Specifics may vary by week:

  • Passport
  • Needed VBS materials
  • Consent form - if you're under 18 and not traveling with your parents
  • Money
  • Bible
  • HOTM Backpack
  • HOTM Purple & White Shirts
  • HOTM Sweatshirt
  • Khaki pants—for worship on Sunday
  • Bathing suit and beach towel for swimming (may purchase a cheap towel for Port Elgin at Wal-mart)
  • Socks
  • Tennis shoes
  • Flip flops and any other needed shoes
  • Pajamas
  • Clothes for traveling home
  • Shorts or pants and shirts to wear during the day or change into
  • Underwear
  • Sun glasses and sunscreen
  • Toiletries and personal items


  • Temperatures can range from the 60s to nearly 100 degrees.  Most years temperatures are in the 70s and 80s.  Be sure to bring a light jacket.  Rarely has it rained during our weeks of camp.
  • Port Elgin has a Wal-Mart for you to get anything you need or forget.
  • Stores in Stayner are limited—you would need to go to Wasaga Beach for needed supplies.
  • If you fly, remember that there are baggage/packing requirements and a charge for checked bags.