What to Bring to Camp


Tippecanoe Camp & Retreat Center

Box 23, 6EMS Lane T52A North Webster, IN 46555

Phone: 574-834-41847

E-mail: tippy@abc-indiana.org

Website: www.camptippy.org

CHECK-IN: Between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on the first day of camp. Be sure to bring any additional personal medical information and any current medication to check-in. ALL medication will be given to the Camp Nurse for distribution while you are at camp. Bring medication in the original containers with camper’s name clearly marked.

CHECK-OUT: Most camps end on Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. with the exception of Explorer’s camp which ends at 4:00p.m. on Thursday and First Timers which ends at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Our intention is for each camper to have the best camp experience we can possibly provide, so we have put together some important information for you on what campers need to bring to camp with them and what they need to leave at home.








Clothes for EACH day

Jeans/sweat pants (Campfires can be cool)

Jacket/sweat shirt


Swimsuit (One Piece)

Shoes and socks for walking trails

Sleeping bag/blankets





Fishing Pole


Spending Money

BUG SPRAY (Containing DEET)


Please bring a container to carry items to and from shower houses. Personal care items such as shampoo, deodorant, mouthwash, etc. should be purchased in PLASTIC (not glass) containers for the safety of the campers. All articles including clothing, pillows, Bible, and sleeping bag should be marked with the camper’s name.

MEDICATION: If your camper brings medication, it must be given to the Camp Nurse at check-in. The medication MUST be in its original container. This includes any over-the-counter and prescription medications.

PLEASE DO NOT BRING: CELL PHONES, iPods, fireworks, or skateboards. These items are disruptive to the camp experience. If these items are brought, they will be confiscated and returned at the end of the camp session.

ITEMS NOT ALLOWED at CAMP: Weapons (guns, knives, etc.), drugs, alcohol, tobacco, fireworks, and related products. If these items are brought, they will be confiscated and the camper will be SENT HOME.

PERSONAL ITEMS BROUGHT BY CAMPERS: such as fishing poles, athletic equipment, etc. will be stored in the Program Director’s cabin and campers can get them for intended activities.

DRESS CODE: Campers and Cabin Leaders will wear appropriate clothing suitable for church camp. Midriff tops, spaghetti strap tops, tub tops, and/or halter tops are NOT permitted. The rule-of-thumb for shoulder straps will be the THREE FINGER WIDE rule. Short shorts are not permitted for boys or girls. Exposed midriffs are NOT ACCEPTABLE. Jeans and modest shorts may be worn at any time. Shirts must be worn at all times except when swimming. Bikinis, 2 (two) or other brief swimwear is not permitted. For safety purposes, shoes must be worn at ALL times, including to and from shower houses and to and from the lake. When walking trails and the island, shoes and socks must be worn. Guys—no shirts with the arm holes clear down to the bottom of the shirt tail (large openings).

CAMP MAIL: All campers may send and receive mail while at camp. When sending mail or e-mails; please be sure to place the camper’s full name on the outside of the envelope or on the headers of e-mails. ONLY one (1) E-mail will be accepted per person each day. The mailing address and e-mail address are listed at the top of this letter.

WEBSITE & DIRECTIONS: See pictures of what is going on during the week your camper is here or to get directions to camp, visit us online at www.camptippy.org.

QUESTIONS: Call or write to Tippecanoe Camp Office, to the address and phone listed at the top of this letter.

See YOU at CAMP!

Rebecca Scott, Camp Tippy Director