Summer Overnight & Day Camp - Outdoor Centre - School
located in Huntsville, Ontario - 705.789.5612

Tawingo

Clothing You'll Need at Camp

Remember that all Camp clothes receive rough treatment. Please do not send anything that will not withstand washing in an ordinary laundry. Please do not pack too much clothing. It becomes difficult to find shelf space, if you do.

Clothing items that you will require at camp:22

  • Appropiate Bathing Suit(s)
  • Shorts
  • T-Shirts
  • Long-sleeved Shirts
  • Pyjamas
  • Long-sleeved Sweatshirts and/or Sweaters
  • Jeans and/or Long Pants
  • Running Shoes
  • Other Shoes (e.g. sturdy sandals)
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Rain Wear

 

For a full checklist of equipment and clothing required please refer to the "SUMMER EQUIPMENT LIST"


Laundry
There is a laundry service at Camp. Laundry costs are charged to your camper’s Camper Bank Account. Since it is difficult to judge how often campers need to change their clothes in a day, counsellors may deem it necessary for your camper to have a laundry (or two) done, even if your camper has not planned to do so.

Lost & Found

Lost clothing (and other items) is a major concern at Camp. You and your camper can help, immeasurably, to ease the problem. Please label each clothing item (and cameras, flashlights, etc.) with your camper’s full name, with a permanent marker or label in a conspicuous place (the existing labels on clothing are perfect for this). Remember to mark each shoe! Initials are not helpful when trying to return found items.

To help your camper recognize clothing that has been lost, or misplaced, it is a great idea to have your camper assist with the packing for Camp. This is particularly helpful for campers when we display our collection of unlabelled lost and found on the last full day of each session.

If clothing is left at Camp, we are happy to send it to you if you request it, if it is labelled, and if we can locate it. The cost of mailing will simply be added to your camper’s Camper Bank Account. All unclaimed clothing is donated to various charities at the end of the summer; unclaimed, labelled clothing will be donated, as well, several months after Camp.

Please understand that we cannot assume responsibility for clothing or belongings. These are the responsibility of your camper.

Special Clothing
23Clean, casual Camp clothing is needed for special programs such as the Banquet on the last evening of each session. We discourage campers and staff from bringing jackets, ties, and dresses for these occasions as they tend to detract from the camp-like atmosphere.

During mealtime in our Dining Hall, we ask campers, TLCs, and staff to wear clothing that covers the midriff and lower back. We do not allow flip-flops in the Dining Hall - sturdy sandals, YES, but flip-flops, NO. They do not offer the support necessary to carry hot food and dishes to and from the kitchen.

Flip Flops may not be worn for any outdoor activity except going to and from the waterfront and Dining Hall, so be sure to pack sturdy running shoes.

Please ensure your camper comes to Camp with appropriate clothing and footwear.

Summer Sunsense
Over the years our Health Care Team has been helping our staff and campers understand the problems associated with exposure to the sun. We have established specific policies that protect our campers and still allow them to enjoy the out-of-doors. We have asked and are continuing to ask that our staff remain vigilant with our campers and with themselves throughout the summer. Staff encourage campers to protect themselves by reminding them to do the following:

  • Wear a hat with a full brim shading the face, neck, and ears; no visors, please. Hats are a must for outdoor activity at Camp;
  • Wear appropriate protective clothing (light, loose-fitting);
  • Wear sunscreen (SPF 30 or better). Children are reminded to reapply their sunscreen as necessary throughout the day;
  • Wear sunglasses to protect the eyes and delicate skin surrounding them;
  • Avoid sun bathing.

Please take time to discuss these things with your camper and to provide appropriate sun protection/education.

Bug Sense

We have developed a set of guidelines to help protect campers from the discomfort that may come from insect bites. Here are some things that you can do to assist us in encouraging "BUG SENSE":

  • Provide appropriate clothing for mosquito protection including long-sleeved, hooded sweatshirts and/or bug jackets;
  • Educate your camper on the application of insect repellent and ensure you send with your camper a repellent containing 10-30% DEET.


Here at Camp we are:

  • Reducing the number of standing water areas where mosquitoes breed;
  • Adding Bug Sense to our Sun Screen/Sunsense training of staff and campers;
  • Reinforcing our existing policies with staff and campers concerning ‘dressing for the activity’ at Camp;
  • Encouraging campers to apply insect repellent before evening activities and activities in the woods.
 

Tawingo Talkback!

" Thanks for a wonderful Session 2 for my boys. My younger son was just musing aloud about hopping on the bus to come back for Session 3. He wishes he hadn't left! "

-Parent