Coming to Camp

Packing & Theme Nights

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Packing List

What to bring: your swimsuit. What not to bring: your pet wallaby. Pick a camp below for the full list!

Now updated for Summer 2023!

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Springs Packing List

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Theme Nights

Sunday: The Amazing Space Calling all travelers! We will be embarking on an adventure this summer that not only allows us to travel across the world as a tourist and explorer, but across the galaxies too! The Amazing Space is a night where we will compete with other cabins not only to stamp our passports by accomplishing missions internationally, but intergalactically. Come dressed as a tourist, explorer, space traveler, flight attendant, an actual planet, or anything that screams “travel,” “space travel,” or both!

Monday: GAMEOVER! Haven’t you always wanted to see your favorite board games, phone games, game shows, and video games all come to life at the same time? Well, get ready for GAME OVER! It’s a night where you come dressed as your favorite game from any of those categories, and play a wild new game engineered by our own experts here at the Springs. We can’t wait to see what you guys come up with. Get ready for the gamiest game you’ve ever gamed in your entire game.

Tuesday: HueTube TV Attention campers! Weird things are happening! All of the TV show characters have been swept into an alternate color-crazed dimension. On HueTube TV night, you’ll see the effects of these strange happenings up close! Come dressed as your favorite appropriate TV character, or simply dress as your favorite color from head to toe. You can even go crazy and make your character colorful! It’s dance night, which means we can’t wait to see these TV characters breakin' it down.

Wednesday: Lou Lou Luau Already a Springs tradition, Wednesday nights out on Lake Lou Lou are majestic fun. We have an island themed party with boating, swimming, nomming on a special surprise dinner, and lots of Luau-inspired games. We will also enjoy a sunset and outdoor worship. Come dressed in your Hawaiian gear, ready for the chillest of hangs!

Thursday: Fortress Do you have what it takes to be a hero for your platoon? What does that even mean? Find out on Thursday nights as we play the game of all games: FORTRESS! As we march, crawl, and ultimately sneak through Fortress forest, we answer the debate: do campers always lose? Do campers always win? We think you know the answer. Come decked out in camo gear, black athletic wear, even full ghillie suits as you try and be the first campers ever to defeat the Fire Force in Fortress Forest.

Friday: Springs Got Talent We were all created with so many different gifts and talents. Some of our talents are noticed by others, and some… well, sometimes we are the only ones who see it. Thankfully we’ve got our SGT judges to sort it all out! Some campers will get to display talents that they genuinely possess, while some of our staff will have the opportunity to display talents that they didn’t even know they had! The evening starts with a nice dinner, and the show right after, so come dressed to impress!

Don’t Bring

  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • E-cigarettes / Vape Pens
  • Electronics / Cell Phones
  • Shaving Cream
  • Fireworks
  • Spaghetti strap shirts
  • Books / Magazines
  • Gum

As a general rule, if you can’t bring it to school, you shouldn’t bring it to camp.

Ridge Packing List

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Theme Nights

Sunday: Ridge Mathletes vs Ridge Athletes Nothing says “Welcome to Camp!” like a little competition! We are going to finally settle the age old feud between Mathletes and Athletes. Come wearing your favorite jersey to side with the jocks, or deck out in spectacles, suspenders, and calculator on hand to stand with the brainiacs. a2 + b2 = SEE2 you there to kickstart the best week of your life!

Monday: Grade Wars Will the Seniors take the crown? Will the Freshmen shock the world? You’ll just have to be a part of the RIDGE GRADE WARS to find out! Freshmen: grab your crew and get your pirate gear ready. Sophomores: 3…2…1… BLAST OFF and wear anything and everything extraterrestrial from outer space. Juniors: grab your capes because we need you to save the day as superheroes. Seniors: howdy partners, come boot scoot n boogie your way to victory in your best cowboy or cowgirl get up.

Tuesday: Isolation Island ATTN ALL: THIS IS NOT A DRILL. Isolation Island is the name. Incognito is the game. Grab your camo gear or dark clothing to avoid being caught by the opps - your counselors! Your mission will not be foiled. Failure is not an option.

Wednesday: Party Animals Who let these dawgs out? Who? Who? Who? Who? And who painted them neon? Come, all you crazy party animals, for the dance party of the century! Dress up as your favorite friend from the animal kingdom and throw in some crazy neon colors too while you’re at it!

