For Parents

What To Bring

Please print this list for reference as you pack for your week at camp.  We are excited to have you join us and want to be sure you have everything you need for the week!

  • Parental release form
  • Sleeping bag or bedding and pillow
  • Pajamas
  • Shorts and long pants
  • T-shirts and long sleeve shirts
  • Jacket or sweatshirt for cooler days and nights
  • Athletic shoes for games, hiking and other activities
  • A pair of shoes that can get wet and/or muddy
  • Sandals for the bath houses and walking to and from the water front
  • 2 towels (one for the waterfront and one for bathing)
  • Modest, one-piece swimming suit (or a dark swim shirt to wear over a swimsuit)
  • Bible, notebook or journal, and pens
  • Toiletry items (Toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, etc.)
  • Sunscreen and bug spray
  • Flashlight
  • Stamps and stationery if you would like to write home
  • Camera if you would like to take pictures
  • Water bottle if desired (there is drinking water around camp)
  • Medication in its original container
  • Raincoat or poncho
  • Excitement and energy for the greatest week of your summer!


Packing Tips

Here are some great packing tips to make sure that your camper has a great week.

  • Girls: shorts should reach past your fingertips and tank top straps should be at least as wide as two fingers.
  • Put your sleeping bag or bedding in a bag with your pillow so that it is easier to carry through camp.
  • Place all toiletries in a plastic bag that is easy to carry to and from the bath houses each day.
  • It is recommended that you bring a garbage bag or laundry bag for dirty clothes. You may even want an extra plastic bag or two in case your child has to bring home wet clothes or swimsuits.
  • Write your camper’s name or initials on each item.
  • Make your bags visually distinctive through bright ribbons, duct tape, or bag tags
  • Please make sure all medications are in their original containers and are turned in to the health officer immediately upon arrival to camp.
  • We have plenty of first aid items in the health office, so please don’t worry about non-prescription medications, bandages or ointments.
  • For clothing items, remember to pack enough for one change of clothes each day of camp.


What NOT to pack

It is a good idea to leave some items at home for the week of camp.

  • Food (If there is a special dietary need, please let us know when your child arrives at camp and we will store necessary food items in the kitchen.)
  • Valuables that might get lost or stolen
  • Unnecessary electronics (phones may be used as cameras but are otherwise discouraged at camp)
  • Over the counter medications (we have a Health Office stocked with OTC medications for campers if a particular need arises)
  • Extra money (you can put money on your child’s store account when you arrive or ahead of time, but please do not plan to keep money in your cabin)

*The following items are also prohibited as stated in the Higher Ground at Lake Louise policies, and if found on a camper will result in confiscation of the item(s) and may result in immediate dismissal from camp:

  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco (in any form),
  • Illegal drugs (ALL medications must be turned in to the Health Officer),
  • Firearms
  • Knives (including multi-tools that have a knife)


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