He will then know exactly what he has, where he put it, and why he brought it along. Be sure that everything is marked with your camper’s name—a black laundry marker works best. One change of “school clothes” for banquet night and church is sufficient. Layering to provide warmth is very important, and a wool sweater or fleece is essential for Mountaineers/Voyageurs/Guides. Wool/fleece materials provide warmth even when wet and should be included in every camper’s belongings. Cotton, when wet, will not keep anyone warm, and it dries slowly.
An old or inexpensive Bible in easy-to-read-English is best—NLT Bibles are available in the camp store. Sleeping bags should be rated at 30-40 degrees (F). Footwear, especially for hiking, should have good support and be well-broken in before arriving at camp. Mountaineers/Voyageurs/Guides will hike many miles of rough terrain. Good, broken-in hiking boots are a must! Campers may bring specialized sports equipment appropriate to Deerfoot Lodge and these will be kept with the DL equipment, but DL cannot assume responsibility for their safe return. These may include fishing and archery equipment. Campers are encouraged to bring musical instruments if they are able to play during the Sunday morning worship service.