Thursday: Yacht Club Who? Big Chillers Only. What? The chillest night of your summer as we kick it at the Wake Park. Bring? Your towel, your swimmies, your sunnies (and anything else Hawaiian). Provided? Good rays! Good food! And a guaranteed good time!

Friday: Ridge Night Live Friday night is for your Sunday’s best! Come dressed in modest church attire and ready to enjoy some fine dining and even finer entertainment, starring your very own counselors!

Don’t Bring

  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • E-cigarettes / Vape Pens
  • Electronics / Cell Phones
  • Shaving Cream
  • Fireworks
  • Spaghetti strap shirts
  • Books / Magazines
  • Gum

As a general rule, if you can’t bring it to school, you shouldn’t bring it to camp.

Timbers Packing List

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Theme Nights

Sunday: Mascot Mania What’s better than a camp-wide competition? A camp-wide competition with MASCOTS. Get ready to laugh harder than the Pillsbury doughboy and run faster than Tony the Tiger in this fun-filled, mascot-themed mayhem! Whether your favorite mascot is Philly Phanatic, the Kool-Aid Man, or Mickey Mouse, rep your gear and come ready to compete!

Monday: Happy Holiday Hooplah This just in! Holidays are flooding into the Pine Cove Timbers for one MASSIVE holiday-themed party! Every holiday from Christmas to the 4th of July to Flag Day will be in attendance! Suit up in your favorite festive attire and prepare for a years’ worth of celebrations rolled into one night!

Tuesday: Galactic Glow Up Get Down 3…2…1…BLAST OFF into cosmic color chaos! Shoot for the moon as you grab your brightest, shiniest, craziest neon get up and get ready to show off the best dance moves this side of the Milky Way. Houston is gonna have a problem if this glowing dance party is astro-NOT out of this world!

Wednesday: Shiver Me Timbers 8th grade: Our eighth graders will be voyaging through the high seas of Old Faithful on a vessel built by your own hands! Grab your pirate hats, your Hawaiian shirts, and your pet parrots (fake, of course) for our luau! 9th grade: Walk the plank on over to the Shores for a chill night of games, hangs, and discovering what life after Timbers is like! No need to pack themed clothes for this casual night down at the Shores.

Thursday: Recon At night, campers always win! Prove it by sneaking through the Recon Forest in camouflage and running shoes to collect intel and defeat Striker Force.

Friday: Timbucks Join us for (fancy!) dinner and a (laughing!) show. Wear spiffy clothes for this night of fine dining and entertainment!

Don’t Bring

  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • E-cigarettes / Vape Pens
  • Electronics / Cell Phones
  • Shaving Cream
  • Fireworks
  • Spaghetti strap shirts
  • Books / Magazines
  • Gum

As a general rule, if you can’t bring it to school, you shouldn’t bring it to camp.

Ranch Packing List

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Theme Nights

Sunday: Seasonings Greetings Let’s ring in the New Week with a night of festive flavors! Help us celebrate special days and special dishes by dressing up in your favorite holiday attire or as your favorite seasoning or dish! You’ll run around camp and bond with your cabin as Christmas meets chili, Easter meets egg rolls, and New Years meets Nutella. Merry mingling!

Monday: History Mystery We’ve lost track of time here at the Ranch, literally, and we need your help finding it! Come as historical figures from all different time periods or a Sherlock-style sleuth to team up and correct this error of eras, by collecting clues and competing as a cabin on this historical night of mystery!

Tuesday: The Career Fair Enter a world where you’ve already landed your dream job and are heading to the county fair! If you can dream it you can be it! Come dressed for success or simply dress for a good ole fashion western county fair! Whether your dream job includes wearing a hard hat, cowboy hat, lab coat, or jersey, come ready to play some thrilling games at the most exciting Career Fair you’ve ever attended!

Wednesday: Destination Dance-off: Mountains vs Beaches This Destination Dance-off will answer the age old question, do you prefer the mountains or the beach? Cold vs. hot, flannels vs floaties, skis vs. sandcastles, hot cocoa vs. coconuts. Whether you’re in hiking boots or crocs, everyone will have on their dancing shoes as we dance through the slopes and sand together.

Thursday: Commando This game is a Ranch tradition for a reason! Blend in with camouflage or dark clothing so you can maneuver past the Rambo Force who are determined that “Campers Always Lose.” This classic night-time game is getting a fun facelift this year, so come ready for new twists and turns in this thrilling night of action-packed adventure!

