2018 Hive and Elfin Packing List
Hivers wear Aloha-Green shorts & Hive logo shirts or plain white shirts.
Aloha Green is an evergreen, or Dartmouth green shade. It is NOT kelly green, olive or teal.
Campers are encouraged to arrive at camp in uniform, but are not required to do so.
Uniform items may be purchased from Bendinger, or from other sources.
It is possible to exchange last year’s uniforms for different sizes for free on Opening Day from our rental clothing supply. We will do our best to “replace” items you bring, but our supply is limited!
- 5-6 pairs Aloha-Green shorts (jogging length, above the knee, any style, no shiny nylon shorts)
Bendinger offers jogging shorts with slits and pockets or “Soffe” brand shorts.
Any plain Aloha-Green shorts
Bendinger offers white T-shirts (short or long sleeved) with Hive logo
Any plain white T-shirt with no logos.
Bendinger offers green and white striped t-shirts
Bendinger offers black watch plaid, sleeveless shirts
Any plain white t-shirt with no logos
- 2 White Collared Shirts for special occasions
Bendinger offers white mesh polo shirt with Hive logo
Any plain white collared shirt with no logos
Must be purchased from Bendinger
- 2 Pairs Full-Length, Denim Blue Jeans (or 1 pair and 1 pair sweatpants)
Please stick to a “standard” style. Multiple extra pockets, excessively baggy, unhemmed, and highly stylized pants are not welcome. All jeans and pants must be in good shape (no holes, frayed hems or patches)
Color: standard blue jean color (not black, bleached, striped or printed)
- Aloha-Green sweatpants (optional)
Bendinger offers Aloha-Green sweatpants
Any Aloha-Green sweatpants with no logos
- 2 Fleeces / Sweatshirts / Warm Layers
Bendinger offers Aloha-Green polar fleeces and sweatshirts with Hive logo
Any plain, Aloha-Green sweater, sweatshirt or fleece with no logos
Bendinger offers a solid green flannel shirt
Any plain, Aloha-Green Chamois shirt
Other necessary items
- 10 pairs socks (plus 1 pair wool socks)
- 10 pairs underwear
- 3 pajamas or nightgowns (1 flannel for chilly nights)
- 1 laundry bag with drawstring
- 4 bath towels and 2 face cloths
- 1 beach towel
- ALL toiletries, incl. soap & dish, shampoo, toothbrush & paste, etc. (plus container to keep everything in)
- 2 bathing suits
- 1 bandana
- 1 sun hat or visor (Hive hat available in camp store)
- 1 pair sneakers or tennis shoes
- 1 pair hiking boots or equivalent sturdy shoes (for trips)
- 1 pair flip flops (for use in shower)
- 1 poncho (for use on trips)
- 1 flashlight and extra batteries
- pens, paper, envelopes and stamps
- bug repellent and sunscreen (no aerosols please)
- water bottle (available in Hive store)
- Day pack (for trips)
- 1 lightweight raincoat & waterproof boots
- It never rains at Hive, but when it does, it can be wet! Everyone must have rain gear.
- 1 trunk or footlocker (recommended size: 32” x 18” x 13.5”)
- 1 duffel bag
- 3-4 warm blankets
- 2 sets of sheets (flat or flat & fitted - twin/single or cot)
- 1 pillow, 2 pillow cases
- 1 sleeping bag (stuffed, not rolled)
- Teva or Birkenstock type sandals (to be worn with socks and in Units only)
- 1 bathrobe & slippers that can go outside
- 1 bathing/swimming cap and inexpensive swim goggles (for those interested in long-distance swimming)
- wool hat, mittens (for trips)
- inexpensive camera with extra film & batteries (disposable cameras available in camp store)
- musical instrument
- simple sewing kit
- favorite stuffed animal, etc.
- 1 tennis racket (keep the cover at home) & 1 can of balls
- 1-2 sets of plain, colored non-uniform clothing for Sunday afternoons, plus red, white and blue for the 4th of July
Things NOT to bring to Hive
- Electronics of any kind, including cellular phones, computers, electronic games or toys, video cameras, electronic address books, CD players, iPods, Kindles or other electronic book readers. Good books are a healthy substitute.
- Gum, candy or ANY other food items. Please take time to be sure these items are not in the trunk.
- Clothing with school emblems or written messages are not part of the camp uniform. Campers may, however, wish to bring some non-uniform clothing for Unit parties, sleepover breakfasts or the few non-uniform events.
- Large stuffed animals, large toys or excessive out-of-uniform clothes
- Alcohol, drugs, weapons, pets, skateboards, hammocks & motorized vehicles