Suggested Packing List

If you don’t pack the right stuff, you might end up having to make do…which can get interesting.

Clothing

  • 10 undergarments
  • 10 pairs socks
  • 4 sets of comfortable sleepwear
  • 10 short-sleeve shirts
  • 3 long-sleeve shirts
  • 2 sweaters or sweatshirts
  • 7 pairs of shorts
  • 2 pairs of jeans or long pants
  • 3 bathing suits (one-piece bathing suits are required for swim group and waterfront activities)
  • 1 lightweight polar fleece or jacket
  • 1 heavyweight jacket (if your child gets cold)
  • 1 waterproof raincoat or poncho
  • 1-2 dressier outfits
  • 1 hat

Footwear

  • 1 pair sandals or flip-flops
  • 2 pairs of sneakers
  • 1 pair of rainy day footwear

Linens

  • 2 blankets
  • 1 pillow and 2 pillowcases
  • 2 sets of sheets (twin size)
  • 4 bath and 2 hand towels
  • 2 beach towels

Toiletries

Please note that all toiletries must be free of nut (eg. coconut, almond, shea, argan, etc) and sesame oils

  • toothbrush, toothpaste & cup
  • soap and soap dish
  • shampoo
  • deodorant
  • comb or brush
  • nail care kit
  • sunscreen
  • bug repellent
  • plastic shower caddy

Other Important Things

  • pens and pencils
  • stationary and stamps
  • flashlight and batteries
  • plain white T-shirts for decorating
  • 2 refillable water bottles
  • mini clip-on fan
  • small extension cord
  • small backpack for day trips

Items to Consider

(these are in no way required, but are often asked for by campers)

  • 1 set of extra eyeglasses
  • 1 pair of athletic field cleats
  • favorite stuffed animal or blanket
  • musical instrument
  • camera and film
  • card games, books
  • sleeping bag
  • fishing equipment
  • tennis racket
  • lacrosse stick
  • baseball glove
  • MP3 player (check out Mighty)
  • no iPhones, iPads, iTouches or nooks, Kindle paper white is ok

Challenge Program*

(Campers finishing 7, 8 and 9 grades)

  • good quality, broken-in hiking boots
  • lightweight, waterproof raincoat
  • lightweight sleeping bag
  • 2 canteens or water bottles
  • School-style backpack with side pockets for water bottles
  • Plastic or metal bowl
  • Metal spoon

Leave These Things at Home

  • cell phones (even with SIM card removed)
  • iPod Touch and iPad
  • Apple watch or other ‘smart’ watch
  • Kindle Fire or Nook e-Reader
  • gameboy, PSP, and/or Nintendo DS devices
  • Surface tablet
  • computers – laptops or desktop
  • dvd player
  • televisions
  • walkie-talkies
  • pornography of any kind
  • pocket knives
  • water guns
  • alcohol
  • tobacco
  • e-cigarettes
  • illegal drugs
  • fireworks
  • lighters or matches
  • chewing gum