Mini-Camp FAQ

Here are some of the most common questions we get about Camp Rising Sun's Mini-Camp Weekend...

When is Mini-Camp Weekend?

Unfortunately, due to our interest in maintaining the health and safety of our campers, we have made the decision to cancel Mini-Camp Weekend 2020.  We’ll see you all in August!

When should I drop my camper off?

Drop-off for all campers starts at 8:30 am on Saturday.  Campers and families are invited to join us for a buffet breakfast at drop-off — breakfast will be open from 8:30 to 9:30 am.

When do I pick my camper up?

Campers can be picked up from the Dining Hall starting at 11:30 am on Sunday.

What should I pack for my camper?

Our Mini-Camp Weekend schedule is largely weather-dependent.  If there’s still snow on the ground at Camp Jewell, we will take advantage and go sledding, tubing, or cross-country skiing.  Campers will want to pack snow gear so they can participate.

The cabins are heated, but campers will be outside when moving between activities, so please make sure they are dressed warmly.  Northern Connecticut is always a bit colder than areas further south.

That said, here’s a list of suggestions:

  • Bedding (sheets and blankets or a sleeping bag)
  • Pillow
  • Toiletries (soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)
  • Towels
  • Change of warm clothes
  • Flashlight
  • Winter coat, boots, and snow pants
  • Hat, gloves, and scarf
  • Indoor shoes or slippers
  • Extra pair of outdoor footwear
  • Warm pajamas or sweats

What do I do if I have a question that isn’t answered here?

No problem!  Just head over to our Contact Us page and send us your question — we’d love to hear from you!