What to Bring
Yes! This is an outdoor experience! There are indoor cabins at Brooks Memorial Retreat Center, along with sites for tents. We have a limited number of RV sites without hook-ups. There are trees, grass and open areas. If in a cabin, bring your own linens and pillows. Please bring the basics for tent camping: a tent (or two!) for your family, sleeping bags, and air mattresses.
Below is a list of items we suggest you bring to camp!
Closed shoes with good soles & sandals
Tent (if you're not in a cabin)
Tarps or thicker pads to go underneath tents or to sleep on
Pillow and pillowcase
Sleeping bag or sheets
Water bottle for each family member
Personal picnic-type eating tools if desired. The kitchen will provide basic dishes and silverware. (please label with your name if you choose to bring them)
Cloth napkins if desired
Camping, folding chairs or backjacks
Layered clothing (for chilly evenings)
Insect repellent (mosquitoes are active at twilight)
Allergy medication or remedies if susceptible to hay fever
Rain coat in case it rains
A few rapid COVID tests - just in case
first aid kit
Long pants for hikes
Slippers, socks or flip-flops
Back jacks, pillows, blankets, or large towels for sitting
Music playing device
Pen and paper
Solar charger for fans, phones or any other personal items if in a tent
Special items we are requesting you bring to create ambiance
Something to share that could be used to create a sacred space, a game to share, tapestries, shade tents, etc.
Special children's books/objects you enjoy (1 or 2)
Colorful banners, streamers...
Items we are requesting you not bring to support ease and connection
Please don't bring anything precious that you would feel regret if it were damaged. For example: books, toys and photos.
Sugary snacks or foods.