Family Handbook & Packing List

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The Family & Camper Handbook is a great resource for families new and returning to camp. The handbook includes information about Day Camp transportation, camp policies for communication with your camper while they are here at camp, information about contacting camp, and so much more! The Family & Camper Handbook also includes a copy of the packing list.

Camp Hochelaga Suggested Packing List 

This packing list is the recommended items for 1 week at Camp Hochelaga.

We strongly recommend sending nothing to camp of high monetary or sentimental value.

___Pillow with case

___Sleeping bag and/or sheets & blanket

___Laundry bag



___ Sunscreen (recommend SPF 30)*

___Insect repellent

___Pair of sneakers

___Pair of waterproof boots going in the lake

___Pair of water shoes, sandals, or old sneakers for going in the lake

___Water bottle


___Rain jacket

___2 Sweatshirts*

___2 Bath towels

___shower bag/bucket to carry toiletries

___4 Pairs of shorts*


___1 or 2 Pairs of warm pajamas*


___5 Tee shirts*

___3 Long sleeve tee shirts*

___2 pairs of long pants or sweats*

___2 Bathing suits

___1 Beach towel*

___2 Wash cloths

*Campers attending 2-week sessions or multiple consecutive sessions should consider packing twice the suggested quantity of the above clothing items.


  • Musical instruments
  • Books
  • Card games and/or playing cards
  • Personal sports equipment (softball glove, field hockey, lacrosse stick & helmet)
  • Paper, pen/pencil, pre-addressed & stamped envelopes for writing home
  • Backpack
  • Camera (digital cameras are allowed)

Recommended for Day Camp- items can be left overnight in their baskets at camp.

  • Bathing suit and towel
  • Sunscreen (recommend SPF 30)
  • Insect repellent
  • Water bottle
  • Sandals or water shoes
  • Rain jacket (check the weather)
  • Hat
  • Extra bag for wet clothing
  • Extra change of clothes

**Please take note of the Do Not Pack list on the next page when considering what to send with your camper to camp.

Please make sure all of your campers’ belongings are clearly labeled with her first and last name. We will make every effort to return lost items to their rightful owner, but we are not responsible for items left at camp. It is not recommended that campers bring personal sports equipment to camp (baseball gloves, tennis racquets, etc.) as camp has plenty of equipment available. Any unclaimed items will be donated to a local charity after September 1st.


Our priority at Camp Hochelaga is to keep everyone, campers and staff, safe and healthy during their time at camp. Please do not send any of the following items with your camper to camp. These items will be confiscated by camp staff and returned to parents upon check out.

  • Cell phones Firearms, knives etc.
  • Portable electronics (PSPs, IPods, Kindles, etc.) Matches, candles, incense etc.
  • Bicycles, gum and candy

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