What to pack for camp
At Camp Lakota, we want your child to be comfortable. There is no need to go out and re-wardrobe your children in the latest and greatest in fashion. Please adhere as closely as possible to the suggested types and quantities of clothing indicated on our Camp Lakota Packing List, which you can download from our website. Our Packing List outlines clothing, bedding, toiletries, footwear and other camp gear that will be useful at camp.
Clothes that wash easily and wear well are recommended. Laundry service is provided once a week, on premises, for all of our campers. Therefore, there is no reason to exceed the suggested quantities of clothing.
We recommend comfortable clothing and items that can withstand the rigors of everyday active camp life. It is quite possible that items throughout the summer might get torn or stained. It is our recommendation that expensive outfits and fragile clothing are not sent to camp.
Throughout the summer we do have dances, socials and an end of summer banquet – so campers might want to have a nicer outfit or two for those special occasions.
With respect to equipment, Camp Lakota has everything. Many campers bring their favorite baseball glove, tennis racket, or lacrosse stick, but if you don’t have these items or you prefer not to bring them to camp, we have all sports equipment and helmets in our “Station.” Campers may bring items such as hockey sticks, baseball gloves, personal helmets, etc. Campers should also bring an extra pair of eyeglasses or contacts.
We also recommend that every camper have an inexpensive pair of boots with a heel. These boots with a heel will be good for horseback riding, nature hikes, and for use on a rainy day. Also, please note that, in keeping with NYS Board of Health regulations, campers MUST have a shoe with a minimum heel height of 1” for horseback riding.
IMPORTANT: All clothing and gear MUST be labeled with your camper’s full name. This may be accomplished by either affixing a nametape to each article or by stamping or writing the camper’s name in permanent ink.
While we have protective equipment, we recommend that campers wishing to rollerblade and skateboard bring their rollerblades/board, an approved helmet and appropriate padding for proper sizing and optimal safety. Rollerblading and skateboarding is allowed at Lakota in our approved and supervised areas. Campers who would like to play Roller Hockey and Skateboard are required to wear a helmet, elbow and knee pads.
Camp Outfitter & Gear
We are delighted to be working with Amerasport as our exclusive provider for all Camp Lakota Gear. You can visit our outfitter at www.Amerasport.com and type in LAKOTA as the password to visit our specific Camp Lakota site and see our packing list. Please visit their website, or call 508-429-9000 to place your order early to allow plenty of time for processing and delivery.
Amerasport features a wonderful variety of well produced clothing and camp wear and their customer service and pricing are a perfect fit for Camp Lakota.
While Camp Lakota is not a uniform camp, there are a few items that we ask you to purchase which will come in handy for all of our campers. Additionally, Amerasport offers an enormous selection of camp gear, including bedding, bath and optional clothing items. We are sure you will be happy with the selection. Once you are at Amerisport.com website, you can type in LAKOTA and you will be brought to the Lakota home page. From there it’s very easy to shop.
When you view the Lakota pages at Amerisport.com website, you will find our full “Packing List” which will help you plan for the upcoming summer season. Our Packing List, which is also available directly on our website, will be a very helpful guide as to what clothing and gear is recommended for a camp season.
Please keep in mind, laundry is done once a week at Lakota, so you really only need to have enough clothing for a week plus. And probably a few extra bathing suits, socks and underwear.
REMEMBER YOUR FREE T-SHIRT…
Below we have listed the items that we request you purchase for Camp Lakota. And
please keep in mind, as our gift, all enrolled campers will be receiving a free T-shirt from
Camp Lakota. You MUST sign up for your FREE Navy T-Shirt on Amerasport.com
Camp Lakota Outfit
1 Grey T-Shirt with logo or
1 White T-Shirt with logo
1 Navy or Gray Sweatshirt with Logo
1 pair of sweatpants with Logo
1 Pair of shorts with logo
Click the button below to download the Camp Lakota Packing list.