Here is a list of things that you'll want to bring with you in order to enjoy the week to the fullest.
The release forms are pretty important. You'll need to print them off, fill them out, and have the person attending hand them in at check-in on the first day of camp. If we don't receive them at this time, we'll have to suspend all participation until you can get them to us.
There's really no explanation needed. Bring your favorite water container and make sure you have it with you all week.
Plenty of workout clothes
Each day will be packed with activities, so you'll want to be sure you pack enough running clothes. Keep in mind that a typical day includes a morning workout, as well as cross training and Ultimate Frisbee in the afternoon. There will be two shower opportunities each day and we'll strongly encourage each person to take advantage of these. So pack plenty of running gear, something to swim in and comfortable, casual clothes for everything else. Please take a look at our Dress Code (see below) before packing.
Comfortable running shoes
We know this is rather obvious; however, when you begin packing, some questions might arise. You can make it through the week just fine with one pair of good running shoes however, it is nice to have two pairs. For example, should your shoes get soaked by morning dew on a run, it's nice to let them dry out for the day and have another pair that you can switch to. You will not need track or cross country spikes.
Bathing suit/swim trunks
Some of our cross training sessions will be conducted in the pool. There is also the occasional opportunity to swim during free time. If you have room in your suitcase, it's nice to have a towel to take with you as well. Please note that we do have a Dress Code (see below), so no speedos, Gentlemen.
Soap, shampoo, toothbrush, etc.
All medications, wether prescription or over the counter, will need to be listed on the camper's release forms and placed in a ziplock bag with the camper's name and written instructions inside. All medications must be handed in with your child's release forms at check in on the first day. Your child's counselor will safeguard their medications and dispense them according to the written directions from the parent or guardian. Rescue inhalers and EpiPens do not need to be handed in, however, we do ask that if their asthma or allergy is severe that they have their inhaler or Epipen with them at all times and provide a second rescue inhaler or EpiPen for your child's counselor to keep with them in case of an emergency.
We will have a fully stocked first aid kit present at all activities.
Notebook and pen
For taking notes during our lectures. Believe me, there's a lot you're going to want to remember.
You're going to want to make your mamma proud during the week of camp, otherwise there a few things that might earn you a ticket home. Campers are expected to show respect to all staff, other campers and the university's property. This means you'll want to pay attention to the instructions given by staff, obey camp rules, be pleasant to your fellow campers and refrain from using foul language.
A note on the subject of Bedding and towels
Sheets, pillow, blanket and towels will only be provided at our Colorado camp. If you are attending our San Diego camp you will need to bring extra-long twin sheets, blanket, pillow and towels. If you are attending our Virginia camp you'll need to pack regular twin sheets and towels (a blanket and pillow will be provided). If you are flying to one of these camps and packing bedding is not a practical option, bedding can be rented from the university for an additional charge and you can email me with your bedding request. For our Colorado campers, if you have room, it does make things a little more comfortable to at least have your own pillow, blanket and an extra towel. If you want to bring your own sheets, the beds are a regular twin size.
Where swimwear is concerned, swim trunks for guys and sporty one piece suits or tankinis for girls. If you're a girl and don't want to buy a new suit, you can wear a tank top over the suit you have. Also for the girls, no sprinter/volleyball shorts, and we request that you wear tanks over jog bras.