Packing List and Tips

Clothing listed is based on a two-week session. Jam Session campers need only pack half of the clothes listed. To fit under the bunk beds, it is recommended that Echo Valley campers have trunks measuring 15” high x 34” long, while Singing Hills campers need trunks measuring 13” high and 30” long. Some parents prefer to bring a shelf for trunks to sit on for campers with top bunks. The shelf will rest on the bunk rails and needs to be at least 34” long. (Suitcases are not preferred.) Please mark ALL valuables and clothing with camper’s full name.

Packing List:

  • Bible (not King James Version)
  • 7 sets of shorts
  • 14 shirts
  • 2 pairs of jeans/slacks
  • 1 skirt/dress (girls)
  • 1 light rain jacket
  • 2 pairs of pajamas
  • 2 swimsuits (modest)
  • 14 sets of socks/undergarments
  • 4 towels/washcloths
  • 1 large laundry bag
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Disposable camera
  • Journal and pen
  • 2 pairs of tennis shoes
  • 1 pair of sturdy river shoes
    (i.e., sport sandals or old tennies)
  • 1 canteen/water bottle
  • 2 sets of twin sheets
  • 1 sleeping bag – do not substitute for sheets (only for Singing Hills)
  • Pillow
  • 1 light blanket
  • 20″ standard box fan with bungees
  • Extension cord (for electric fan)
  • Stationery and pens
  • Personal toiletry articles

New Echo Valley Swimwear Policy

Please pay special attention to swimwear this summer at Echo Valley. LLYC is always committed to inviting teens to come as they are; however, we to want to provide a safe and wholesome environment for all. With that in mind, we are asking parents to help campers find appropriate swimwear for this summer.

For girls: We are not requiring one-pieces, but we are encouraging them. Our girls’ staff will continue to wear onepieces only. If your camper wants to bring a two-piece, please make sure it has full-coverage, straps over the shoulders or around the neck, and please no “string bikinis.”

For boys: Please be sure the shorts your camper has for swimming are actually swimming trunks. Also, please ensure trunks are an appropriate length (not too long or short), and most importantly that they don’t sit too low on the hips.

Thank you for supporting us in our effort to make all areas of camp fun and glorifying to God. Over the cultural shrinking of swimwear and after much consideration, we are making these changes to our policy. We reserve the right to ask campers to wear shirts over their swimwear if it isn’t appropriate. We appreciate your partnership in this and encourage you to contact us if you have any questions.

What to Leave at Home

Laity Lodge Youth Camp has a Zero Tolerance Policy regarding the use or possession on camp property of tobacco products, alcohol, firearms, fireworks, nonprescription drugs, knives, weapons, or ammunition of any kind, pornographic material, and explicit music. Any of the above-mentioned items could result in camper’s removal from camp.

We suggest you leave at home any expensive electronic devices such as iPods, MP3 players, gaming devices, laptops, and portable DVD players. Our goal is for campers to build significant relationships during their time at camp. Experience tells us these electronic devices can serve as a relational block. Also, there is the potential for expensive items like these to be lost or stolen. LLYC is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

If you choose to bring these items to camp, you will only be allowed to use them during rest and bedtimes.