Packing List

DAY CAMP Packing List

Here is a list of items that should be sent on a daily basis:

  • footwear - closed toed running shoes (no sandals)
  • t-shirt - light colours to repel sun and bugs (no tank tops)
  • sun hat - such as a ball hat to bucket hat
  • sunscreen - a minimum of rating 30

The Camper should bring:

  • backpack - to carry everything on the list
  • a bathing suit
  • a towel
  • a raincoat - even if rain is not in the forecast
  • a sweater / hoodie - if the weather is supposed to be cooler
  • sunscreen - a supply for each child at a minimum of rating 30
  • refillable water bottle - we have refill stations around camp
  • bug repellent - products containing 10% deet or less are recommended
  • medication - labelled & in their ORIGINAL packaging

*Please note that if we find that a camper is consistently loosing their items we will initial the tag with a marker.

OVERNIGHT CAMP Packing List

Here is a detailed list of all the items your Camper will require for their stay at Camp:

What to pack for ONE week

What to pack for TWO weeks

  • backpack for daytime items
  • 1 sun hat or ball cap
  • 1 waterproof rain jacket
  • 2 long sleeved shirts (sweat shirts)
  • 5 t-shirts
  • 1 wool or fleece sweater
  • 2 pairs of pants
  • 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 pairs underwear
  • 5 pairs of socks
  • 2 bathing suits
  • 2 + towels (swim & shower)
  • washcloth
  • 1 sleeping bag
  • 1 pillow & pillow case
  • twin sized fitted sheet & top sheet
  • 1-2 pairs of pyjamas
  • 2 pairs of shoes (runners or hiking shoes)
  • 1 pair of flip flops
  • flashlight & extra batteries
  • refillable water bottle
  • soap |shampoo | hairbrush
  • toothbrush + toothpaste
  • sunscreen for 1 week
  • bug repellent for 1 week - products containing 10% deet or less are recommended
  • sunglasses (opt.)
  • camera (opt.)
  • book (opt.)

  • backpack for day items
  • 1 sun hat or ball cap
  • 1 waterproof rain jacket
  • 3 long sleeved shirts (sweat shirts)
  • 10 to 12 t-shirts
  • 2 wool or fleece sweaters
  • 3 pairs of pants
  • 5 to 7 pairs of shorts
  • 12 pairs of underwear
  • 12 pairs of socks
  • 2 bathing suits
  • 2 + towels (swim & shower)
  • washcloth
  • 1 sleeping bag
  • 1 pillow & pillow case
  • twin sized fitted sheet & top[ sheet
  • 2-3 pairs of pyjamas
  • 2 pairs of shoes (runners or hiking shoes)
  • 1 pair of flip flops
  • flashlight & extra batteries
  • refillable water bottle
  • soap |shampoo | hairbrush
  • toothbrush + toothpaste
  • sunscreen for 2 weeks
  • bug repellent for 2 weeks - products containing 10% deet or less are recommended
  • sunglasses (opt.)
  • camera (opt.)
  • book (opt.)

*Please note that if we find that a camper is consistently loosing their items we will initial the tag with a marker.

ONE-NIGHT OVERNIGHT Packing List

Once each month, we offer a one night overnight for our day campers. You MUST register for this session in addition to your day camp session. If you have registered, this packing list will be helpful. When packing for the overnight please pack the items below in a separate bag as campers will not have access to their overnight bags during the day. Please ensure to label all items! Taking a picture of items sent to camp will help us identify them should they not return home with your camper.

  • 1 sleeping bag
  • 1 pillow & pillow case
  • twin sized fitted sheet & top sheet
  • 1 pair of long pants
  • 1 t-shirt
  • 1 pair of shorts
  • 1 pair of pyjamas
  • 1 long sleeved shirt
  • bathing suit & towel

  • bug repellent - products containing 10% deet or less are recommended
  • hairbrush
  • toothpaste + toothpaste
  • flashlight
  • soap
  • washcloth
  • camera (opt.)

*Please note that if we find that a camper is consistently loosing their items we will initial the tag with a marker.

EXPLORERS CANOE TRIP Packing List

Kettleby Valley has been successfully offering the Explorers trip for the past 18 years. This trip is open to those who have just completed grades 7 & 8.
Experienced trip leaders will ensure that our trips runs smoothly from start to finish. If your child is one of the fortunate few campers who are registered for our Explorers Program, they are in for an exciting experience. This program represents an opportunity for individuals to combine the ‘hard’ skills of paddling, portaging and camping with the ‘soft’ skills of group interaction and teamwork.

CLOTHING

  • 1 pair of shoes to wear in the water
  • 1 pair of dry shoes
  • 1 pair of long underwear
  • 1 wicking undershirt
  • 4 t-shirts
  • 3 pairs of shorts
  • 1 sun hat
  • 6 pairs of socks
  • 6 pairs of underwear
  • 2 pairs of pants (no jeans)
  • 2 warms sweaters / hoodies
  • waterproof raincoat + rain pants

TOILETRIES

  • toothbrush + toothpaste
  • hairbrush
  • soap (biodegradable preferred)
  • chapstick with SPF
  • feminine hygiene if required

ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT

  • sleeping bag & stuff sack
  • refillable 1 litre water bottle
  • whistle (fox 40 is best)
  • flashlight & extra batteries
  • sunglasses
  • bug repellent for 1 week - products containing 10% deet or less are recommended
  • sunscreen
  • 1 quick drying towel

OPTIONAL ITEMS

  • paddle & PFD
  • digital camera + extra batteries (no iPhones or iPods)
  • journal & pen
  • entertainment (book | cards)

*You can pack all your items in a duffel bag or suitcase as everything will be repacked into canoe packs, provided by the camp. This will minimize the number of bags that are taken on trip. Try to keep in mind you will be provided a 15L stuff sack to pack everything into.


What to Leave at Home

We recommend not sending anything of value to camp. Cell phones, video games, iPods, toys, and expensive cameras can get damaged during the long, active days. Clothing and accessories like jewelry that is special or important should also be left at home.

Labeling Items Sent to Camp

We encourage you to LABEL EVERYTHING so lost items stand a better chance of getting back to their rightful owner. Prior to your childs first day of camp, take a photo of the items you are sending with them, it will help us better identify the item you are looking for if it is to get
lost while here at camp. If something has been lost, kindly send an email describing as much about the item as you can. In the confusion of a busy day, items can sometimes get stuffed into the wrong bag. If your child comes home with something that looks unfamiliar, please send it back to camp. We have partnered with Mabel’s Labels, a company with all types of labels that are colourful, indestructible, and fun! With a ‘Camp Combo’ pack, your camper can label absolutely everything! Simply proceed to buy through: Mabels Labels - and search Kettleby Valley Camp.

Campers are active all day, so please send them with clothing you don't mind coming home dirty. HOWEVER. If the situation arises, we do have a laundry facility on site. 

Summer Camp Update for 2020

As difficult as it has been, we've decided that we will not open camp in 2020. We know that this is disappointing and we'll miss our campers and staff so much. But we hope to see you all back at camp in 2021!