Sleeping bag, pillow and sheets for bunk style twin bed. Remember, we are expecting cold weather so bring warm bed linens!
Toiletries: including shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, etc.
Camp appropriate clothing: jeans or pants, t-shirts, medium to heavy weight jacket, etc. Plan on lots of walking, and cool to cold weather. But be comfortable! Layers are great!
Pajamas to wear at night in the cabin.
Flip flops to wear in the dorm and the shower.
Rain gear: an umbrella, anorak jacket, galoshes, etc. Camp activities continue even in the rain!
Typical Dress/Costume for Carnaval: create or find typical clothing that you can wear to the Carnaval on Saturday. There will be a competition for best dressed camper. You may already have some appropriate items: embroidered shirts, ruffled skirts or shirts, lace shawls, fans, sombreros, sarapes, soccer jerseys from Latin America or Spain, Zorro like costumes, flamenco style dresses, large beaded jewelry (gypsy-style), shirts with words or phrases that are in Spanish, etc. Don’t spend a lot of money – use your creativity.
Digital camera to take photos to share when you get back with your classmates (Remember, we are keeping phone use to a minimum!)
Magazines, books, etc. in Spanish to share with your bunk mates or familia
Props for your skit and/or talent competition. Each family will be responsible for a skit. There will also be a talent competition. You may want to bring a musical instrument, sheet music, or other tools/props.
A small amount of money if you would like to purchase snacks or other items from the mercado. Meals are provided. We suggest $5-$10 spending money.
Reusable water bottle-we do not sell water, but free water is provided in water coolers throughout the camp.
Prescription medicines labeled with the student's first and last name
Optional: Small notepad and pencil. You never know when you are going to need to draw something you don't know the word for, or write down a cool new word in Spanish!
Things not to bring:
In order to foster the best atmosphere for language learning and for fun, we ask that you avoid bringing the following items:
Books, magazines, other media that are written in English or any language other than Spanish
Music, podcasts, or other audio materials that are not in Spanish
Alcohol and drugs are prohibited. Over-the counter medications and prescriptions must be given to the appropriate staff member(s) at check-in.
Snacks and beverages without prior permission. (they attract bugs and vermin to the cabins)
Chemicals, soaps, and other substances that could be poisonous if consumed.
Note about electronic devices:
Students are allowed to keep their phones, but they will not be permitted to use electronic devices to access the Internet. There will be very little opportunity and limited cellular coverage to send messages and/or make calls.