Packing for Camp
Click on your child’s program for the correct packing list.
1. Click here for recommendations on types of gear to purchase.
2. To order all of your camping gear and clothing in one convenient package, click here for Origin Outdoors.
3. To order other camp gear and Talisman apparel, click here for Lands’ End.
Our Parent Handbook is packed with useful information about opening and closing days, homesickness, food policies, laundry, schedules and more. Feel free to print it and use as a reference.
Talisman offers parent full-day parent seminars the day before closing day at camp. Seminars focus on providing strategies to transfer new skills at home and school as well as offering time for parents to share information and ideas with each other.
Travel to Camp
Talisman offers several Parent Sessions at the end of our camp sessions. If you are interested in attending a session registration is available through our online application. If you have already signed up for camp and are interested in attending, you can call in to sign up or to ask for more information.
Please note that deposits are nonrefundable once the camper is accepted. Full tuition is due by May 1st to retain the spot (or if applying after May 1st, full tuition is due at time of acceptance). If you must cancel for verifiable illness or emergency, we will split the tuition loss with you. If we discharge a camper early for medical or behavioral reasons in the first half of the session, half tuition will be refunded; in the second half, there is no refund.