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We've missed you!

We can't wait to welcome your camper back this summer! A year is a long time, so here's your hub for all of those things that you might've forgotten since we saw each other last. 

What to bring list

For Day Camp -  Your child will need to bring a bag or backpack labeled with his/her name that contains a change of clothes, including shoes, a bathing suit, towel, water bottle and sunscreen.

For Resident Camp - 

  • Pillow

  • Bathing Suits (2) (no string bikinis, please) 

  • Sheets, 2 twin size

  • Short sleeved shirts (one per day) 

  • Blanket, Quilt or Comforter

  • Shorts (1 pair per day) 

  • Towels (3-4)

  • Rain Coat/Jacket 

  • Washcloth

  • Pajamas

  • Shampoo/Conditioner

  • Underwear (one set per day) 

  • Body Wash or Soap

  • Socks, (1 pair per day, plus 1) 

For Diabetes Camp -

Follow the same above guidelines, as well as the below guidelines for what NOT to pack. 

We receive supplies for Diabetes Camp through donations, which allows us to provide many items needed for your camper's  time at Hopewell. Because of this, we ask that you do not send syringes, insulin, or meters. If you must bring a cell phone to use your CGM ( we prefer you bring the PDM instead), it will be given to the nurse. Because blood sugars fluctuate so much while at camp due to many different factors, Dexcom sharing will be disabled at check-in. 


Pumpers: Bring 6 complete infusion set changes, plus an inserter device (each set and device should be INDIVIDUALLY LABELLED). For Diabetes Wee-Bit campers, please bring 3 complete infusions sets. 

  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste

  • Shoes, 2 old pair, 1 being sneakers 

  • Comb/Brush

  • Water shoes (all shoes must have backs) 

  • Deodorant

  • Laundry bag 

  • Insect Repellent

  • Bible and (optional) Journal 

  • Sunscreen

  • Writing kit (paper, pre-addressed stamped envelopes)

  • Other Toilet Articles as needed

  • Flashlight 

  • Long Pants, 1 pair 

  • Medications (please do not pack these in your camper's trunk, as they will be given to the

        Camp Nurse at check-in)

We love a theme day...

Here at Hopewell, we love any opportunity to dress up! Because of this, your camper might be invited to wear themed clothes while at Camp. Details on theme days are decided by our creative summer staff, so be on the lookout for specifics in early to mid-May 2024. 


What should I NOT pack?

Do not send new or valuable items, such as personal sports equipment that you do not want to risk getting lost or damaged; electronics (MP3 players, video games, cell phones, etc.); pets; alcohol; drugs; tobacco; e-cigarettes; candy; food; or cash. Please know that Hopewell cannot be responsible for loss or damage to any personal items brought to camp. Pocketknives or other weapons are not permitted at camp. 


Bunk1 (our one-way messaging service where you can use to send notes to your camper) will provide us with a pre-approved session code to then give to you. We'll send this out once your camper has arrived at camp!


 We upload photos to Bunk1 each evening after all of our cabin groups have returned to go to bed. Please remember that we do our best to capture as many activities as possible, which often means that we do not upload photos until late at night. Because of this, we recommend you check each morning for the previous day's photos! 

Information Packets

Download our Info Packets below in case you can't find them in your email! Note: these are currently for the 2023 season. 2024 Parent Packets will be available before registration opens in January. 


Resident Camp Parent Packet


Diabetes Camp Parent Packet


Day Camp Parent Packet

About the forms..

Making sure that your camper's forms are up to date is CRUCIAL for their success at Camp. We encourage camper parents to complete the forms when you register & then go back into your account to freshen things up two weeks prior to your child's arrival at camp. The videos below can help refresh your memory on how to do these! 

What's changed since last year?

We won't tell you everything that's changed because surprises are exciting, but for summer 2024 we are excited to introduce two new camp sessions: Explorer Up & Atom & Adventure Camp - Create!


We also are working on a plan to give parents the opportunity to meet your camper's awesome counselors & walk around the site at the end of the week. We will be continuing our drive-thru style drop off but are planning to change pick-up on the last day of camp. Details about this can be found in the Resident Camp Info Packet on your camp account. Diabetes Camper Parents will instead have the opportunity to meet the counselors at drop-off. This will allow some time for quality face-time between you & your camper's cabin nurse. 


Day Camp parents will have the option to bring lunch from home each day or have your camper enjoy the lunch prepared by our staff. We will collect lunch boxes each morning in the drop-off line & store them in a refrigerator until lunch time. We will also communicate the menu ahead of time, in case you'd like to only pack a lunch certain days. We will also be issuing hang tags for your vehicles to help us to expedite the Day Camp pick up & drop off process. 

More exciting changes are sure to be coming in the months to follow.. We hope you'll check back for updates! 

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