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.

Medical Forms and Medications

Our camp standards require that each camper have an examination by a physician within 24 months of attending camp. We do accept a copy of the most recent school physical if that is the most recent.

We use an online database to take your medical information, CampDoc. We will put the link to the website here once the database is live for the new season.

Upon arrival at camp, you will hand this medications in to our camp nurse in our Dining Hall who will dispense them to the campers during the session. Medications must be in the original bottle and in a ziploc back with the child’s name on it.

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 2018