PACKING FOR CAMP
WHAT TO PACK IN
Campers can bring one trunk, one duffel bag and one set of plastic drawers. Typically, clothing is packed in the drawers and trunks, while bedding and towels, toiletries and shoes are packed in the duffel. Campers work together and with staff to move their belongings to their tents. Please make sure you can lift your bags: if you can’t, we won’t be able to either!
Many campers bring the medium or large Rhino Armour trunk from Camp Connection. Some campers choose to use a plastic bin like this or this instead. While these options are cheaper, they are not as durable. Make sure that whatever trunk/bin you choose is able to withstand being stacked in the luggage truck without cracking. Please label the lid of your trunk/bin with your camper's full name.
Our packing experts have identified several popular designs of drawer units: please choose the one(s) that best suits your packing needs:
Pack your drawers fully and use duct tape to ensure that nothing falls out. Don't forget to clearly label the top with your camper's full name. The drawers will go straight from the truck to the tent: no unpacking required.
Campers can bring a small tool box or lock box to keep smaller items. They may bring a lock; however, they will be required to open the box for staff on the first day to ensure there are no medications, food or other restricted items inside.
Our Packing List covers everything the campers should bring. Help us make camp a safe and happy environment by not packing any of the items in the “Do not pack” list. Many seemingly harmless things – particularly electrical appliances – can pose a safety risk to campers.
Campers will have to wear masks in shared indoor spaces such as bathrooms (not when showering) and the dining hall (not when eating), and when social distancing between cohorts is not possible. We will send more details about what kind and how many masks to pack once we receive guidance from Public Health.
Campers can bring a small tool box or lock box to keep smaller items. They can bring a lock; however, they will be required to open the box for staff on the first day to ensure there are no medications, food or other restricted items inside.
POPULAR TENT ACCESSORIES
Many campers like to have foam puzzle pieces for the floor of their tent. Some campers bring twinkle lights to decorate the tent and add lighting. Campers also like to bring a small standing or clip fan to use for cooling off. Extension cords and power bars are popular packing items.
COSTUMES AND CLOTHING FOR SPECIAL PROGRAMS
We have a lot of programs at camp where campers are encouraged to dress up. While we have many costumes and accessories on site, many campers like to bring their own silly hats, socks, necklaces, tutus and other clothing/accessories ($20 at the Dollar Store is more than enough to outfit your camper for camp). Different coloured t-shirts are helpful for when campers are split into different teams for programs and Maccabiah. Some programs at camp might be messier than others so it is always a good idea to have one or two outfits that can get stained or dirty. Finally, don’t forget a white t-shirt or pillowcase for tie-dying!
In order to prevent lost and misplaced items, please label every article of clothing and all belongings with your camper’s full name. Labels should be machine washable and waterproof. Click here to purchase labels from Mabel’s Labels and support Solelim's Camper Scholarship Fund in the process!
Every week, a service collects the bags: clothing is washed, dried and returned the following day. We recommend campers bring their own laundry bags to be used until laundry day. Please help us reduce the chances of lost and/or misplaced laundry by clearly labelling your camper’s clothing.
LOST & FOUND
Lost and found is collected daily and stored in bins outside the Ulam (main hall). Campers are encouraged to claim their lost and found throughout the summer and especially at the end of camp. Unclaimed items will not return to Toronto at the end of camp.