Clothing Principles

God’s people are different. God said so. Consequently, we must live differently. Sometimes the conventional wisdom and standards of this world must be rejected. The Bible encourages this: “With eyes wide open to the mercies of God, I beg you, my brothers, as an act of intelligent worship to give Him your bodies, as a living sacrifice, consecrated to Him and acceptable by him. Don’t let the world around you squeeze you into its own mold, but let God remold your minds from within, so that you may prove that the Plan of God for you is good, meets all His demands and moves toward the goal of true maturity.” Romans 12:1-2 (Phillips Translation)

Among other things, Gander Brook wants to help parents encourage higher standards for their children than those fostered by the world. Gander Brook is a Christian camp. And, as such, we want to maintain and promote high standards of godliness, holiness, and discipleship to Jesus. Therefore, among other things the camp has rules regarding tobacco, alcohol, drugs and clothing.

Boy and girl campers should wear:

  • Shorts that are mid-thigh or longer with an inseam of at least 6 inches.
  • Shirts that cover the shoulders with at least four finger widths of material on each side.
  • Clothing that is loose enough so that lines from undergarments are not visible.
  • Closed-toe shoes for sports and in the kitchen.
  • Clothing that covers all undergarments well including briefs, sports bras and bras even when arms are raised.
  • Clothing that covers the torso of the body.

The Board of Directors grants authority to the Camp Director (or people in similar positions of leadership for activities other than summer camp), to ask anyone on the campground to change their clothing or correct their actions if these Biblically based guidelines are not met.

For further Bible study see:

1 Timothy 2:8-10, 5:1-2; Titus 2:11-14; Ephesians 5:3-5, 8-14