What to pack

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Packing List

You probably already have most of what is needed for summer camp:

Check items off the list as you pack to keep yourself organized!


  • Apply sunscreen daily at home before camp if needed.
  • Pack NUT-FREE snacks only.
  • Avoid packing your child’s best clothes as they might get dirty during camp activities.
  • Please ensure a labelled water bottle is sent to camp with your child daily. Remember to empty, clean, and refill it each day.
  • Clearly LABEL all items (clothing, water bottles, shoes, etc.) with both first and last names to help your child and our staff keep track of belongings. We also recommend labeling your child’s backpack and/or lunch bag.
  • For safety reasons, we have a strict “no sharing of personal items” policy between campers and staff members.
  • Comfortable Clothing: Dress your child in comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing suitable for outdoor and indoor activities. Make sure that your child is wearing our bright yellow Camp T-shirt daily (1 camp t-shirt is included with registration). You can always order more if needed.
  • Sun Hat (essential!)
  • Closed-Toe Shoes: Comfortable, sturdy closed-toe shoes for running and playing. (Velcro preferred for younger campers)
  • Light Jacket or Sweater: Depending on the weather, a light jacket or sweater may be needed for cooler mornings or rainy days.
  • Rain boots (for wet days)
  • Bathing suit (wear under clothes for faster changing for the day we go to splash pad)
  • Backpack: A comfortable backpack to carry all the necessary items.
  • Re-usable water bottle (filled daily)
  • 2 Packaged Snacks (nut-free, for morning & afternoon)
  • 1 Lunch
  • Labelled Sunscreen (if you prefer your child apply sunscreen)

For Water Activities:

  • 1 Bathing Suit
  • UV Shirt (optional)
  • 1 Medium Towel
  • Cinch Bag (for wet clothes)
  • Underclothes (a spare set for after getting wet at splash pad)

Optional Items:

  • Lunch Ice Pack
  • Bug Spray (labelled)
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Extra Change of Clothes: Accidents or spills can happen, so having an extra set of clothes can be helpful

To make camp even more fun, we encourage campers to wear their favourite costumes or costume details on appropriate days, specific to each camp*. Costumes are not obligatory – so no worries if you just wish to send your camper in regular clothing. The camp atmosphere will keep the spirits up anyway!

Lost & Found

Lost items will be collected and distributed at the pick up place at the end of each day. After camp is over, any remaining unclaimed items will be donated to a local Charity.

What to Leave at Home:
  • Comfort Items: To avoid lost or dirty items, we recommend leaving blankies and toys at home.
  • Food Allergies: Please refrain from packing any food items containing or potentially containing peanuts or nuts.
  • Valuables: For safety reasons, please avoid bringing valuables, jewelry (especially long earrings), expensive/designer clothing.
  • Footwear: Flip-flops and loose shoes are not ideal for camp activities (except water fun). Opt for secure, closed-toe shoes.
  • Fragile Items: Glass bottles are not permitted due to the risk of breaking.
  • Aerosol Cans: Aerosol sprays (insect repellent, sunscreen, deodorant) are discouraged. Opt for non-aerosol alternatives.
  • Electronics: Cellphones, smartphones, smartwatches, Airpods, headphones, video game devices, and other electronics are strictly prohibited. If brought, they will be collected and returned to parents at the end of the day.

Discovery Land Camp cannot be held responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged personal belongings.