Time to Pack the Bags!
Please freshly launder** and dry on high heat all bedding (including pillows) before packing them. It is best to label everything (socks & underwear too!) with camper name! Additional items for some programs are listed below.***
Camper Equipment list for five night stay:
Day backpack/Book bag
Socks (9 pair)
Underwear (daily change)
Shoes/Sneakers/Boots (2 Pair)
Long pants (2-3 pair)
Swimsuits (one piece)*
Shorts (3-4 pair)
Shirts (daily change +1 or 2)
Sweater/Sweatshirt (1 or 2)
Rain gear (poncho or rain coat)
Slippers for use in sleeping space
Laundry bag labeled with child’s name
Freshly Laundered Sleeping bag** or 3 blankets
Freshly Laundered Extra blanket** for cool nights
Freshly Laundered Sheets**
Fitted sheet for mattress & flat sheet for hot nights
Freshly Laundered Pillow & pillowcase**
Health & Permission Forms*
Medications* in original containers
Soap & Soapbox
Book for rest time
Bible* camp has for campers without
re-addressed, stamped envelopes
An outfit (including footwear) that can get REALLY MESSY/MUDDY
Alumni campers: Your Wanake Nametag & Pins from a prior year(s)
Camera/film Sunglasses Items for the Mission Project*
Remember camp is a place for exploring and playing hard.
Campers should be able to get wet and dirty without undue concern
for clothing. Old clothes are the best option.
For All Programs that include horseback riding lessons or activities —Bring these Additional Items for your safety:
(It is helpful, but not required for a horse ride or trail ride.)
· Heeled boot or shoe made of thick materials with a smooth sole. The heel must be at least a 1/4 inch high.—If you do not already have a heeled boot that matches this description, check a local thrift store. Wanake also has a boot bank for lending campers boots at camp.
· Long pants and short sleeved shirts to wear when riding
· Activity Participation Agreement (Click on Link)
· Optional: Your own Horse Riding Helmet. (Wanake supplies helmets.)
Specialty Camps: Additional Items to Bring***
· Items for the Wanake Craft Cabin, used or new: bailing twine, yarn, crayons, old/used/new candles, markers, card stock, paint, embroidery floss, paper, beads, string/lacing, scissors, duct tape, tye dye, white t-shirts, horseback riding boots, tuna cans, etc.
· All American Baseball: ball glove & baseball cap, white t-shirt for tye dye
· Artist in Residence & Craft Draw Paint: sketchbook, favorite art supplies, as desired
· Authors & Readers Vacation: favorite book, journal
· Fashion Spa: Make-up, hair dryer/curling iron, nail polish, formal dinner outfit, white t-shirt for tye dye
· Man Camp: fishing pole and tackle box if able, baseball cap
· Moonlight Madness & Night Games: Extra warm clothes for the evening/night, a red light option flashlight (if able), and anything that glows in the dark!
· Olympics: shin pads if able
· Pool Dayz, Pool Pizzazz, Splash & Saddle, Wet & Wild: extra swimsuit & towels
· Ultimate Adventure: backpack, hiking shoes, water shoes (if able)
Bibles are provided for any camper who does not have one.
Contact the Wanake office to have one at check in for your camper
Wanake and the Wanake staff are not responsible for the loss or destruction
of campers’ personal property/vehicles/sports equipment/ animals.
Please do not send valuable items with campers to camp.
Leave at Home
Ipod/MP3/Ipad/laptop Hair dryers/Curling irons
Expensive clothing/Bikini Vehicles/Animals
Video games/Electronic devices Weapons/Fireworks
Tobacco/Drugs/Alcohol products Food/Candy/Snacks
Other items which detract from your full participation in camp
Dress Code: We ask that all clothing be modest & free of mottos, sayings, or advertisements that conflict with a spirit of Christian community (offensive language, drug promotion, sexual innuendo, etc.). All clothing should cover one’s underclothing completely and be of a proper fit for active wear. Swim trunks are required for males & one piece swimsuits (tankinis are fine) for females. Your cooperation will aid in a successful week.
A Note About Insect Repellent and Mosquitoes- All insect repellent is not created equal! Purchase insect repellent that has deet content and does not smell “fruity or flowery.” We find that good smelling repellent attracts rather than repels! Bounce dryer sheets work well to keep mosquitoes away! Try drying clothing coming to camp in Bounce and placing dryer sheets in your camper’s luggage. Repellents do not have like effects on each person, so Wanake has other options available for campers at no charge. Know that Wanake takes many steps, including work with community, county and state agencies, to alleviate mosquitoes but the best protection for your child is to use repellent.
** Freshly Laundered = at least 30 minutes in a dryer on high heat and packed immediately into a sealed bag or inspected luggage (duffle bags may also be treated in a dryer on high heat).
Bedbugs have become a prevalent problem in northeast Ohio & across the US. Wanake wants to protect campers and guests and their families and the camp itself from expensive and inconvenient treatments. Please make sure that all linens, sleeping bags, and pillows are freshly laundered immediately prior to your arrival at Wanake. Laundering should include at least 30 minutes in a dryer on high temperature. Wanake has a protocol in place to respond rapidly to any incident involving bedbugs. It’s a good idea, between any overnight destinations, whether vacation or camp, to inspect luggage and to launder all bedding, drying for at least 30 minutes at high temperature.