What To Bring

CLOTHING AND PERSONAL ITEMS
 
Campers should bring:
  • Casual clothes, including t-shirts, shorts/pants, sweatshirt or jacket, socks
  • Athletic tennis shoes
  • An alarm clock
  • Bed linens to fit an XL twin bed
  • Blanket or sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Personal toiletries
  • Water botttle
  • Sun screen

Cell phones and computers are allowed, as are TV's for dorm rooms.  All dorm rooms have both refrigerators (either full size or dorm size, depending on the room) and microwaves and campers are encouraged to bring snacks and drinks for their room.

Wi-fi IS available throughout the dorm.  Basic cable hook-ups are also available in all dorm rooms, however, to access cable tv campers must bring their own cable wire.

 

Items NOT allowed: matches, lighters, knives, firearms, straight razors, rope, illegal drugs, fireworks, incense, alcoholic beverages, and tobacoo products (including e-cigarettes and vaporizers), etc. If there is an item in question, please contact the Camp Director. It is better to ask than to be sent home for having a prohibited item. 

 
 
AT THE POOL EQUIPMENT
 
Campers should bring the following for swimming gear:
  • Suits
  • Goggles
  • Caps
  • Fins
  • Plenty of towels
  • Backpack

Other training equipment (kickboard, pull buoys, etc.) should be left at home.

NOTE: Aggie Swim Camp is not responsible for any items lost or stolen during your camper's stay. All campers are responsible for their own personal items and belongings. 

 
 
CASH BANK
 
The “cash bank” is available to all campers. Campers may "deposit" cash at check-in and may withdraw money each day at lunch time as they need it. (Campers should bring the bills they want to have in the bank. We will not have change). Typical suggested amounts to bring are $40.00 to $100.00. If campers plan to buy clothing or expensive gifts at the Texas A&M bookstore they may need more. Cash is needed for souvenirs, snacks, pizza and some activities. Although most activities are free, those that are offered by organizations other than Aggie Swim Camp, such as rock climbing, may have fees ranging up to $20.00.  Banks are kept safely locked up during all times.  (Campers are welcome to keep and be responsible for their own money - this is just a convenience offered to keep money safe for those who choose it.  Receipts will be issued during check-in to anyone depositing money with us.  Any funds not used during camp are returned during the check-out process).
 
 
MEDICATION
 
Campers will meet our camp Athletic Trainer during check-in. Our Athletic Trainer lives in the dorms and is available to assist campers 24 hours/day with any medical needs.  The Athletic Trainer can also store medicine and give it to campers at specified times if necessary. If your camper has any specific medical needs or is taking any prescription medicine and you would like the Athletic Trainer to be responsible for dispensing the medication during camp please be sure to talk with the Athletic Trainer during the check-in process.  Important: Unless our Athletic Trainer is notified during the check-in process Aggie Swim Camp will not give out aspirin, Tylenol, or any other medication without first talking to a parent or someone designated by the parent to make decisions.
 

MERCHANDISE

All campers will receive a Texas A&M Swim Camp t-shirt during the first roll call.

Additional Swim Camp merchandise will be available for sale during check-in and check-out.  Merchandise includes items such as t-shirts, sweatshirts, shorts, caps, suits, blankets, etc.  Camp photos are taken of the entire camp group on the first night of camp and are also available for purchase at check-in and check-out.