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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

What to Pack for Camp

What to Pack for Camp

  • Lunch: please pack healthy, non-refrigerated, non-microwavable snacks and a lunch. Full day campers should pack a lunch and 2 snacks. 9am-1pm campers should pack a snack and a lunch. 1pm-5pm campers should pack 2 snacks.
  • Preschool camps (2 Cool, Tiny Trekkers, Summer Sprouts) are completely NUT FREE- Please pack nut free lunches & snacks.
  • Hydration: campers should bring a water bottle (Tip: Freeze it overnight to keep cool during the day)
  • Sunscreen: apply sunscreen before arriving at camp. Full day campers should pack the spray-on/pump variety for applications later in the day; staff are not permitted to apply lotion sunscreen.
  • Swimming: on scheduled swimming days or fieldtrips campers should pack a swimsuit & towel
  • Shoes: Wear closed-toed shoes and weather appropriate clothing. Camps will stay outside with light rain.
  • Medications (if necessary). Please review the medication policy and be prepared to complete the Medical Administration form.
  • Backpack. All items should be in a clearly labeled backpack that your child will be able to carry with them throughout the day.
  • Rain Gear: If rain is in the forecast make sure to pack rain boots and water proof jacket!
  • Layers are key- it can be very chilly in the morning and very hot by lunchtime!


What NOT to Pack for Camp:

  • Cell phones, MP3s or electronics
  • Games, cards, figurines or toys
  • Money
  • Any other valuables


SWCC is not responsible for lost or stolen items.