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Summer Camp Packing List,
Dress Code,
and Cell Phone Policy

Ponderosa Summer Camp - Packing List

Foster Kids Camp Campers:

  • Twin Size Bedding: Sleeping bag or sheets for a twin mattress. A twin-size fitted sheet is recommended for added comfort to cover your vinyl mattress, even if you use a sleeping bag.

  • Pillow

  • Bath Towels: 2 or more are recommended. (be sure to label them with a permanent marker or embroidery)

  • Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, deodorant

  • Casual, modest clothing:  at least 7 outfits and 7 underwear. We are unable to provide laundry service. See Dress Code

  • Tennis/athletic shoes AND flip flops (see below)

  • Swimwear for the Pool & River: 

    • Swim trunks for the boys, one-piece, or tankini for the girls. T-shirts must be worn over bikinis. 

    • Swim cover-up or quick-drying clothes to wear to and from the pool or river. We recommend something that is easy to put on and pull off over a wet swimsuit. Campers are required to be covered and wear shoes (preferably flip-flops, slides, or Crocs) when walking to and from the pool.

    • Flip Flops, Slides, or Crocs are required for the swimming pool, river, and water games. 

    • Pool/Beach Towels: we recommend packing 2. Make sure they are labeled with your camper's name. 

  • Optional Items: comfort plush toy (for bedtime if needed), flashlight, raincoat, bug spray, sunscreen.

Dress Code - Focusing on Modesty and Spiritual Growth!

Dear Campers and Parents, We are excited to welcome you to Ponderosa Bible Camp, a place where you can fully embrace your journey with Jesus! To ensure a distraction-free environment where we can all focus on our spiritual growth, we kindly ask you to adhere to our friendly and modest dress code. Remember, "Modesty is our Policy," and together, we can create an atmosphere that honors God and encourages meaningful connections.


  • Must be in the original prescription container with the child's name, drug name, and the dosage clearly indicated.

  • Medications must be checked in with our First Aid Provider upon arrival.

  • Medications will be kept in the First Aid Station.

  • Ponderosa will provide a small selection of non-prescription medications such as Tylenol, Advil, and cold medication.

  • If your child prefers a certain brand or flavor of non-prescription medication, please send it with your child and leave it with our first-aid provider.


What NOT to bring
Do not bring Electronics, Tablets, Knives, or Vapes.


Cell Phone Policy

At Ponderosa Bible Camp, we prioritize creating an immersive and focused camp experience for all our campers. To ensure that campers fully engage in the activities, build meaningful connections, and embrace the natural environment, we have established a cell phone policy. This policy aims to promote a technology-free atmosphere while also addressing emergency situations effectively.

  1. Phone Collection: a. Upon check-in, all campers are required to turn off their cell phones and submit them to our camp staff in the Office. Phones will be securely stored until the end of the week.

  2. Prohibited Possession: a. Campers are strictly prohibited from having cell phones or any other electronic communication devices in their possession throughout their stay at Ponderosa Bible Camp. b. If a camper is found with a cell phone, it will be confiscated by our staff and held until the end of the camp session.

  3. Repeat Offenders: a. Campers who have been identified as repeat offenders, having violated the cell phone policy in previous camp sessions, will be sent home at their own expense.

  4. Emergency Situations: a. In case of a genuine emergency where a camper needs to contact their family, they will be granted permission to use the camp phone under the supervision of a staff member. b. Campers should approach a staff member and explain the situation to request the use of the camp phone. Staff will assess the validity of the emergency and provide assistance accordingly.

  5. Phone Return: a. Phones will be returned to campers on Friday mornings after chapel. b. Campers should be present at the designated return time to collect their phones. c. Any phones not collected by the end of the camp session will be securely stored until the camper's departure.

Note: Ponderosa Bible Camp and its staff will not be held responsible for any lost, damaged, or stolen cell phones. We encourage campers and their families to secure their belongings appropriately and take personal responsibility for their devices.

By adhering to the cell phone policy, campers contribute to an atmosphere of unity, focus, and enjoyment during their time at Ponderosa Bible Camp. We appreciate your cooperation in maintaining a technology-free environment and fostering an enriching camp experience for everyone involved.

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