Things to know before coming to camp

You can find a Packing List and our Cell Phone Policy below and information on Drop Off & Pick Up Logistics using the menu to the right. If you haven't gotten your camper news - click on the right and do so now. Please feel free to contact us or call the office at 717-273-6525 if you have additional questions or need more information.

Packing List (For overnight programs) (Day Camp Here)

  • Completed Registration forms
  • Parent/Guardian Camper Release forms
  • Camper Health History Form
  • Authorization for Medication Administration
  • Store Money Envelope
  • Sleeping bag or sheets & blankets
  • Pillow and pajamas
  • Towel, wash cloth, soap
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste
  • Clothing for each day of camp
  • Jacket or sweatshirt, Rain gear
  • Modest swimwear and towel
  • Bible, notebook, pen, or pencil
  • Sturdy closed toe shoes (Sandals permitted only at pool or shower house)
  • Flashlight with good batteries
  • Insect repellent (highly recommended for all campers)

Helpful Hints

  • Put identification on each item including luggage and sleeping bags
  • Secure pillows with the camper's sleeping bags or put them in a plastic bag labeled with the camper's name.
  • Try to consolidate and avoid loose items

Please DO NOT bring...

  • Personal electronic equipment of any kind (radios, cell phones, etc.)
  • Food or snacks (all food and snacks will be provided or made available by the camp staff)


Cell Phone Policy

Gretna Glen, along with summer camps across the country, has continued to enforce a no camper cell phone policy. While we can appreciate the desire for parents and guardians to be in contact with their camper while they are at camp, the risks of allowing camper cell phones continue to outweigh the benefits. Cell phones continue to advance and offer multi use functions like camera, video recording, music player, texting, web browsing, and video games that can put campers at risk of emotional injury when misused or unsupervised. In addition to these factors, cell phones can be expensive and the outdoor camp environment can be hard on electronics. We encourage letters from home and encourage campers to write letters while they are here. During your child's week at camp we can assure you that a parent or guardian will be contacted if...

  • Your camper is ill, with a fever over 100 degrees
  • Your camper has to be taken to or needs to go to the doctor or hospital
  • If we have any questions regarding medications or healthcare of your child
  • Your camper is unable to function within the community of Gretna Glen in a healthy way

Cell phones will be used by camp staff in emergency or safety situations.
We thank you in advance for your support of our policy regarding the safety of campers.