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Pack Your Bags for Overnight Camp

What Girls Should Wear:

Campers’ clothes should not have any inappropriate words or depictions.

Shorts, Skirts, and Dresses

  • Shorts should be at least fingertip length or have a 4-inch inseam
  • Wearing skirts and dresses should be extremely limited based on the active nature of camp.
  • Skirts and dresses should be at least near knee-length.
  • Tights and spandex do not change the above rules.
  • If wearing leggings, shirts should cover one’s bottom.


  • Shirts should be chosen with the active nature of camp in mind.
  • A camper’s stomach or lower back should never be visible.
  • Undergarments should never be visible.
  • Campers should not wear anything strapless.
  • Clothing is too tight when the outline of undergarments can be clearly seen.
  • Necklines should be modest.


  • If wearing a two-piece swimsuit, the top and bottom should overlap so that neither the stomach nor lower back are visible.
  • Necklines should be modest.

What Boys Should Wear:

Campers’ clothes should not have any inappropriate words or depictions.

  • Shorts should be at least fingertip length.
  • Shorts and pants should not sag, and undergarments should not be visible.
  • Guys should be wearing shirts unless swimming.
  • Swimsuits should be fingertip length.

What to Bring:

           Printable Overnight Camp Packing List

  • Bible (notebook and pen/pencil also recommended)
  • Sheets and Blanket or Sleeping Bag
  • Pillow
  • Toiletries
  • Towels (bath towel and swim towel)
  • Fan and extension cord (optional)
  • Flashlight
  • Modest Bathing Suit (for girls: no mid-drift showing)
  • Sandals or flip flops for swim time
  • Water Shoes recommended for pool and lake activities
  • Sports Clothing
  • Tennis Shoes
  • Rain Jacket
  • Medications in their original containers (if any)
  • Date of last tetanus shot (for reporting at check-in)
  • Optional: Wednesday is Win-Win Wednesday.  Campers are invited to wear apparel supporting their favorite team.
  • Optional: Costume for Thursday evening’s “Best Game”

What Not to Bring:

In order to maintain the intended atmosphere at New Life Camp, please do not allow your camper(s) to bring the following items:

  • Tobacco, alcohol, or illegal drugs
  • Books or magazines with questionable material
  • Car keys (campers who drive themselves to camp must turn them into the main office for safekeeping)
  • Pets
  • Electronic devices for entertainment
  • Blades, guns, and other weapons
  • Music devices and instruments
  • Phones
  • We recommend campers leave anything of value not covered here at home. While New Life Camp keeps a lost and found storage, we are ultimately not responsible for lost or stolen property.

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