Summer Packing List

Packing List for First Session, Second Session, Explore Tavor & Explore Tavor Plus

Laundry is sent out once each session. Simple, inexpensive, sturdy clothing is sufficient. Send only what your child will use and please label your child’s clothing to help identify lost clothing. All articles of value should be left at home. Camp does not accept responsibility for loss or damage to the clothing, equipment, or personal effects of our campers. When packing, we request that you help your camper choose clothing that is respectful and appropriate.

Clothing
12 t-shirts
5 long-sleeved shirts
5 jeans/pants
7 shorts
14 pairs socks
14 pairs underwear
2 pairs pajamas
1 bathrobe
2 or 3 bathing suits
2 nice outfits for Shabbat
4 sweatshirts/sweaters
1 medium weight jacket
1 raincoat/poncho
2 pairs tennis shoes
Beach sandals
Sun hat ( required )
1 laundry bag

Tiyul (Camping Trip)
1 pair hiking boots or sturdy walking shoes
Sleeping bag ( required )
Flashlight and extra batteries
Canteen/water bottle ( required )
Small backpack
Sleeping Pad* (see additional instructions in packing guidelines)

Toiletries
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Plastic drinking cup
Shampoo (and conditioner)
Body wash or soap
Deodorant
Sunscreen
Please note: The State Health Inspector now insists that each child has her or his own LABELED toiletry carrier.

Bedding
2 blankets
4 single sheets
2 pillowcases
Pillow
4 bath/beach towels
2 hand towels
2 washcloths
Mosquito netting (required). Mosquito netting to fit a single bunk bed is required for those campers sleeping in tents. It is optional for those in cabins.

Additional items
(optional, BUT recommended)
Camera and film
Insect repellent
Books
Stationery and postcards
Address book or list
Funny hats or costumes
Sewing kit and safety pins
Baseball mitt
Tennis racket
Musical instrument
White t-shirt for tie-dyeing

 

Packing List for Taste of Tavor (June or July)

Simple, inexpensive, sturdy clothing is sufficient. Send only what your child will use and please label your child’s clothing to help identify lost clothing. All articles of value should be left at home. Camp does not accept responsibility for loss or damage to the clothing, equipment, or personal effects of our campers. When packing, we request that you help your camper choose clothing that is respectful and appropriate. There is no laundry service during the Taste of Tavor program.

Clothing
4 T-shirts
4 pair shorts
2 pairs long pants
1 sweatshirt
1 nice outfit for Shabbat
5 pair underwear
5 pair socks
1-2 swimsuits
1 rain jacket
1 pair gym shoes
1 pair sandals

Toiletries
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Plastic drinking cup
1 labeled water bottle
Shampoo (and conditioner)
Body wash or soap
Deodorant
Sunscreen
Insect repellent
Please note: The State Health Inspector now insists that each child has his or her own LABELED toiletry carrier.

Bedding
1 pillow and pillowcase
1 set of bedding for a single bed
1 blanket
1 bath towel
1 beach towel
1 pair shower shoes

Additional items
(optional but recommended)
Camera and film
Books
Stationery
Postcards
White t-shirt for tie-dyeing

Camp Tavor is not responsible for loss or damage to articles of value, clothes or personal property.

Packing Guidelines
We make every effort to keep your camper and their belongings together. Lost and found “auctions” are held regularly during and at the end of each session. Nevertheless, at the end of camp we always seem to have a significant amount of clothes and other belongings left behind.
All of your camper’s possessions should be labeled clearly and securely with their full name.
Sewn-in or iron-on labels are the most dependable, permanent, and legible way to make your camper’s clothes identifiable.
Sports equipment, knapsacks or backpacks, canteens, flashlights, sleeping bags, laundry bags, and other personal items should also feature your child’s full name legibly and visibly on the outside. All of these measures will go a long way toward ensuring that your campers will come home with their belongings. It may be helpful to make a checklist for your camper. This will help both your campers and their counselors when it is time to pack up. Simple, inexpensive, sturdy clothing is sufficient. Send only what your child will use.

* For Full First Session, Second Session, Explore Tavor and Explore Tavor Plus Campers ONLY ​a foam pad is highly recommended (but not required) to provide increased comfort and insulation while sleeping in a tent on tiyul (camping trip). A cheap foam pad is completely sufficient, no need for more expensive items! Please do not purchase inflatable pads as they are far more delicate and can easily be torn without proper care. You can find a foam pad for less than $20 on Amazon, REI or your favorite local retailer. Like all other items, please ensure that your camper’s sleeping pad is labeled.

Here is an example:
Foam Pad

Kupah
Kupah means sharing. At Tavor, there is no camp store or canteen. Instead, campers pool their money into a kupah or common fund. The campers then decide on special activities such as roller-skating, movies, or parties to be paid for by the kupah. These funds also help stock a kupah cabinet with toothpaste, soap, shampoo, stamps, batteries, and other essentials, if needed by a camper during the summer.
There is no need for your child to bring money to camp. The Executive Director will provide cash to campers who require money for their trip home. Families will be billed accordingly. Return tickets, travel money, and cell phones (if needed for travel) will be collected when your camper arrives and kept in the camp safe.

Laundry
Laundry is done once during each session of camp. Campers pack their individual laundry bags with dirty clothes and linens. The laundry is then sent out to a local laundry service and is returned in the same bag, clean and folded the following day. We will not be able to accommodate dry cleaning, line drying, or other special handling. Please make sure all items are clearly marked with your camper’s name.

Click this link for a downloadable version of the full session and Explore Tavor packing list

And this link for a downloadable version of the Taste of Tavor packing list