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What to Bring

​​​​​​​​​​​What to Bring
What does my student need to bring?
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Any authorized medications (must be turned over to Camp Central staff upon arrival)
  • Appropriate hygiene and toiletry products
  • Daily change of clothes including appropriate sleep, outdoor and/or physical activity attire
  • Linens, pillows, wash clothes and towels will be provided
  • Students can bring nonperishable food items 
  • Electronics (Camp Central staff and Central Michigan University staff are not liable for any 
  • valuable belongings brought to the campus by participants, such as money, cell phones, iPads, etc.) 
  • Fan (excluding window fans)
What should my student not bring?
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Alcohol, tobacco and/or other drugs
  • No pets of any kind
  • Unauthorized medications 
  • Explicit or vulgar books, music, magazines or movies
  • Clothing featuring inappropriate language, images or messages
What will be provided?
  • Camp Central t-shirt
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Backpack

Is there a dress code?
Students will dress in an appropriate manner that does not distract from the educational experience for the program. Any student that does not dress appropriately will be asked to change their clothing.

Females: No backless, spaghetti straps, tank, strapless, or mid-drift tops or extremely short shorts, 
skirts or dresses will be allowed. Shorts, skirts and dresses must be no more than 6 inches above the knee. No see-through attire. No offensive language or images will be tolerated on clothing.

Males: Boxers and briefs should never be visible (no sagging shorts or pants). No tank tops or muscle shirts. No see-through attire. No offensive language or images will be tolerated on clothing.

Should my students bring any money with them for any non-covered costs such as extra field trips or off campus activities? How much?
Your student does not need spending money. You may choose to send some spending money to buy souvenirs. All meals and supplies will be provided by Camp Central. We will also cover the cost of any activities listed on the schedule. Camp Central staff and Central Michigan University staff are not liable for any valuable belongings brought to the campus by participants, such as money, cell phones, iPads, etc. 

Though the program is free, parents/guardians do have some responsibilities including:
  • Providing students with items such as proper clothing, toiletries and other items on the what to bring list above.
  • Covering cost of any property damages caused by your student. Examples include damages to walls or furniture in the rooms or damages to classroom equipment.


 More Information

Learn about housing and dining, safety, dress code and more, visit the Camp Central FAQ page.​
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