Packing List

Don't forget to write your name on everything you bring. Read the Dress Code for more information.

Packing list is based on a three-week session. Laundry will be done for campers on an as need basis.

**Mandatory for Summer 2021**

Attention returning campers, lanyards and name tags are required at camp. Forgotten lanyards and nametags can be replaced for $2. It is optional to replace the pins you have already received at a cost of $5/pin. All campers who did not attend camp in 2017 - 2019 will be gifted a lanyard. In addition, any returning campers who did not attend camp in 2017 - 2019 will receive the appropriate pins for all completed previous summers at camp. 

Required Clothing

  • 7 pairs of long pants
  • 7 pairs of shorts
  • 3 long-sleeve shirts
  • 14 short-sleeve shirts/tank tops
  • Socks (enough for three weeks, a few should be long, calf-high socks to help prevent ticks)
  • Undergarments (enough for three weeks)
  • 3 swimsuits (girls: one piece or modest tankinis, boys: swim trunks) – See the Dress Code
  • 1 pair of water shoes (Teva, Chaco, Crocs, aqua sock, etc.) – Water shoes with a heel strap must be worn at all Marina activities
  • 1 pair of athletic shoes
  • 3 sweatshirts or fleece pullovers
  • 1 light jacket or windbreaker
  • 1 rain jacket or poncho
  • 1 bandana – Required for Biking, Climbing and Paintball
  • 1 hat
  • Nametag (returning campers only)

Other Clothing

  • Casual dress clothes for Saturday Mass or Nondenominational Service, and Founder's Day celebration.
  • Flip flops to wear in the showers and around camp – Flip flops do NOT count as water shoes
  • Fun and wacky clothes for skits, lip syncs, team games
    • Glow in the dark stuff 
    • 4th of July (if you will be here for the 4th of July)
    • A minimum of 1 wearable clothing item in the following colors: red, green, blue, yellow

Toiletry Items

Note: No aerosol cans

  • Lip balm with SPF

  • Deodorant

  • Hair brush/comb
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Soap
  • Sunscreen (30 spf minimum)
  • Prescription and over-the-counter medication for the entire one, two or four weeks
  • Shower caddy (best with holes for draining water)
  • 2 Face Masks
  • Hand Sanitizer

Required Equipment

  • Duffel bags (with wheels) – Used for packing, maximum: two bags, no trunks
  • Sleeping bag – Fiber-filled is recommended
  • USCG approved lifejacket (Vest Type III)
  • Water bottle
  • Flashlight
  • Stationery, stamps, envelopes, pens, etc. – Campers must write a letter home during their stay

Optional Equipment

  • Non-phone Camera
  • MP3 player – NO iPads/iPhones (even if the service is turned off or SIM cards removed)
  • Clipboard
  • Books/cards/card games
  • Sunglasses
  • Musical instruments – Please let the office know prior to camp
  • Tennis racket
  • Fishing equipment
  • Paintball helmets/goggles – Campers may not bring their own markers
  • Watch
  • Swim goggles
  • Camp Chair (pic below)
    camp chair

Required Linens/Bedding

  • 1 heavy blanket
  • 1 set of twin sheets (1 fitted, 1 flat, 1 pillowcase – 2 sets for four-week campers)
  • 1 pillow
  • 4 beach towels
  • 1 laundry bag
  • Optional: Mattress pad

Leave It At Home!

  • Tablets (iPad), laptops, cellphones and handheld games will be collected, labeled and safely stored in the camp office until departure day. Even old cellphones with no SIM card or the service turned off will be collected. Camp Foley reserves the right to confiscate cellphones that are not turned in honestly and reserves the right to mail those cellphones home to parents.
  • Electronics that require an electrical outlet such as fans, iHomes/CD players, electric blankets, plug-in lights, etc. are not permitted.
  • In order to support a natural and simplistic lifestyle, please leave makeup, curling irons, straighteners, blow-dryers, etc. at home.
  • Animals (caged and non-caged) are not permitted.
  • Weapons (including firearms, bows and arrows, martial arts weapons, paintball markers and knives of all kinds) and fireworks are not permitted.
  • Food, candy, bottled water, gum, soda pop, etc. will be collected and discarded or donate to the local food shelf.
  • Clothing items that do not adhere to the Dress Code will not be tolerated.
  • Controlled substances including but not limited to: Tobacco, alcohol, medications (unless perscribed and turned in to camp nurse), eCigarettes, Juuls and illegal drugs. 

Dress Code

We ask that everyone in the Camp Foley community adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Midriffs are covered at all times – even at the waterfront
  • "Cheeks" covered in shorts and skirts
  • Pants should never reveal undergarments – belts are wonderful!
  • Shirts and swimsuits must have two straps or sleeves
  • No cleavage or revealing tops
  • Clothing must not advertise alcohol, tobacco, profanity or have suggestive context
  • Dangling earrings are not allowed at activities for safety reasons - campers/staff may wear small studs or posts
  • Lifejackets will be worn when on a watercraft
  • Athletic shoes will be worn for games on fields and courts and at climbing, biking, paintball, etc.
  • Flip flops and slide-on sandals will not be worn as water shoes
  • No camper may alter their appearance at camp by cutting their hair, piercing their ears, etc.


Login to your Camp Foley account to fill out the Travel and Health Forms. If your child has specific medical needs please check here for additional forms. Email or call (218) 543-6161 if you have questions. 

Camp Foley will reach out to you via email if you have not yet completed a necessary form. 

Parent Guide

The Parent Guide is the #1 resource for new and returning Foley Families.

It can answer your questions regarding Communication and Health & Safety. It also provides you information on Cabin Placement, the Camp Store, Homesickness, Community Living, Visiting Camp, etc. 

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