For Grown Ups

We are so excited to kick off Jameson Camp’s 95th year of summer camp. On this page, grownups will find information to help ensure campers have the Best. Summer. Ever. We know every question or concern won’t be answered on this page, which is why we encourage you to contact us for any additional resources, questions, or concerns. We can’t wait to see you!

Is My Child Ready for Camp?What to Pack for Camp

Why Jameson Camp?

We know the last few years have been especially rough on children and teenagers. And we know that families in our community are trying to stretch their budgets more than ever.

By its very nature, summer camp helps provide young people with a sense of community and offers experiences that combat gaps in social-emotional learning.

Jameson Camp programs also help kids thrive academically by providing hands-on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) activities.

To address financial barriers to camp, families making less than $85,000 a year may qualify for financial assistance. We also understand income may not be an accurate reflection of your financial standing and take into consideration household size, financial obligations, and other factors in determining financial aid. Applications for financial assistance are part of the online registration process.

Who We Serve

Our mission is to remove barriers to healthy and vibrant experiences in nature. For some campers, affordability is the largest barrier. For others, they may face social, emotional, behavioral or developmental challenges.

We recognize that new people, places, and experiences can be stressful for our campers. That’s why Jameson Camp is committed to ensuring campers have 24/7 access to Behavioral Therapists who help campers identify emotions and work through challenges. 

To ensure every camper have a safe and positive experience, we ask for grownups to be thorough and honest in answering registration questions. Because every camper is unique, the age recommendations for our programs are recommendations and not meant to be used to determine readiness. If you have any questions about the accommodations we provide in relation to disabilities or diagnoses, please contact us.

Unsure if your camper is ready for camp? Consider:

1. Does your child use the bathroom independently?
2. Can your child communicate their needs to an adult?
3. Has your child ever eloped or run away?
4. Has your child ever hurt another person or damaged property on purpose?
5. Does your child require 1:1 care?
6. Is your child able to traverse rough terrain?

To ensure the safety, comfort, and enjoyment of every camper, we ask that they come prepared for outdoor adventures every day. Children will be playing outside and in the wilderness and the following items will help ensure they are protected from injury and illness.


Overnight Camp

For the Cabin

  • A blanket or sleeping bag

  • Sheets

  • Pillow

  • Towels (3)

    We highly recommend bringing three towels: one for swimming, one for bathing, and one for creek adventures.

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, and floss

  • Shampoo, conditioner, soap, and lotion

  • Deodorant

  • Hairbrush, comb, bonnets

  • Flashlight and batteries

  • Shower shoes 

    Most campers wear flip flops. Shower shoes are important to protect camper health.

  • Pajamas (3)

  • T-shirts (7)

  • Shorts (7)

  • Jeans (1)

  • Underwear (8)

  • Socks (7 pairs)

For Adventures

  • Sunscreen SPF 50 or better

  • Bug spray

  • Water bottle

  • Towel

  • Swimsuit

  • Close-toe, close-heel shoes (2)

  • Rain jacket


  • Bag or backpack

  • Labeled prescription medication

    All medications must be given to staff at check-in. No over the counter medications will be permitted.

For the enjoyment, health, and safety of our campers and staff and for the protection of our campus, we prohibit campers from bringing certain items.

If a camper is found with an unallowed item, they may be excluded from participating for the remainder of the summer or the item may be stored in the office for the duration of the session.

  • Cell phones, computers, tablets, and gaming devices.
    Campers that bring electronic devices risk having them broken, lost, or stolen with no way to recover or locate them once the battery dies.

  • Cash, debit or credit cards

  • Fireworks and other explosives

  • Valuables, including expensive or meaningful jewelry and family heirlooms

  • Hair dyes and other chemicals

  • Inappropriate or adult games

  • Lighters, matches, and other flame starters

  • Drugs and drug paraphernalia, including alcohol, tobacco of any kind, and vaping devices

  • Weapons, including knives, clubs, hammers, and firearms

Lost & Found

Jameson Camp does not accept responsibility for lost or stolen property. Please communicate with your camper the importance of keeping irreplacable or valuable possessions at home. We recommend labeling everything your child brings to ensure lost items can be returned if they are found.  

At times, lost items may be found and turned in to camp staff. A lost and found will be set up outside near the camper pickup line. We ask that campers and grownups thoroughly check the lost and found at pick-up.

Each week after the last camper is picked up, lost and found items will be donated or discarded depending upon their condition.