Camp Life

What to Bring to Camp

A prepared camper will be a happy camper. Our camp staff ask that you use the following list to help pack your camper up each day. Please click to find out if your camper needs to bring additional equipment for their program.

Primary Camps
Junior Camps
Senior Camps
Bike Camps

All Camps Require:

  • Reusable water bottle - this is critical for allowing your camper to stay hydrated
  • A litterless lunch (WOW only provides lunch on Friday for our overnight campers)
  • Hat
  • Close-toed shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Bathing suit/towel – swimming is offered to campers when they visit our Kelso location

Suggested:

Please leave at Home:

  • Electronics
  • Valuables
  • Clothing or belongings that you do not wish to get dirty 

Primary Camps           

  • Pack a back pack that is a size your child can carry easily several days beforehand to ensure you have everything you need.
  • Talk with your camper to help them get excited for the camp experience! Visit our open house to get a glimpse into a day at camp.
  • Please label all belongings to ensure a smooth return of all lost and found items

Junior Camps

  • Pack a back pack that is a size your child can carry easily several days beforehand to ensure you have everything you need.
  • Talk with your camper to help them get excited for the camp experience! Visit our open house to get a glimpse into a day at camp.
  • Please label all belongings to ensure a smooth return of all lost and found items  
Explorer Camp

Tuesday: Bike Helmet, and a Headlamp

Wednesday: Bike Helmet, and a Headlamp

Farm Camp

Farm WOW campers may wish to wear rubber boots. Must wear closed toe shoes.

Construction Camp

Please be assured all safety equipment will be provided. Closed toed shoes are mandatory.

Girls Camp

Tuesday: Bike Helmet, and a Headlamp

Wednesday: Bike Helmet, and a Headlamp

Raptor Camp

Tuesday: Bike Helmet, and a Headlamp

Wednesday: Bike Helmet, and a Headlamp

Waterfront Camp
  • Properly fitted lifejacket is required

Senior Camps 

  • Pack a back pack several days beforehand to ensure you have everything you need.
  • Check out our open house on ___________ to get a glimpse into a day at camp.
  • Please label all belongings to ensure a smooth return of all lost and found items
Adventure Camp

Tuesday: Bike Helmet, and a Headlamp

Wednesday: Bike Helmet, and a Headlamp

Farm Camp

Farm WOW campers may wish to wear rubber boots. Must wear closed toe shoes.

Construction Camp

Please be assured all safety equipment will be provided. Closed toed shoes are mandatory.

C.I.T

Tuesday: Bike Helmet, and a Headlamp

Wednesday: Bike Helmet, and a Headlamp

Raptor Camp

Tuesday: Bike Helmet, and a Headlamp

Wednesday: Bike Helmet, and a Headlamp

Waterfront Camp

A properly fitted lifejacket is required.

Bike Camps 

Bike Camp Ability 

We recommend that bikers attending camp be confident riding on rough surfaces including grass, gravel, dirt, and bike trails. Campers must not be using training wheels. Though extensive mountain bike experience is not required, this camp is intended for new bikers. Campers should be excited to learn how to become better riders, challenge hills, learn how to better use their gears and brakes, and explore the single and double track that Kelso has to offer. Trail features such as rocks, roots, bridges, skinnies, and other similar, will be introduced and used as a part of their riding experience. 

Bike Camp Equipment 

Minimum Bike Specifications:
  • 24” tire with front and rear handle bar actuated brakes
  • Coaster brakes are not sufficient

Bike campers that have bikes below minimum bike specifications will be required to rent a bike for the remainder of camp. 

Required safety equipment:
  • Properly fitted bike-specific helmet
  • Riding glove (or similar rugged athletic glove) to prevent scraped knuckles and palms 
Suggested additional gear:
  • Hydration Pack
  • Shin/knee guards
  • Spare tubes to fit tire size 

Pre-Camp Preparation

We recommend that campers have their bikes serviced prior to their week at camp by a proper bike mechanic at a recognized shop. We have several partner shops that we would be happy to recommend.

A pre-camp service will help ensure that your camper’s bike is functioning to its full capability and that it is safe for use. Visiting a reputable shop will also ensure that you are informed of any parts that may need replacement. These shops are a great place to pick up some of the required and recommended gear listed above.