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Preparing For Camp

A child's very first overnight camping trip is very exciting! To help prepare them for their first time, give them confidence by sharing your own personal experience. 

What to Pack? 

  • Sleeping Bag     

  • Pillow

  • Water Bottle

  • Bible

  • Towel & Washcloth

  • Soap or Body-wash

  • Shampoo

  • Toothbrush

  • Toothpaste Deodorant

  • T-Shirts

  • Jeans

  • Shorts

  • Underwear & Socks

  • Pajamas

  • Jacket

  • Hat

  • Closed Toe Shoes

  • Sandals

  • Swimsuit or Trunks

What NOT to Pack? 

  • Cell phones

  • Computers

  • Electronic readers

  • Jewelry

  • MP3 players

  • Radios

  • Videogames

  • Cameras

If a camper brings one of these items to camp, they will taken and stored in the camp office until Friday morning. 

Prohibited Items

  • Pets

  • Personal sports equipment

  • Tobacco

  • Alcohol

  • Drugs

  • Guns

  • Knives

  • Explosives

Daily Schedule

  • 7:30   Rise and Shine

  • 8:00   Flag Raising

  • 8:15   Breakfast

  • 8:50   Cabin Clean-up

  • 9:15   Chapel 

  • 9:50   Elective Class 1

  • 11:00   Elective Class 2

  • 12:30   Lunch

  • 1:15    Rest time

  • 2:00   Cabin Rotation

  • 3:00   Free time

  • 5:00   Get Ready for Dinner

  • 5:20   Flag Lowering

  • 5:30   Dinner

  • 6:15   Cabin Activity/ Camp Wide Activity 

  • 7:30   Evening Program

  • 9:00   Snack

  • 9:15   In Cabins-Ready for Bed/Devotions

  • 10:00  Lights Out - Campers

*this is a Typical Schedule, however this schedule can change. 

Camper Mail

We suggest that you pre-write your child a couple of letters. Mail them to camp a couple of days before sending your child to camp and indicate on the envelope which camp session they are attending.

 

Camper Name, Camp Session

The Salvation Army Camp Gifford

3846 N Deer Lake Rd

Loon Lake WA 99148

You can also email a camper at RONALD.MOLINA@usw.salvationarmy.org. Please include camper name and session in the email heading. 

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