Campers are required to recite a daily verse with no more than two
helps (a help is 2-3 words). Recitation of the reference and the
verse(s) are both required. There is a verse to recite every day at
camp, so it is highly recommended that you study them before coming to
camp. Verses may be recited from the King James Version, New King
James Version, New International Version (1984 Version), or English
It is our policy that campers clothing should not draw unnecessary
attention to themselves. Campers (and parents) are required to
exercise modesty and discretion regarding the selection of camper's
clothing. To guide you in selecting the clothing to bring to camp,
here are the basic principles of our dress code:
- All shirts, blouses and dresses must have sleeves.
- Halter-tops and bare-midriff clothing are not allowed.
Shorts are acceptable, but they must be long enough that the bottom
of the leg is 3" or less from the top of the knee when standing
(approximately the width of a dollar bill). Shorts must also be of
the loose fitting "walking shorts" variety and not split-sided
jogging shorts, or compression-style shorts alone or under other
For dresses and skirts the hem must be no shorter than 3" above the
T-shirts and other garments with inappropriate writing or language
are not allowed.
Girls swimsuits should be one-piece or the tankini style two-piece
where the midriff is covered. Bikinis, cut-offs, plunging necklines,
and/or high-cut leg openings are not allowed.
Boys swimsuits should be the regular "board shorts" style.
Speedo-style racing swimsuits or cutoffs are not allowed.
The purpose of the dress code is simply for reduce the amount of
distractions the campers have. We believe our dress code helps the
campers focus on forming lasting and authentic relationships with
Christ and the other campers.
What to Pack for Camp
- Sleeping bag or sheets and a blanket
- Bible, Notebook, Pens/Pencils
- Bath Towel & Pool Towel
Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, deodorant, etc.)
- Laundry bag for dirty clothes
- Closed-toe sneakers for game time
- Closed-toe water shoes or old sneakers for water games
Clothes for a week (see dress code above) with plenty of extra
shirts and underwear. We'll usually play several wet games during
the week, and running out of dry/clean clothes is rather unpleasant.
Dress Clothes for the Friday night banquet (this can be as simple as
a nice shirt and jeans, but many kids dress up nicer)
- Swimsuit (see the dress code above)
Spending money for snack shop, craft shop, or missions offering
(preferably in small bills). We suggest around $15 for the snack
shop, plus extra if your camper may go to the craft shop or want to
donate to our missions offering. Money raised primarily supports our
Awana missionaries and Jim Walter of Camp Tohiglo.
You can also bring your own snack food, but it has to be kept in the
snack shop and not in the cabin. Any snacks sent to a camper in a
package also need to be stored in the snack shop.
Drawstring bag for carrying Bible/notebook/water bottle around camp.
- Wrist watch
Camera (can be digital, but cell phones are not allowed) Keep in
mind that every camper will receive a link to all the pictures taken
by our camp photographer throughout the week.
Instruments & Sheet Music (if they want to perform during the
Friday night banquet)
- Bike (campers can ride them during afternoon free time only)
- Bug Spray (mainly for the Archery or Rifle Ranges)
Paper, envelopes, and stamps if your camper wants to write letters
Water bottle with camper's name on it. We keep plenty of water
coolers around camp to refill it.
For high-school week only, we sometimes play games in the mud. So a
set of clothes that is okay to get stained or you don't mind
throwing out afterwards is a good idea.
Prescription medication must be turned into the camp nurse at
registration and cannot be kept in the cabin. Please keep medication
in original container.
Do not bring:
Cell Phones. We're serious about this. Please leave them with your
parents or we can also keep them locked in the camp office for the
Other Electronics (video games, MP3 players, tablets,
internet-connected watches, etc)
- Weapons or explosives of any kind.
Tobacco, any type of e-cigarette, alcohol, or illegal substances.
Once again, the goal of these restrictions is to help minimize
distractions so the campers are able to focus on God and making new
friends at camp.