Clothing & Equipment

Songadeewin doesn’t require camp uniforms. Instead we simply 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! Function trumps form when it comes to packing for the woods, and we don’t want a lack of suitable clothing to prevent anyone from fully participating in our daily slate of outdoor fun!

To that end, bathing suits should be comfortable for active water sports and provide enough coverage to facilitate easy arm and leg movement. We also ask that everyone leave make-up, nail polish, and other non-essential personal care items at home as well as hair dryers, dresses, skirts, and designer clothes. At Songadeewin, fashion and appearances don’t matter. It’s character that counts!

Laundry is done weekly at camp at no extra charge, and our camp store always has Songadeewin tee-shirts, sweatshirts, and hats in stock along with basic “tripping” gear like flashlights, river bags, and water bottles.

For a complete list of suggested clothing, please see the forms section below. 


Travel & Transportation

Getting to Songadeewin

For a place located so far away from worldly concerns, you’ll find Songadeewin delightfully easy to get to no matter where you’re coming from!

Our camp is located in Salisbury, Vermont just a few miles west of Vermont Route 7 on the northern shore of Lake Dunmore at the edge of the Green Mountain National Forest. We’re just 10 miles south of Middlebury, Vermont; 150 miles from Hartford, Connecticut; 200 miles from Boston; and 275 miles from New York City.

If you’re coming via public transportation, you’ll find us one easy hour from Burlington International Airport and just 45 minutes from Amtrak rail service in Rutland, Vermont.

There are many wonderful hotels and bed and breakfasts in the area, should you choose to spend the night in Vermont.



Go to the CampDoc website to fill out important information about your child.  In addition to asking for health-related information, the CampDoc form now asks for information previously collected on the General Form and Parent Information Sheet.  Please submit the CampDoc form as soon as possible, but no later than May 15. Thank you!

Trip Clothes – The Big Five

Important Notes on Packing

Midseason Schedule

Parent Manual

Vermont Lodging

Songadeewin Map

Lice Policy