Equipment Needed FAQs

Do I really have to label EVERYTHING she brings to camp?
Yes, especially if you would like it to come home with her! Group living can be a bit chaotic – labeled clothing and personal belongings help a LOT! Each year camps have a LOT of Lost and Found – much of which eventually gets donated to Goodwill. Please, please, please label EVERYTHING!

The “What To Bring” list says to bring a white t-shirt or pillowcase. What is this for?
Every camper will have the opportunity to do a special craft activity while at Day Camp and will need to supply her own t-shirt or pillowcase for this project. White, or a light-color, is best to use for this purpose. She will get to bring this item home with her. Make sure it is labeled with her name before she arrives at camp on Day 1.

My daughter is always hungry; can I send extra snacks or treats with her?

Your camper will probably need to bring a sack lunch most of the days at camp. A daily snack will also be provided to them. Our campers get PLENTY of food at camp, including snacks and desserts. Critters and storage and enough-for-everyone issues make food care packages a real problem. If there is food in your daughter’s backpack (luggage or sleeping bag – if spending the night), a critter will do whatever is necessary to get to it, so food in units is strictly forbidden. If you do have concerns about your camper eating frequently, please indicate this on her health form and we will make arrangements for her unit leaders to have extra snacks available.

Will my daughter be staying the night?

Daisy and Brownie Campers will NOT stay the night. Older girls will have overnight opportunities.

Junior Campers (entering Grades 4-5) will be spending the night at camp on Thursday night. Prior to camp once your daughter is confirmed you will be contacted by her Unit Leader with additional information about how this will work and what extra things your daughter will need to bring.

Cadette/PA Campers (entering Grades 6-8th) will be spending two nights at camp on Wednesday and Thursday night. Prior to camp once your daughter is confirmed you will be contacted by her Unit Leader with additional information about how this will work and what extra things your daughter will need to bring.

CIT’s (entering Grades 9-12) will be spending five nights at camp beginning Sunday through Thursday. Prior to camp once your daughter is confirmed you will be contacted by her CIT Director with additional information about how this will work and what extra things your daughter will need to bring.

My daughter is spending the night does she need to bring a tent or mattress?
Once your daughter is confirmed you will be contacted by her Unit Leader with additional information about what she will need to bring. It is possible that if your family does have a tent that you might let the unit borrow it for camp.

Will my daughter need any money at camp?
No, there is nothing to buy at camp. Everything that they need is provided. Please do NOT send money with your camper.

Can she bring her cell phone?
No. ALL Electronics and cell phones are on the Do-Not-Bring list. This is camp – it’s all about making friends, singing, having fun, and being silly. Camp Staff will have cell phones and we’ll provide you with a camp emergency contact number if needed.

I have other questions – who can I contact?
Take a look at our other FAQ pages first, but you are always welcome to call the full Sonoma Day Camp Crew at our voicemail line 707-205-1233 and we’ll call you back within 72 hours. Want a possibly faster response – email us your question at SonomaGSDayCamp@gmail.com

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