gentlemen

  • Shirts (no cutoff sleeves or shirts with writing or pictures that are contrary to biblical principles)
  • Shorts that extend to the top of the kneecap
  • Casual pants, wind/athletic pants and jeans (jeans or wind/athletic pants required to rock climb)
  • Swim trunks (trunk-style only)

Note: Jewelry other than a watch or rings should not be worn.

Criminal Justice

Participants need tactical pants or shorts that come to the top of kneecap (not jeans), 3–4 white crew neck T-shirts, gym shoes, extra pairs of socks, and a ball cap.

Drama

Participants need a white dress shirt, black pants, dress shoes, and socks for the Showcase. Clothes for painting and building scenery need to be in good condition.

Music Academy

Participants need a white long-sleeved dress shirt, a conservative tie, and black dress slacks, dress shoes, and socks for performances. Black suit jackets will be provided or participants may bring their own.

Don't forget to bring tennis shoes, flip flops or water shoes (for the water park, Sports Center, and West Campus), a jacket/sweater for ice-skating, socks, and sleepwear.

Summer Camps/Youth Outreach Ministry reserves the right to ask anyone to change his or her clothing if, in the opinion of the staff, it does not comply with these expectations.

Bedding & Other Items

  • Pillow
  • Sleeping bag or twin sheets and blanket
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Laundry bag
  • Toiletries (hand soap, shampoo and conditioner, toothpaste, body wash, etc.)
  • Umbrella or rain jacket
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Notebook
  • Pen
  • Spending money (for Campus Store, Common Grounds Café, The Hub, The Hut, The Palms, The Pelican, The Gearbox, and vending machines)
  • Bible

Note:Campers are permitted to bring cell phones; however, we encourage these to be used for communication purposes only.

Camp-Specific Items

Art

Participants may bring digital images (phone, tablet, thumb drive) of their work for evaluation by camp instructional staff. Please do not bring original artwork to camp.

Drama

Participants should bring a 1–2 minute memorized reading from literature (poem, story, or essay).

Engineering & Science

Participants should bring a basic calculator, ruler, watch, and safety goggles.

History & Political Science

Participants may visit the National Naval Aviation Museum and need to bring a photo ID to camp for admittance. Those wanting to view the Giant Screen Theater at the museum should keep cash available for the desired shows.

Music Academy

Participants should bring at least two fully-prepared solos (with accompanist’s music), as well as music they are currently working on. Music will be supplied for orchestra and ensembles. Orchestra members should bring their own instruments or contact us at least two weeks before camp to make arrangements to rent. Piano students receive free piano use.

Nursing

Participants may bring their own stethoscope or order one for $15 by contacting us at least two weeks before camp.

Pre-Medicine

Participants should bring closed-toed shoes shoes.

Soccer

Participants need a water bottle, shin guards, shoes for indoor soccer, cleats, sunscreen, and bug spray.

Writing

Participants should bring a pencil, notebook paper, pocket folder, and USB flash drive for document storage.

What Not to Bring

  • Weapons of any kind such as guns, tasers, stun guns, knives (3″ or smaller pocketknives allowed), or pepper spray
  • Hazardous items such as combustible fluids, lighters, candles, candle warmers, incense, or fireworks
  • Entertainment items such as televisions, gaming consoles, computers, laptops, tablets, DVDs, movies, headphones, or ear buds
  • Items with divisive symbols