What to Bring & Other Tips

What To Bring

Because of the COVID testing process upon arrival to Spring Camp and the Retreat emphasis of our theme Remembrance, once you check in, you will not be able to leave and re-enter the camp. There will be no Town Runner, so pack carefully. 

  • Documentation of the negative results of your PCR COVID test from earlier in the week
  • A Covid rapid self-test for each camper (tests will be administered by one of our Health and Safety Committee at check-in, but you must bring your own test kits)
  • Bedding (sleeping bag, bed sheets, foam pads, blankets, pillow, ear plugs)
  • Folding camp chair and/or floor pillow
  • Personal toiletries; shower supplies including towels and shower shoes
  • Fan
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun screen lotion and after-sun lotion
  • Flashlight
  • Rain gear
  • All medications and inhalers
  • Swimwear and water toys including extra towels
  • Life Jackets for swimming, especially for non-swimmers and the younger children. Noodles are not safety flotation devices. There are no life guards and Camp is not responsible for the safety of any swimmers.
  • To create privacy around your bunk, bring sheets or beach towels, clothesline or rope, clothes pins; for bunk convenience, a small rug, extension cord, hangers.
  • Any special foods for dietary concerns. Refrigeration available.
  • Open heart!

What to Leave Behind

Scented anything: e.g. oils, perfumes, aftershave, soap, shampoo, and candles. For some, exposure to fragrances, even mild or organic ones, can trigger reactions like headaches, sneezing, dizziness, itching, and rashes. Be fragrance-free to be kind.

Other Tips

Please be aware that TICKS and CHIGGERS are often present at camp. Your insect repellent should be effective on them too. The Missouri Conservation Department gives these suggestions for avoiding ticks: Tiny, Tenacious, Terrible Ticks

Musical instruments are very welcome at camp. However, please check with the musical director at camp before playing during programs.

It is hoped that you will keep your car in the parking lot closest to your cabin or in the lot near Kids Camp. This allows our Red Bud campers plenty of parking near the dining hall. Please, please, please do not park on the grass. The park rangers emphasize this.

State Park Group Camp regulations prohibit illegal substances and alcohol. Smoking is only allowed in designated areas (along the road). There is no smoking outside the zikr hall.

Information about Lake of the Ozarks State Park

To monitor the camp’s potential weather, look up Osage Beach, MO 65065 here. Temperatures in central Missouri vary day to day and hour to hour. Think layers as you pack your clothes.

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