Prepare for Camp

How Do I Prepare My Child for Camp?

We encourage our campers to care for themselves and their personal area in the cabin, so we encourage you to allow your camper to be involved with their own packing. We love that camp can provide children with the experience of caring for themselves and that new sense of independence. The best thing you can do is to support your camper’s decision to come to camp and concentrate on the new positive experiences ahead.

Health Forms and Medical Records

We also need every child to have an updated physical and immunizations completed within 2 years of their full stay at Camp Spaulding (Dated after June 25, 2017). You will be sent an email (if you provide us with one) to CampDoc, our online medical database, to give us said information and upload your physical and immunizations. If you need help with any part of this process, please feel free to contact us ! 

If you do not have an email address, you may download a Health Form .

Drop Off and Pick Up Times

Camp begins on Sunday and ends on Saturday, two weeks later.

You may drop off Sunday between 1-3pm

You may pick up Saturday Between 9-11am

Boys can be dropped off at Riverside Village, 125 River Rd.  Concord, NH  03303

Girls can be dropped off at Hillside Village, 210 Bog Rd.  Concord, NH 03303

What to Bring to Camp

These are just optional items of course, but many you will find will be necessary for your camper. We suggest a light sleeping bag as that will eliminate the need for alternate bedding besides a sheet. We also suggest marking all your personal belongings, so they will all come home with you at the end of the week.

  • Lightweight sleeping bag OR 1 blanket with a set of single bed sheets (our beds are twin size)
  • Pillow
  • 3 Towels (for shower and river use)
  • 2 wash cloths
  • 2 bathing suits
  • 13 sets of underwear
  • 8-10 pairs of shorts
  • 13 pairs of socks
  • 13-15 T-shirts
  • Light sweater or jacket
  • Rain jacket
  • 2 pairs of shoes (one being sneakers or tennis shoes)
  • Toiletries: soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, comb, brush, etc.
  • Sunblock/suntan lotion
  • Insect Repellent
  • Hat or cap for sun protection
  • Flashlight
  • Stationary supplies for writing home: pencils, paper, envelopes, stamps, etc.
  • Water Bottle

Caretaker’s Handbook

Your one stop resource for everything Spaulding related. Take a look and as always, if there are any questions, please reach out to Josh, jschupack@nmymca.org

Caretaker Handbook 2019