What to Pack?


Use the Suggested Clothing Lists (found in the FORMS section) as a guide. Camp is a good place to wear old clothing that will be outgrown by the time school reopens in the fall. Campers will not need everything on the list. For example, if you have a sleeping bag, then bring it. But don’t buy one just for camp unless the child plans on using it for other events. Do not send expensive equipment or toys to camp. Electronic hand-held games can easily be damaged or misplaced. Flip-flops, clogs, “Heelys” (sneakers with built-in roller skates) and sandals without backs cannot be worn for any activity around camp.


Camps Airy and Louise have sufficient equipment for activities offered. However, your son or daughter may prefer to bring his/her own baseball or softball glove, tennis racquet, tennis balls, etc. Be sure to label these items with your child’s name. If your Airy camper plans to participate in skateboarding, mountain boarding or mountain biking, he will be required to wear safety gear. Gear includes helmet, elbow guards, wrist guards and knee pads. Camp has sufficient safety equipment for all participants in all activities. Skateboarders can bring their own skateboard or use Camp Airy’s boards. Personal skates and boards will be stored at the locked skate park storage room. No skating, boarding, or biking is permitted without wearing appropriate and approved safety equipment.



It is highly recommended that your camper's belongings are packed in duffel bags in order to optimize space in bunks. We ask that each camper only brings two pieces of luggage. Luggage should be brought to camp with your child or shipped to arrive in advance at the following addresses:

Ship to: 
(Daughter’s Name) 
Camp Louise
24959 Pen Mar Road
Cascade, MD 21719

(Son’s Name) 
Camp Airy 
14938 Old Camp Airy Road
Thurmont, MD 21788

In addition to tags and labels on the outside, it is advisable to put some identification and a packing list inside luggage as well.


Use a good permanent marking pen or a method that will not wash out or fall off. Care should be taken to mark each item legibly as Camps Airy and Louise cannot be responsible for the loss, or damage, of personal items. Do not send expensive cameras, electronics or similar equipment. Parents may want to check their homeowner’s insurance to see if losses at camp would be covered by an “off the premises” clause.


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