Friday: Game Show Gala Let’s wrap up the week in style! Trade in your activewear for sundresses and polos as you walk the red carpet at our middle-school gala. We’ll celebrate the week with fancy food and put a special Pine Cove spin on classic game show games.

Don’t Bring

  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • E-cigarettes / Vape Pens
  • Electronics / Cell Phones
  • Shaving Cream
  • Fireworks
  • Spaghetti strap shirts
  • Books / Magazines
  • Gum

As a general rule, if you can’t bring it to school, you shouldn’t bring it to camp.

Pine Cove City Packing List

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Theme Days

2023 Theme Days will be posted soon. Check back for the full list!

Don’t Bring

  • Cell phones
  • Portable video games
  • Water guns
  • Fireworks
  • Knives

As a general rule, if you can’t bring it to school, you shouldn’t bring it to camp.

Towers Packing List

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Theme Nights

Sunday: Superhero Showdown Camp is in need of your heroic help! Dress as your favorite classic super hero or make up your very own. Be sure to bring your super powers as we run around camp to save the Towers!

Monday: Pitch Black Attack Break out the camo, face paint, dark clothes, and tennis shoes. The posse is making plans and we need campers to stand strong and defeat them!

Tuesday: Mr. Merkus and His Magnificent Circus The Big Top is back when Mr. Merkus pulls into camp! He'll bring the games, the events, and attractions and you come prepared to cash in your tickets for all the fun that this night has to offer!

Wednesday: Intergalactic Glow Prepare for a night out of this world! When camp combines with a space odyssey it results in a night full of neon glow! Come dressed as an astronaut, alien or decked out in your favorite neon color. This night is bound to leave us feeling over the moon!

Thursday: Battle for the Bands This battle is bound to be one for the ages! Campers will be tasked with taking back the Towers in a competition that is certain to get messy! Bring an old bathing suit and girls be sure to pack some shorts...you'll likely want to throw these away

Friday: Coolossus Craze What better way to end the best week of the year than with a pool party that'll knock your Crocs off!? We'll dive into the deep end of fun as we wrap up your time with a splash bash in our pool called the Coolossus!

Don’t Bring

  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Electronics / Cell Phones
  • Shaving Cream
  • Fireworks
  • Spaghetti strap shirts
  • Books / Magazines
  • Gum

As a general rule, if you can’t bring it to school, you shouldn’t bring it to camp.

Chimney Point Packing List

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Theme Nights

Sunday: Welcome “YOU’RE HERE! YOU MADE IT! THAT’S AWESOME!” Be ready for a night of chill as you relax and enjoy camp. Welcome!

Monday: The Chimney Point Masters: A Tradition Unlike Any Other One of the most prominent athletic events in all the world takes place in our very own southeast region. Monday nights of summer 2023 will pay homage to the greenest fairways, chiseled greens, and beautiful landscape that is The Masters Tournament. Join us in a camp wide putt-putt contest where you and your family can sport your favorite golf polos or traditional trousers of ole. We ask that you bring your own putter if you have it or we will provide one for you.

Tuesday: Date Night Parents only! Enjoy a peaceful dinner for two, and we’ll take care of the kiddos!

Wednesday: Denim, Denim, Denim Ever thought about mixing two of the most culturally influential entities into one big theme night? You guessed it, Super Mario and Jeans! Grab your denim and your Nintendo controller for Denim, Denim, Denim! Super Mario paved the way for video games and animation for years to come while denim has been our fashion cornerstone for generations! Come sporting your favorite Nintendo character or denim head to toe like you’re on a 90’s red carpet!

Thursday: Banquet Night Parents, join us for a fine night of dining while your youngsters have a blast with their counselors!

Friday: Famous Families Forever! Bring your whole crew in a family wide theme of dressing like an iconic family that you love. You could dress as your favorite animated family like the Incredibles or take a more realistic approach with The Brady Bunch! Enjoy old television? Maybe the Jetson’s is your perfect fit! Big family? No problem for the Baker family of Cheaper by the Dozen. We will roll out the red carpet and paparazzi for this famous family parade through the ages!

Don’t Bring

  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Animals
  • Fireworks
  • A Functioning Antique Grandfather Clock

As a general rule, if you can’t bring it to school, you shouldn’t bring it to camp.

Crier Creek Packing List

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Theme Nights

Sunday: Welcome “YOU’RE HERE! YOU MADE IT! THAT’S AWESOME!” Be ready for a night of chill as you relax and enjoy camp. Welcome!

