Suggested Packing List:
Please note that the following recommendations are most appropriate for campers participating in First Session. If your child is coming to camp for either in Second Session or Giborim, you should be sending significantly less of each item.
- 12 short-sleeved or sleeveless tops
- 2 long-sleeved tops
- 2 sweatshirts
- 6 pairs of shorts
- 4 pairs of pants (sweatpants or jeans)
- 12 pairs of underwear
- 12 pairs of socks
- 2 pairs of sleepwear
- 4 swimsuits
- 1 bathrobe
- 1 warm rain jacket
- 2 special outfits for Shabbat and final banquet
- 2 pairs of running shoes
- 2 pairs of sandals or flip-flops
- 4 hats (visors are not acceptable)
- 2 kippas for boys
Bedding and Towels
1 Duvet/blanket, 1 Sleeping bag (mandatory for campers Gr. 6 – Gr. 9 and optional for campers Gr. 1-Gr. 5), 2 fitted sheet, 1 flat sheet, 1 pillow, 2 pillow cases, 6 beach towels, 2 bath towels, 1 face cloth.
Shower caddie, 1 bottle liquid soap, 1 bottle of shampoo, 1 bottle of conditioner, 1 toothbrush in a closable case, 1 tube of toothpaste, 1 comb/brush, 2 bottles of hand sanitizer, 2 bottles of sunscreen, 1 bottle of moisturizer, 2 bottles of mosquito repellent.
1 mesh laundry bag labeled with your campers name (no garbage bags please), regular lined paper for bunk notes, 5 pens, stamps, 1 flashlight with batteries, 2 reusable water bottles.
Campers may bring no more than 2 large duffle bags. This policy will be strictly enforced.
*Please be careful of the weight of your baggage – if you can’t lift it, neither can we!
Please ensure that all clothing items are labeled with the camper’s first and last name. Please label all your child’s belongings!
Lost and Found
The counselors at Camp Hatikvah will try their best to ensure that campers return home with everything they arrived with. At the end of the session, ‘lost and found items’ will be on display and the campers are told that it is their responsibility to look for and reclaim lost items. Any items not claimed at this point will be donated to charity. As such, please do not send expensive or precious items to camp with your children.
Items Not Allowed at Camp
Items on this list will be confiscated and may be returned at the end of camp:
- Electronics, including cell phones, Video I-Pods and iPod Touch, talk-a-bouts and walkie-talkies, televisions, computers
- Tobacco, alcohol, controlled substances, drugs*
- Flammable materials, including hot pots, matches, fireworks, lighters, butane, incense, and candles*
- Food items, including bottled water and other beverages
- Knives or weapons of any kind*
We see camp as a healthy escape from the instant communication and technology overload that bombards our campers on a daily basis. For many campers (and their parents), separating from cell phones, video iPods, and the internet is challenging. However, we expect parents to fully support our mission to keep these things out of camp and to ensure that Hatikvah remains a wholesome, outdoorsy, and safe place for all kids.
*Bringing any of these items will result in immediate expulsion from camp with no refund of tuition or fees.