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What Should I Bring to Camp?

Your child’s experience at camp will include meeting missionaries, Bible Study, games, hiking, swimming, making new friends and so much more! Camp is special because it allows your child to come away from the distractions of everyday life, have fun and be focused on God and how He is working in their lives and the lives of people all over the world. Alabama WMU takes seriously this opportunity and we thank you for allowing us this incredible time with your child.

For your child to have the best experience possible, we strive to remove as many distractions from camp and the camper as possible. This includes leaving all of the following at home: cell phones, iPods, tablets, electronic games or other electronic devices. We have found that bringing these items to camp distracts the camper and others around them from all that God wants them to experience.

Please label all personal items brought to camp Items to bring:

  • Bible and pencil or pen

  • Personal items such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, hairbrush, deodorant, etc.

  • Water bottle (REQUIRED)

  • Flashlight

  • Sleeping bag (or twin sheets)

  • Pillow and blanket (cabins are air conditioned and can get cool at night)

  • Towels (for pool and shower)

  • Wash cloths

  • Shorts of appropriate length (Denim shorts are not recommended)

  • Shirts

  • Summer skirt/dress for girls and khakis/slacks with nice shirt for boys, to wear at Thursday night banquet (No strapless or spaghetti strap dresses) **week long camps only

  • Tennis shoes (closed toed shoes with good traction are required for all activities)

  • Extra shoes (in the event one pair gets damaged or wet)

  • One-piece swim suit (No bare midriffs)

  • Pajamas

  • Shower shoes (flip flops will do)

  • Rain jacket (no umbrellas)

  • Backpack (needs to be sturdy, no drawstring bags as these are uncomfortable when carrying all day long).

  • Bug spray/wipes

  • Sunscreen

  • Bring all medicines (including vitamins and essential oils) in their original containers with you! Be sure to place in zip lock bag with camper’s name. The Camp Nurse will hold these and distribute accordingly.

  • Money - missions offering and store money (most campers bring $20 - $40), placed in a zip lock bag with camper’s name and amount written on slip of paper in bag.


PLEASE NOTE: Clothes WILL get dirty. NO open toed shoes, halter tops, short shorts, or ultra-miniskirts. 

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What not to bring:

  • Phones

  • Portable Music Players

  • Tablets

  • Electronic Games

  • Any Cellular Data Capable device

  • Snacks containing ANY nuts (all snacks must be turned into cabin leaders who will store them in a sealed container)

  • Pocket knives

  • Weapons of any kind

  • Umbrellas

  • Drawstring bags

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