Packing List

Packing List


____bible (the real life paper kind) & pen

____flashlight or head lamp

____camp chair (new since 2016, no chair = sit on floor)

____refillable water bottle


____sleeping bag or blanket


____sheets (twin)


____jacket for cool mornings and nights

____enough clothing for 6 days (there are no washing machines available)

____Swim Wear (modest one piece for girls and trunks for guys)

____socks & undies

____rain jacket

____garbage bag to carry your wet things home in

____Theme Night outfits - see below for theme nights

____Hat and/or sunglasses

*campers are expected to dress modestly, details here*


____”get wet" shoes

____tennis shoes (must wear closed toe shoes to ride horses)

____shower sandals


____towels (for shower and swimming)

____wash cloths or loofa

____shower necessities

____toothbrush and tooth paste


____other personal hygiene items

____insect repellant (for mosquitos and ticks) & sunscreen

____shower caddy for shower supplies

Special Items:

___If you insist on bringing your electronics, they are not allowed outside of cabins and no one else will be responsible for damage

___If you bring your own fan, it must be battery operated

___Do not bring any decor that needs to be plugged in  

___Most campers prefer to pack in a rubbermaid tote or drawers rather than a suite case

___If you would like to bring your own inner tube or float for the lake you are welcome to, but please remember that you alone are responsible for loss or damage.

*Please label all items with campers name - GWBC is not responsible for lost/misplaced items*

Theme Nights

Camp Shirt Night! 

Wear your camp shirt to pose for a photo and show your camp pride!

Tacky Tourist Night!

Break out your flamingo shirts, bucket hats, and socks with sandles, it's time to embarrass the kids! 

Color Rush Night!

Deck out from head to toe in your team color! 

Jersey Night!

Rep your favorite team, or show off a jersey from your own team - either way it's a night for the sports fans!

County Fair Night!

Overalls, "jorts", camo, red-white-and-blue, pig-tails, cowboys hats, bandanas, boots, or barefoot - there is no wrong way to dress for a county fair!

Theme night inspiration here! 

*Theme nights are not intended for you to buy a new wardrobe, get creative and make a costume out of something you already own!

Camp Mail

3 ways to get mail to camp:

1. Drop mail off at church by Sunday, June 16th

2. Leave mail at registration tent when checking in campers

3. Mail to Camp Riva-Lake in this format: (please allow plenty of time for delivery if you are sending snail mail)

Camper Name

Camp Riva-Lake - GWBC

1281 Riva Lake Rd

Winchester, TN 37398