WHAT TO BRING
At Kippewa, we want the focus to be on fun, so we ask that our girls wear non-designer, “camp-friendly” clothing. Most girls wear cotton shorts and a t-shirt or tank top. Girls also need to bring appropriate footwear for whatever activity they are participating in. If trying an activity for the first time we do not expect specialized equipment but if a girl is a tennis player, for instance, she should bring her racquet with her to camp. While we do not require a uniform, we do ask everyone to bring two logo’d Kippewa shirts and two logo’d Kippewa shorts for special events and trips out of camp.
We have partnered with Amerasport for our uniform and other camp clothing.
We also partner with GruvyWear to offer high quality UV protection clothing, with or without the Kippewa logo.
A copy of our packing list is available here.
Bed linens and towels are provided at no additional charge. We provide sheets and blankets, please bring your own pillow and pillowcases. It can also be nice to bring a blanket or comforter to help personalize the space and make it feel “homey”.
Laundry is done once a week so plan on packing a week’s worth of clothing (factoring in extras and changes throughout the day for different activities) plus additional items that may be needed.
Fun dress-up clothing items for special events are always welcome, although not essential!
TRAVEL AND BAGS TO/FROM CAMP
There are four options for sending your bags to and from camp:
3. UPS/Fed-Ex. Several families with personal or business accounts with these carriers use them to send luggage to and from camp. If you choose to use one of these carriers you will need to provide your own labels.
4. If you will be bringing your daughter to camp, or picking her up, you are welcome to transport bags yourself!
Camp provided transportation for Summer 2021 is being evaluated. We will share additional information soon.
Driving to Camp
- Drop off day: Timing is between 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
- Pickup day: Parent arrival time is 9:00 a.m.
Directions to Kippewa can be found here.
A list of Nearby Accommodations is available here for those families who drop off and/or pick up.
STAYING IN TOUCH AT CAMP
Campers receive mail daily at Kippewa in the early evening, before dinner. All letters and large envelopes (up to size 9×12) are delivered to campers daily as received. Boxed packages are not allowed. Please check our package policy in the Family Handbook for details.
Campers are also able to receive one-way emails from parents through their myKippewa accounts. These emails are managed by our partner, CampMinder. All emails arriving before 11:00am will be delivered that day. Those received after 11:00am will be delivered to following day.
After the first week, campers are given the option of one outgoing 15 minute phone call to their parents. Not all families choose to schedule a call. Parents can schedule calls online through their myKippewa accounts once the session has begun to arrange the time and date of their call.