What To Bring – General Instructions
Please do not send valuable clothing or personal items with your camper. Camper belongings can get mixed up, damaged, or even lost. We always recommend labeling everything you send to camp.
What To Pack List
- Appropriate Recreational Clothing
- Modest One-piece Bathing Suit or Tankini
- Notepad & Pencil/Pen
- Camper’s Medications & Health Form
- Inexpensive Bible (optional)
- Flip Flops or Water Shoes
- Bathing & Beach Towels
- Sleeping Bag or Sheets & Blanket
- Pillow (overnight camp only)
- Soap, Toothbrush & other Toiletries (overnight camp only)
- Flashlight (overnight camp only)
- Inexpensive Rain Poncho (optional)
- Non-aerosol Sunblock
- Non-aerosol Insect Repellent
- Fishing Pole & Tackle (optional)
What Not To Bring To Camp
- Cell Phones
- MP3 Players or other Media Players
- Camper Spending Money – See Camper Spending Money Below
- Aerosol Can Products
- Magazines, Comics, Books, or Reading Material other than a Bible
- Alcohol, Vapes, Tobacco or other Controlled Substances
- Fireworks, Matches, Lighters, Knives, or other items that could possibly be construed as a weapon
Cell Phone Policy
Camp Haluwasa has a strict “no cell phone policy” for the protection and privacy of all of our campers. Cell phones can be damaged, misplaced or lost. Their use potentially disrupts camp programs. Improper use of cell phone cameras combined with internet capability creates a serious personal privacy and liability issue for parents and campers.
All youth camps in the state of New Jersey must comply with strict regulations regarding the administration of medications.
All camper medications (even over-the-counter medications) must be given to the camp Medical Director upon “check-in” at camp. Any medications discovered in a camper’s possession during the session will be collected by camp personnel and parents/guardians will be called.
All medications must be provided must be in their original containers and clearly labeled for the camper. We ask that you only provide what is needed for the week. When dropping off medications, parents/guardians must give Haluwasa written and detailed instructions for administering the medications to their camper.
All unused camper medications must be picked up at the end of the week after the final program during “camper pickup.”
Haluwasa must destroy and dispose of all unclaimed medications by Monday evening following the end of the session according to state law.
Clothing & Dress
In keeping with Haluwasa’s standards of dress, we ask that parents help campers pack clothes with modesty in mind. Please exclude abbreviated, revealing, and/or tight clothing including tank and tube tops. Swimsuits should be modest one-piece bathing suits or tankinis. Please DO NOT send campers with valuable clothing or other items of value. Haluwasa will not be responsible for damaged or lost clothing and/or other items. Upon discovery, all Lost & Found items will be placed on the porch of the Main Office for parent retrieval. Unfortunately, we cannot ship/mail items to their owners.
Camper Spending Money
Please do not send cash with your camper. Prior to camp, you can add spending money to your camper’s “Bank Card” which they will use to make purchases throughout the week. This bank card can be used at each of our camp stores. Balances remaining at the end of the week will be returned to our camper’s parents during Friday pick up.
Note: For overnight sessions, if you have not applied money to your camper’s bank card prior to arrival you will not be able to use our “Express Lines” during check-in.
The Craft Shop is open Monday through Thursday during Optional Activity Time. Projects range from $2 to $5. Some projects make take several sessions to complete. Campers are responsible to collect their projects upon completion or on Friday afternoon.
The Snack Shop is open daily. Items range from $1 to $3. Camp Haluwasa limits purchases at the Snack Shop to three items per day per camper.
The Gift Shop is open to campers at scheduled times on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Haluwasa T-Shirts and Sweatshirts may be purchased for $10 or $20 respectively and may be pre-ordered during registration. The pricing of other items varies.