Packing for camp can be an artform. If this is your first time, I’m sure your head is spinning.

To ensure your camper has what they need to enjoy their experience to the fullest, here is our suggested packing list. The following clothing and equipment for a week’s stay should give you a good start.

And don’t forget: Your camper’s name should be marked on everything he or she brings, for easy identification. Parents, please be sure to read our 2021 Parent Handbook – Overnight Camp

What to Pack for One Week of Overnight Camp 

  • 5 masks that cover both chin and nose. No neck gaiter, bandana, or masks with valves please.
  • Sleeping bag OR a blanket, 2 sheets
  • Pillow and cases
  • 2 towels for swimming use
  • 2 towels for bathing use
  • 5 t-shirts or short-sleeve shirts
  • 2 sets of pajamas
  • 1 pair of long pants
  • 1 long sleeve shirt
  • 5 pairs of shorts
  • 6 sets of underwear and socks
  • 2 pairs of tennis shoes or sneakers
  • 1 comb or brush
  • 1 flashlight and batteries
  • Water shoes, sandals or sneakers that can get wet (a heel strap is suggested for campers in water activities)
  • Sunscreen (waterproof)
  • Water bottle
  • Backpack
  • Raincoat or poncho
  • 1 light jacket
  • 2 bathing suits
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)
  • Insect repellant (non aerosol)
  • Laundry bag

Optional Items

  • Books
  • Fan
  • Pens and/or pencils
  • Hat or baseball cap
  • Pre-addressed & stamped postcards/envelopes
  • Sunglasses
  • Books
  • Extra batteries
  • Small fan

What Not to Bring

Camp is a natural setting to retreat from electronic technology and to get more in touch with yourself, your surroundings and others. Please do not bring the following items to camp:

  • Cell phones are not permitted at camp
  • Valuable items that could get lost, stolen or damaged such as cameras, radios, expensive watches, jewelry, iPads, personal music players, headphones, video games and other electronic devices