Packing For Camp

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Packing for camp is so much fun! We receive many questions regarding packing and have tried to answer any packing questions below. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact our office at 828.693.3182.

What should I pack for camp?

The best place to start is by looking over our camp packing lists.

Electronics

We do not allow electronic items, including cell phones, iPods, DVD players, Apple Watches, wi-fi devices, e-readers, iPads, etc. These items will be placed in our safe on Opening Day. Digital cameras without Internet capabilities are allowed. We provide each cabin with an iPod of camp-appropriate music for your daughter to enjoy. If your daughter would like to bring camp appropriate music to share with her cabin, please burn music to CDs prior to arriving at camp.

Food

Campers are not allowed to bring any food, gum, or candy to camp (and may not receive these in the mail).

Valuables

Please do not bring any valuables to camp! We cannot be responsible for lost things.

Decorating Your Bunk

When your daughter arrives, we will have sheets and red jersey-style blanket available for you to use. Many parents choose to bring their own sheets and blanket. Please know that we cannot wash personal sheets through our laundry system, so please bring two sets. You will need to bring your own pillow and pillowcases for your bed.

Many girls LOVE making their bunks feel warm and welcoming. In an effort to simplify Opening Day and make the cabin feel less crowded, we only allow campers to use bedding items and photos to decorate their bunks. Your daughter may want to bring pictures from home, stuffed animals, a special blanket, or small pillows to make her space feel homey. These decorations are not necessary, but many girls do bring things to personalize their space.

Please remember, we do not allow electric or battery operated string lights. Please also do not bring extension cords.

Frequent Questions

My daughter is coming to August camp. Does she really need all the stuff on this camp packing list?

Good question, and one we get asked quite often! Even though the time frame is shorter, your daughter will still need enough clothes to make it through her 10 days at camp. You can judge accordingly based on the time frame; however, many of our clothing suggestions will be needed during her 2-week stay.

Should I bring a trunk or a duffel bag?

There is no wrong answer to this question! If it is your first summer at Greystone, we would recommend using a duffel or a plastic trunk (or rubbermaid box). All of our camp beds have big drawers underneath them, and girls will unpack all of their clothes into these drawers. Duffels are easy to fold up and stuff in your drawer, while plastic tubs allow you to keep extra items, like towels and tennis rackets, on your porch.

Can I bring plug-in devices for my daughter’s bunk (like fans, lights, etc.)?

Each bunk will have one outlet available for a plug-in fan. You can use a stand-alone or clip-on fan; we would recommend a clip-on fan. We do not allow any other plug-in devices at camp (this is a safety issue enforced by our fire marshal). We also do not allow extension cords of any kind. We do not allow string lights, including plug-in or battery-operated string lights.

Does my daughter really need a sleeping bag?

At our June and Main sessions, each cabin group will have the opportunity to enjoy an overnight while at camp, so these campers will need a sleeping bag. As these can happen on the same night, sisters will not be able to share a sleeping bag.

Does my daughter’s Sunday dress need to be white?

No! Girls can wear a simple skirt or dress to our Sunday worship service. They will change into whites after church.

If my daughter forgets something, what do I do?

We can help your daughter find almost anything she needs. Our Greystone Store sells batteries, flashlights, hair brushes, tooth brushes, tooth paste, sunscreen, lip gloss, soap, shampoo, whites, etc. If you must send something important to your daughter, please read our Package Policy first.

I see that you have a 1-piece bathing suit rule. What about a tankini?

We ask that you only pack 1-piece bathing suits and no tankinis.

Is there anything my daughter can’t bring to camp?

Campers are prohibited from bringing the following to camp: alcohol, tobacco and tobacco products (including electronic and vaping devices), illegal drugs or devices needed to use these drugs, weapons, personal vehicles, and animals. Greystone reserves the right to search as needed. Possession of any of the listed items will result in immediate dismissal. Greystone will also dismiss any camper who steals, bullies, or is disruptive to the camp community.