WHAT TO PACK
What we wear makes a statement about who we are and often effects how we act. In Camp Maaminim we want to do everything we can to surround all campers and staff with the most torahdik environment. As such, please be careful when shopping and packing that the logos and messages printed on the T- shirts you purchase and send to camp are appropriate and are befitting a Ben Torah. If you are not sure, it is best to avoid it.
For davening, we require that boys above bar mitzvah wear a hat and jacket, long pants, socks and shoes/sneakers (not slippers).
It is crucial and very helpful to the staff, to have names sewn or stickered on to all personal belongings, including glasses, cameras, and luggage. Name stamps and permanent ink should not be used, since they are usually unclear, especially after laundering. While we'll make every effort to return misplaced items, camp is not responsible for any personal belongings. The camp does not assume responsibility for loss, theft, or damage caused to any items. Please do not send clothing/electronics that you would be devastated to lose. Any unclaimed articles left in camp by the end of the summer will be donated or discarded. There are numerous sites such as www.namebubbles.com that sell great name sticker labels you can order.
Important tip - We highly recommend wrapping as much of your son’s bedding and clothing as possible in large plastic garbage bags or the like Important tip - We highly recommend wrapping as much of your son’s bedding and clothing as possible in large plastic garbage bags or the like prior to placing it in his duffle, in case there is inclement weather on the day that the luggage leaves to camp.
Suggested Packing List:
2 Long-sleeved Shirts (for cold days)
6 Pair Shorts
6 Pair Long Pants*
12 Tee Shirts (Please make sure all slogans and pictures are befitting a Maaminim camper)
1 White polo shirt
14 Pairs of Underwear
14 Pair Socks
2 Caps (if desired)
1 Shabbos pants/ suit
4 White Shabbos Shirts
1 Hat (over Bar Mitzvah)
1 davening jacket (over Bar Mitzvah)
2 Bathing Suits
*Boys over bar mitzvah age will need to wear long pants for davening.
For 8th and 9th grade campers - an overnight bag for Maaminim on the Move.
1 Pair Warm Pajamas
2 Pair Light Pajamas
1 Sweatshirt with hood
1 Raincoat with hood
1 Pair Shabbos Shoes
1 Pair Sneakers
1 Pair Slippers, Crocs or Natives
(Keep in mind non-Leather Foot Gear for ט’ באב)
3 Bath Towels
3 Pillow Cases
1 Heavy Blanket
1 Laundry Bag
Hard Plastic Cup
Other Suggested Articles:
Plastic Covered Box for Nosh
Flashlight & Batteries
Knapsack for Trips
WHAT NOT TO BRING
THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN CAMP WHATSOEVER. PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS TO CAMP WITH YOUR CHILD. CONFISCATED ITEMS WILL NOT BE RETURNED UNTIL THE END OF CAMP.
CELL PHONES: Campers are not allowed to bring ANY TYPE OF phone to camp.
Confiscated phones WILL NOT be returned. Please do not let your child bring one to camp.
The following items are not permitted:
iPods (MP3 Player with only Jewish music and no video, game or internet capability is allowed)
Any Cell Phone
No electronic gaming devices will be allowed whatsoever
Any other device with internet capability
Please ensure all reading material sent to camp is befitting a ben Torah
Fireworks, cap-guns, or the like.
For safety reasons, please do not bring refrigerators, hot water urns, sandwich makers, grills or the like