2020 Aloha Camp Packing List
Aloha campers wear Aloha-Green shorts & Aloha logo shirts or plain white shirts. On Sundays, and some special occasions, campers wear white shorts.
Aloha Green is an evergreen, or Dartmouth green shade. It is NOT kelly green, olive or teal.
The hilly nature of the Aloha property makes it imperative that everyone wear proper footwear. Closed-toe shoes with backs must be worn at all times, with socks. (Flipflops or sandals may be worn only in the units or swim area.)
Campers are encouraged to arrive at camp in uniform, but are not required to do so.
Uniform items may be purchased from our vendor, 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!
- 4-5 pairs Aloha-Green shorts (jogging length, above the knee, any style, no shiny nylon shorts)
- 1-2 pairs white shorts (jogging length, above the knee, any style, no shiny nylon shorts)
- 7-10 Aloha shirts for daily wear (sleeveless, short or long-sleeved, should cover top of shorts and midriff)
Tank top note: Thin-strap tank tops with built in bras are not appropriate for camp both in terms of look and effectiveness for activities. If you wish to bring tank tops, they must have straps at least 2-fingers wide.
Color note: Any plain, white T-Shirt is allowed for daily wear. The only colored shirts allowed are those sold through our uniform vendor.
- 4 White Collared Shirts for dinner and special occasions
Provided to NEW campers at camp. Returning campers may purchase at camp for $7.
- 2 Pairs Full-Length, Denim Blue Jeans
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, may be worn during the day)
- 2 Fleeces / Sweatshirts / Warm Layers / Flannel Shirts
Fleeces and sweatshirts should be Aloha-Green. Flannel shirts may be in any color/pattern.
Other necessary items
- 10-12 pairs socks (6 white required for dinner/special events)
- 10-12 pairs underwear
- 2 pajamas or nightgowns (1 flannel for chilly nights)
- 1 laundry bag with drawstring
- 2 bath towels and 2 face cloths
- ALL toiletries, incl. soap & dish, shampoo, toothbrush & paste, etc.
- 1 beach towel
- 2 bathing suits (at least 1 one-piece suit or tankini is suggested)
- 1 bandana
- 1 sun hat or visor (visors available in camp store)
- 1-2 pairs sneakers or tennis shoes
- 1 pair flip flops (for use in shower and swim area only)
- 1 poncho (for use on trips and as a cot covering for rain-possible days)
- 1 flashlight and extra batteries
- pens, paper, envelopes and stamps
- bug repellent and sunscreen (no aerosols please)
- water bottle (available in Aloha store)
- Day pack (for trips)
- 1 lightweight raincoat & waterproof boots (hiking boots may be used)
- It never rains at Aloha, 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”)
- 3-4 warm blankets
- 2 sets of sheets (flat or flat & fitted - twin/single or cot)
- 1 pillow, 2 pillow cases
- For full and second session campers: 1 pair brightly colored socks, solid or patterned
- For full and second session campers: 1 solid, colored T-shirt (V-neck, crew, tank)
- 2-3 sets of clothes for free dress days (casual sundress, casual shorts, etc.)
- 1 sleeping bag
- Teva or Birkenstock type sandals (to be worn with socks and in Units only)
- Water shoes (or other shoes that can get wet - must be closed-toe and stay securely on feet)
- 1 bathrobe
- camera with extra film & batteries (disposable cameras available in camp store)
- musical instrument & sheet music
- knitting needles/yarn (bring what you have if you’d like to knit this summer)
- tennis racket, field hockey or lacrosse stick (must have mouthguard & eye protection for lacrosse sticks)
- 1 pair hiking boots or equivalent sturdy shoes (for trips)
- 1 simple jackknife (not spring-loaded or assisted, max: 3” blade)
- wool hat, mittens & socks, long underwear (for trips)
Things NOT to bring to Aloha
- 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. We do not allow food in the tents, as it can attract unwanted critters. 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.
- Sets of drawers, storage boxes, bean bags, folding chairs, extra pillows and throw rugs.
- Huge amounts of assorted personal products.
- We discourage the use of any make-up. Nail polish is an exception and is often a fun thing for girls to share.
- Alcohol, drugs, weapons, pets, skateboards, hammocks, & motorized vehicles