What to Bring: Specialty Camp

Please label all items with your child's first and last name. The items listed below for Specialty Day Camps are in addition to the items listed on the What to Bring page for all day camp campers.


  • Camp will provide all bows and arrows. Please do not send personal bows or arrows.


  • Campers may bring your own fishing pole and tackle box. (Some are available for campers to use however)
  • Remove all hooks for the bus ride.
  • Bait will be provided.
  • Poles will stay at camp until Friday.
  • All Fishing Campers will be required to wear an approved life jacket while fishing (Life jackets will be provided by camp).

Horse Camp

  • Loose fitting long pants with straight legs, avoid Capri pants (campers are not allowed to ride in shorts)
  • Riding boots or leather boots with 1” heel are best. Please don’t send boots or shoes with a high heel.
  • Jackets should not be loose or floppy
  • Long hair should be tied back
  • No bandanas will be worn on horse
  • HSA approved Safety helmets will be provided by the YMCA
  • Not all horse time will be spent on horses.
  • For safety reasons campers may not ride in extreme heat or wet conditions.
  • Completed and signed safety waiver

Canoeing & Kayaking

  • Extra pair of shorts or pants. (Lifejackets will be provided by Camp).

Climbing Camp

  • Closed toe shoes

Outdoor Living Skills and Survival Skills Camp

  • For overnight on Thursday night- cookout assignment, sleeping bag, pillowcase, overnight supplies, everything needed for Friday
  • Tents will be provided by camp, unless camper brings their own

Digital Photography Camp

  • Send digital camera (not phone or tablet camera)- cameras will be stored in camp office when not in use