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”Any enterprise requiring new clothes is not worth undertaking.”

Henry David Thoreau

Camper Packing List

This list is a guide for 4-7 week campers. Please adjust the numbers for 1-2 week campers except for Linens which apply to all. Keep in mind that 1 week campers do not receive laundry services. Items should be packed in a trunk/footlocker + one duffle bag and be clearly labeled.

CLOTHING:

  •  6 pairs of shorts
  •  6-10 shirts
  •  2 long sleeve shirts
  •  4 long pants
  •  2 pairs white shorts
  •  2 white shirts
  •  1 white banquet outfit (sundress, skirt, etc.if attending)
  •  3 pajamas (1 warm pair)
  • 1 heavy sweatshirt, sweater or jacket
  •  10 pair of socks
  •  10 pair of underwear
  •  1 raincoat or poncho
  •  1 pair of waterproof shoes/boots
  •  1 pair of tennis shoes
  • 1 pair of flip-flop/crocs
  •  2 swim suits
  •  old tennis shoes for river fun!

Toiletry Articles

  •  Soap/Plastic Case
  •  Toothbrush
  •  Toothpaste
  •  Comb/brush
  •  Shampoo/Conditioner
  •  Plastic cup
  •  Plastic bucket to carry toiletries
  •  Mirror

Linens

  • 1 pillow
  •  2 pillow cases
  •  2 fitted bed/cot sheets
  • 2 flat bed/cot sheets
  •  3 blankets (1 warm)
  •  2 towels
  •  1 bathrobe or towel wrap
  •  2 hand towels
  •  2 beach towels
  •  2 washcloths
  •  1 laundry bag
  •   cloth napkin(s)/bandanas

Necessities

  •  Flashlight/Headlamp
  •  Extra batteries
  •  Sun hat
  •  Sunglasses
  • Sun block/lotion
  •  Bug spray
  •  Stationary/stamps
  •  Pen/pencil
  •  Water bottle
  •  If riding, hard hat and boots with 1/4” heel

Optional Articles

  •  Waterproof Watch
  •  Portable camping chair (e.g. Crazy Creek)
  •  Books to read
  •  Hiking boots
  •  Sleeping bag
  •  Tennis racquet & balls
  •  Ballet/tap/toe shoes/leotard
  • Musical instrument & music
  •  Sports Equipment: Hockey/lax stick/softball glove/shin guards
  •  Nose plugs (synchro)
  •  Backpack/frame
  •  Camera
  •  Books/games
  •  Ground Cloth/Tarp for camping overnights
  •  Costumes

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DO NOT PACK:

  •  Expensive jewelry, clothing or anything you would be upset if damaged or lost.
  • Personal electronics: Radio/CD/MP3/DVD players/Video Games or Gameboys, Kindle or Nook
  • Cell Phone
  • Food: candy, gum, snacks
  • Animals
  • Weapons, Alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs or any other illegal substance.