Monday: Monday Mario Mayhem Do you have what it takes to successfully save camp from the villainous King Koopa? You’ll need to grab Luigi, Peach, and Yoshi to help you on your journey. Compete in mini games to make it to the castle to save the day! Lookout for power-ups to help you, but be careful not to run into cheep-cheeps that might try to stop you!

Tuesday: Date Night Parents only! Enjoy a peaceful dinner for two, and we’ll take care of the kiddos!

Wednesday: Seriously Camp! This night will be no joke! Have you ever wondered what the other side of the gauntlet looked like? Or think you missed your calling of being a camp counselor? Grab your fanny pack and put your crocs in sport mode for night that will make you want to do more than just sing kumbaya!

Thursday: Banquet Night Parents, join us for a fine night of dining while your youngsters have a blast with their counselors!

Friday: DisGLOW Fever Everyone will be buzzin' about your bright and shining getup! Whether you are ready to light up the dance floor or just light up the room, it’s all the same to us! Boogie on down to this neonight!

Don’t Bring

  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Animals
  • Fireworks
  • A Functioning Antique Grandfather Clock

As a general rule, if you can’t bring it to school, you shouldn’t bring it to camp.

Outback Packing List

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Theme Nights

Sunday: Surf 'N Turf Which is better, land or sea? Well you’ll find out as you choose either to wear your favorite beach attire or your favorite sports team’s jersey as we decide the best of both worlds!

Monday: Knight at the Museum The Sword of King Arthur has been stolen, and we need your help! Grab your magnifying glass, put on your strongest armor, or dress like a museum exhibit as you try to figure out whodunnit!

Tuesday: The Royal Pixel Ball Mario has decided to put on a royal ball, and rumor has it the whole Disney universe is invited! Dress like your favorite Disney or video game character as we dance until it’s game over!

Wednesday: Battle at the Billabong While the 8th graders experience all that the Ridge has to offer, the 6th and 7th graders will put on their eyepatch and sea legs as they journey into the sea to embark on a pirate battle for the ages!

Thursday: OI (Operation Infiltration) Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to throw on all the dark and camo colored clothing you can, as you sneak the Outback in order to complete a mission Impossible!

Friday: Late Night at the Outback As the week draws to a close, the party’s only just begun! Wear your Sunday best as you watch your counselor compete in crazy and wacky games!

Don’t Bring

  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • E-cigarettes / Vape Pens
  • Electronics / Cell Phones
  • Shaving Cream
  • Fireworks
  • Spaghetti strap shirts
  • Books / Magazines
  • Gum

As a general rule, if you can’t bring it to school, you shouldn’t bring it to camp.

Silverado Packing List

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Theme Nights

Sunday: Rado Round Up Howdy, partner! Grab your cowboy hat, flannel shirt, and boots as we take on some of the Rado’s best station games! Don’t forget to keep an eye out for Dirty Dan…

Monday: Superhero Showdown Zap! Pow! Bam! Wham! Calling all superheroes! Sport your favorite superhero and get ready to zoom around camp! Capes are strongly encouraged!

Tuesday: Patriotic Pool Party Deck out in your red, white, and blue because it’s time to hit the pool! Let’s make a splash and party like it’s the 4th of July!

Wednesday: Geriatric Jam Break out of the retirement home because it’s time to break down on the dance floor! Grab your walkers and wigs and get ready to boogie!

Thursday: Stealth Patrol SHHH! The Stealth Patrol are on the loose! Grab your stealthiest camo and get ready to sneak your way around camp to defeat the Stealth Patrol!

Friday: Battle of the Brumbies We’ll need your help to defeat Barracuda the Brumbie King! Bring your swimsuit and your game face and get ready to compete! Campers always win!

Don’t Bring

  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Electronics / Cell Phones
  • Shaving Cream
  • Fireworks
  • Spaghetti strap shirts
  • Books / Magazines
  • Gum

As a general rule, if you can’t bring it to school, you shouldn’t bring it to camp.

Bluffs Packing List

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Theme Nights

Sunday: Welcome “YOU’RE HERE! YOU MADE IT! THAT’S AWESOME!” Be ready for a night of chill as you relax and enjoy camp. Welcome!

Monday: Night at the Museum Join us as we embark on a journey back in time through historical exhibits that come to life right before your eyes. From Christopher Columbus, Teddy Roosevelt and Jedidiah to Napoleon Bonaparte, Sacagawea and Larry Daley - we’re thrilled to see which museum figure you choose to be!

