I'm sending my 9th grade son to camp this summer. None of my children have ever been to sleepaway. He's going to a yeshivish learning camp.
What should I know?
What does he need?
Any advice for a clueless mother welcome!
How yeshivish? Maybe ask parents that sent there in the past. Super yeshivish camps don’t change for sports.
My boys, as said above, white shirts and comf dark pants for davening and learning. Tshirts and tiros for sports.
Find out how often laundry is done.
They need many sets of underwear and sports wear.
They don’t need that many white shirts since they don’t wear them all day so can use for davening more than one day.
My sons go to pretty yeshivish mesivta lkwd camps. The majority of boys change for sports.
White shirts and blazer they leave in shul to put over t-shirt for mincha maariv. Wear dress shirt and pants for shacharis and learning.
2 dress pants. 4 white weekday shirts.
4 pair Tiro pants. 10-12 t-shirts. The t-shirts get sweaty so have to be washed at least once per day.
Extra set tzitzis 2 extra yarmulka
12 underwear. 12 undershirts. 4 pair pajama bottoms. 12 pair socks. 2-3 sweatshirts for sleeping.
Sneakers. Shabbos shoes. Dress shoes. Slides for shower. (Can skip Shabbos shoes snd wear dress shoes in camp)
Most camps do not allow shorts out of bunk house. Some boys will wear for sleeping.
2 bathing suits.
3 bath towels. 3 hand towels.
2 sets linen
Laundry bag (if doing own laundry send detergent and coins for machines)
Mesh toilette caddy to carry toiletries to shower. Toiletries.
Mesh bag for socks and underwear.
Set of drawers to keep some clothing in
Notebook and pens for notes
Folding Camp chair
Anything to help fast on tisha b’av
MP3 with music and headphones
Cell phone if allowed
Siddur fits in tefillin bag
Rain coat (sweatshirt and rain coat can be one)
Bathrobe (only some of my boys use)
Deodorant. Hand soap. Body soap. Face wash. Shampoo. Toothpaste. Toothbrush with a holder.
Toe nail clipper
Mini sewing kit (if your son is the type to use it)
Medication. Allergy medicine. Prescription creams
2 Shabbos shirts. Shabbos suit. Tie
Black hat + carrying box
Shaver (if applicable)
Removable sticky hooks
Reusable Water bottle
Backpack to pack for trips