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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, 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 large snack. 9am-1pm campers should pack a lunch (snacks for morning camper will be provided). 1pm-5pm or 1pm-4pm campers should pack a large snack.
  • 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. Some 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 (most camps have an indoor home in the event of rain).


What NOT to Pack for Camp:

  • Cell phones, MP3s or electronics
  • Games, cards, figurines or toys
  • Money ($2 for vending is allowed with a note from a parent or guardian)
  • Any other valuables

EPCC is not responsible for lost or stolen items