Preparing for Overnight Camp

Resident Camp Check-In

Resident Camp Check-In is 3pm to 3:30pm on the Sunday of your session. We will make sure that all of your forms have been submitted, get your camper settled into his/her room and get their adventure started.

Resident Camp Check-Out

Check-out for Resident Camp is 9:15am to 9:45am on the Saturday of your session.

Please contact the camp if your arrival or departure is different from the above schedule.

Parent’s Night

Every Friday, we offer a Parent’s Night at 4:00pm. This gives our parents a chance to see some of camp life. During the Parent Program, we talk about our week, sing a few songs and show our Session Slide Show produced by our campers. There is also the opportunity to meet your child’s counselor, go through our Lost & Found and even get some new Mountain Camp Woodside gear.

Lost and Found

Lost and found items will be kept in a designated spot in the Camp Office throughout the summer. Please check with the Camp Directors if you believe an item of yours was left behind at camp. We are unable to store lost and found items once camp is over and we will donate any unclaimed items after the final day of camp.

Cell Phones and Electronics Policy

Campers may not bring electronic devices to camp. We believe camp is a great opportunity for children to be independent of their parents, in a safe and supportive environment, for a short period of time. After many discussions with camp parents and careful consideration, we are no longer allowing electronic devices at Mountain Camp Woodside. This includes Music Players (iPods, MP3s, etc.), Hand Held Games (DS, PSP, etc.), Cell Phones, Electronic Readers (Kindles, iPads, etc.), Laptops and Radios. As electronic devices have grown increasingly more complex (with features like video, internet access, etc.), we believe they disrupt the camp environment and have the potential to negatively impact the camper’s experience. Cameras are allowed. We recommend a disposable camera

Not Allowed At Camp

We do not allow pets, weapons, drugs, alcohol, tobacco or other banned substances at camp.

Medication

If your camper needs medication, it must be turned in and logged with the Camp Nurses. All medicine must be in the original containers. Due to licensing, Camp Nurses are not allowed to dispense any medications not in their original containers.

If you will be sending either OTC or prescription medication with your camper that he/she will take only on an as needed or occasional basis, please complete the As Needed Medication – Check-In Form prior to the camper check-on to make things go quicker.

If your camper will be taking routine prescription medication while at camp, please complete our Routine Medication – Check-In Form prior to camper check-in to speed up the process.

Resident Camp Packing List

(Recommended for one week. Laundry service is available for all resident campers.) Please label everything so you can easily identify your camper’s belongings if they are left behind:

Clothing

  • 7 pairs of underwear
  • 1 set of pajamas
  • 3 pairs of shorts
  • 6 T-shirts
  • 2 pairs jeans/ sweatpants
  • 1 jacket

Swimwear

  • 1 beach towel
  • 2 swimsuits

Footwear

  • 6 pairs of socks
  • 2 pairs of athletic shoes
  • 1 pair of flip flops/ sandals/ water shoes
Bath

  • 1 bath towel
  • Toiletries (toothbrush/paste, soap, shampoo, condition, sun block, lotion, lip protection, & carrying case

Bedding

  • Sleeping bag/ comforter
  • Fitted sheets (twin bed)
  • Pillow

Optional

  • Book
  • Reading materials
  • Journal
  • Musical instrument

Camp Store

Mountain Camp Woodside has a camp store available for our Overnight Campers. The store is open from 5pm to 6pm and it carries an abundance of awesome Mountain Camp Woodside gear (t-shirts, hats, sweatshirts, pants and all sorts of other camp souvenirs).

Campers can set up a debit account with the store on the first day of camp (checks or cash only).
Recommended amount for a 1-week session:

Apparel (sweatshirts, t-shirts, pants, stuffed animals, etc.) – $60-$80

Overnight Camp Parent Pack
Please click on our Resident Camp Parent Pack for our downloadable version.

First Time Camper Webinar
Please click here for a link to our “First Time Camper Orientation” webinar.