Tuesday: Date Night Parents only! Enjoy a peaceful dinner for two, and we’ll take care of the kiddos!

Wednesday: Rodeo Disco Calling all cowboys and cowgirls! Can we get a yeehaw?! This may not be your first rodeo, but we ask that y’all saddle up with us for supper and a show. Grab your boots ‘cause this is fixin’ to be a hoedown throwdown that’ll make you want to two-step the night away.

Thursday: Banquet Night Parents, join us for a fine night of dining while your youngsters have a blast with their counselors!

Friday: Birthday Jersey Jamboree Let’s cap off the week with a night full of food, football and fun as we celebrate the Bluffs 20th birthday! Rock your favorite jersey and party hat for a summer jamboree that’s guaranteed to make history!

Don’t Bring

  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Animals
  • Fireworks
  • A Functioning Antique Grandfather Clock

As a general rule, if you can’t bring it to school, you shouldn’t bring it to camp.

Woods Packing List

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Theme Nights

Sunday: Welcome “YOU’RE HERE! YOU MADE IT! THAT’S AWESOME!” Be ready for a night of chill as you relax and enjoy camp. Welcome!

Monday: Treasure Cove Ahoy matey! Come dressed in your favorite pirate attire and help us find the hidden treasure at the Woods!

Tuesday: Date Night Parents only! Enjoy a peaceful dinner for two, and we’ll take care of the kiddos!

Wednesday: Space Jammies Throw on your nightgown and slippers or lace up your sneakers and grab your jersey – we’re dreaming of our Talent Show that will be out of this world!

Thursday: Banquet Night Parents, join us for a fine night of dining while your youngsters have a blast with their counselors!

Friday: Surf 'n Turf Block Party isn’t complete without your go-to Hawaiian shirt and lei! Don’t forget to pack your cleats for our Baklaball and Turkish games to wrap up an incredible week at camp.

Don’t Bring

  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Animals
  • Fireworks
  • A Functioning Antique Grandfather Clock

As a general rule, if you can’t bring it to school, you shouldn’t bring it to camp.

Shores Packing List

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Theme Nights

Sunday: Battle of the G.O.A.T.S. Lebron vs. Jordan, Mia Hamm vs. Alex Morgan, Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady, Guy Fieri vs. Bobby Flay?! Pick the GOAT (greatest of all time) in ANY category and get ready to battle it out and see who comes out on top!

Monday: Mythical Creature Mayhem Unicorns, Dragons and Fairies OH MY! Put on your thinking cap and dress as the wildest mythical creature you can think of. We'll head to the Huma and see if our band of creatures can defeat the infamous Loch Ness Monster.

Tuesday: Espionage Sir, yes sir! Evade the evil strikerforce to reach the Secret Tower in this age-old Shores Night Game. Bring your camo, gilly suits, and all things green!

Wednesday: Your Parents Prom Time to pull the retro trunks out of the attic (or thrift store!) and come ready to boogie! We're going to relive your parents most iconic (and tacky) event: their Prom. 80s dresses and suits are encouraged, of course.

Thursday: Dock Rock Did someone say lake day? Come ready for a luau-style party on the water. Beach volleyball, wake-boarding, and pizza! What could be better?

Friday: Game Shore Network Leave the gym shorts and t-shirts in the cabin and put on your Sunday, I mean Friday best! Kick back, relax, and enjoy dinner and a show as your counselors bring the laughs from stage.

Don’t Bring

  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • E-cigarettes / Vape Pens
  • Electronics / Cell Phones
  • Shaving Cream
  • Fireworks
  • Spaghetti strap shirts
  • Books / Magazines
  • Gum

As a general rule, if you can’t bring it to school, you shouldn’t bring it to camp.

Packing

Packing meds can bring up a lot of questions, and there are some important state and local regulations we need to follow. We put all the info together into a handy-dandy guide to tell you everything you need to know, including prescription guidelines, leaving OTC meds at home, when meds are given out, and more.

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Medication

How to Pack Meds

Packing meds can bring up a lot of questions. Find even more answers in our in-depth guide to medication.

All Meds to Nurse

State law mandates that all medication (prescription and OTC) is kept in the health center, so pack them separately.

Leave OTC meds & vitamins home

Save the space! We stock plenty of over-the-counter meds. If you must pack them they need to be placed in blister packs processed and filled by a certified pharmacist.

Original Containers

All prescription medications must be in their original containers.

Up-to-Date

All medication must be prescribed to the camper. Check the expiration date – all meds must be current!

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