All the essentials you should pack in your backpack for camp each day!


  • Tzedaka*
  • Bathing Suit
  • Towel
  • USCG approved type 3 floatation device for “non swimmers”- see explanation below
  • Water shoes optional 
  • Sunscreen - Please apply sunscreen on your child each morning. We will always reapply after swimming. Please send your child with sunscreen labeled with their name and a spray on bottle is recommended. 
  • Hat
  • Water Bottle - Camp water bottle & holder preferred
  • If not enrolled in lunch program - Lunch & Snacks in lunch box. No meat products allowed.
  • Camp t-shirt mandatory for trip and pond days – Tuesdays & Wednesdays
  • Children must wear sneakers to camp
  • Hat (recommended)
  • Sweatshirt (on “chilly” days)
  • Please label all clothing and personal items with camper's first and last names

*Tzedaka at Camp

As a camp we encourage the kids to bring a coin daily to give to Tzedaka – Charity. At the end of the summer
all the campers will vote on a Charity of choice to receive all the money. Teaching out children to be givers is a
strong Jewish value & a big Mitzvah.

Every Tuesday campers enjoy the beach at Houghton's Pond. 
As per State law called Christian's Law: All "non swimmers" need to purchase & wear a type 3 coast guard
approved personal floatation device. "Non-Swimmers" are classified as those who do not meet criteria for a
Red Cross Level 3 swim rating - which is Jump into deep water from the side, swim front crawl for 15 yards,
maintain position by treading or floating for 30 seconds and swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards.

Mini Gan First Day:

  • Extra Change of Clothes to keep in camp
  • Diapers and Wipes as needed
  • Full Day campers who nap, need a napping blanket/pillow & comfort item. Cot provided. 
  • Helmets to be stored in camp for use on many days (3's and 4's only)
  • Floaties to stay at camp (4's only)
  • Label everything!

Mini Gan Every Day

  • Swim Clothes (swim suit, water shoes, towel, sunscreen)
  • Label everything!
  • Coin for Tzedakah (charity)
  • Mitzvah Note
  • Smile :-)