Parents and guardians often wish to bestow on their children the best they can offer; however, at camp and on Hante Adventures, clothes get dirty and lost, and expensive clothing isn’t necessary and can create feelings of inequity. Please help your participant under-pack and bring old, already stained clothing. Bring old shirts, shorts, and pants. Bring some synthetic, warm clothes and a fleece jacket. Bring general athletic/walking shoes which are good for the uneven terrain at camp. Sandals/opened-toed shoes are fine for parts of camp; however, campers will need closed toed/stay-on-your-feet shoes for the majority of activities at camp. Since we do get wet at camp, we recommend two pairs of closed-toed shoes – one that can get wet and stay wet, and one that can stay dry. If you intend to take horseback riding and already have hard soled shoes with a heel, please bring them; we do have riding shoes available.
When packing, please also pack clothing that is appropriate for an active outdoor summer camp. Please review the dress code with your child. You can find it and the packing list linked below:
We encourage campers to bring instruments and play in classes and small ensembles. We will store your instruments in the Performing Arts Building, Cheoah, which is an air-conditioned building.
What Not to Bring
Remember, no music devices, cellphones, smart watches, video cameras, laptops, electronic games, radios, computer toys, electronic readers, dangerous weapons, food, or candy. We do not allow campers to take video at camp. We recognize that many cameras have video filming capabilities. Campers may bring those cameras, but they will not be able to take video. Please leave other video equipment, etc. at home. Eagle’s Nest cannot be responsible for lost or stolen electronics. Campers arriving by air may travel with cellphones and chargers. They will need to turn off and turn in their phone at the office upon arrival.
Gear Lending Library
Eagle’s Nest has a Gear Lending Library to support campers who may need to borrow gear. If you would like to borrow gear for your Camp Session or Hante Adventure, please contact Ed Haubenreiser at firstname.lastname@example.org.