Clothing & Equipment
Songadeewin doesn’t require camp uniforms. Instead we ask that campers bring rugged, casual clothing suitable for outdoor activities and camping experiences, and conditions that can range from damp and chilly to hot and humid in a single day!
Living in the outdoors, a camper needs to have clothing appropriate for temperatures ranging from 50 degrees to 90 degrees. It is important to have a good raincoat and warm jacket (e.g. fleece or wool). It is also important to have proper footwear: a good pair of sneakers, an old pair of sneakers (for “wet loaders” when canoeing), a second pair of sturdy sneakers or trail shoes, and a water shoe such as Crocs.
Each camper needs to have personal camping gear for tripping such as a sleeping bag, sleeping pad, waterproof dry bag, and water bottles. Camp provides equipment such as tents, backpacks, ground cloths, and cooking equipment.
We also ask that everyone leave make-up and other non-essential personal care items at home as well as hair dryers and designer clothes. At Songadeewin, fashion and appearances don’t matter. It’s character that counts!
Laundry is done weekly at camp and our camp store always has Songadeewin t-shirts, sweatshirts, fleeces, and hats in stock, along with basic tripping gear like flashlights, river bags, and water bottles. A limited selection of items may be purchased our online camp store.
For a complete packing list for camp, please see the Clothing & Equipment list below.
It has long been a tradition to maintain a place for our campers that is simple, rustic and close to nature. One of the aspects of camp that campers, staff, and parents most appreciate about Songadeewin is the opportunity to “unplug” from technology! Songadeewin is a tech free environment: no cell phones, mobile devices, computers, etc.! Cameras are permitted as long as they are not part of a phone or a wifi or cellular device.
Travel & Transportation
Getting to Songadeewin
For a place located so far away from worldly concerns, you’ll find Songadeewin easy to get to no matter where you’re coming from!
Our camp is located in Salisbury, Vermont, on the northern shore of Lake Dunmore, at the edge of the Green Mountain National Forest. We’re 10 miles south of Middlebury, Vermont, 200 miles from Boston, and 275 miles from New York City. Burlington, Vermont is one hour from camp and offers direct and connecting flights anywhere. There is Amtrak train service to Rutland, 45 minutes to the south. Camp provides chartered bus transportation from the New York metropolitan area, chaperoned by staff, at the beginning and end of the camp season.
Forms & Documents
Go to the Parent Portal to complete important forms for your camper. Please submit your forms as soon as possible, but no later than May 15. Thank you!