General Packing List

Overnight Camp, Leaders-in-Training, and Family Camp

This is a recommended list of clothing and equipment for a 2-week session.

Quantities for a 1-week session follow in parentheses, if different.

Family Camp participants should use the list as a guide.

Campers attending consecutive sessions and staying at camp for Intersession should pack for a 2-week session. Make additions you feel will be appropriate for your camper’s comfort, but remember that storage space is limited. Label all items with your camper’s first and last names, using permanent marker or nametapes. View items that are not allowed at camp.

Campers should plan to wear and/or carry starred items with them daily.


  • 14 (7) pairs underwear
  • 14 (7) pairs socks, at least 2 (1) pairs wool
  • 1 lightweight long underwear shirt
  • 7 (4) short sleeve shirts or T-shirts
  • 2 (1) long sleeve shirts
  • 1 sweatshirt
  • 7 (3) pairs shorts
  • 3 (2) pairs long pants (jeans, sweatpants, etc.)
  • white cotton item(s) to tie-dye
  • wool sweater or fleece jacket (avoid cotton)
  • wool or fleece hat
  • baseball cap or other hat with a wide brim (for sun protection)
  • *rain jacket with hood or rain hat; rain pants are optional (A hoodie is not a rain jacket!)
  • 2 pairs of pajamas (for warm and cool weather)
  • bathing suit (if a 2-piece bathing suit, must be appropriate for active water enjoyment)
  • *sneakers/athletic shoes
  • water shoes/sport sandals with a heel strap, for ponding and boating
  • sturdy shoes or hiking boots for hiking (break in prior to camp!)


  • toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss
  • shampoo, conditioner
  • soap (in a container)
  • deodorant
  • hairbrush and/or comb
  • orthodontic devices
  • eyeglasses or contact lenses with supplies
  • insect repellant
  • tampons or pads (if applicable)
  • *sunscreen/sunblock (SPF 30 or higher), enough to apply several times daily
  • lip balm (SPF 30 or higher)
  • medications (prescription and non-prescription, including creams, etc.) All medications must be given to the nurse upon arrival at camp. 

Bedding and Linens

  • sleeping bag
  • pillow with pillowcase
  • twin-sized fitted sheet (to cover mattress)
  • extra sheet or light blanket
  • laundry bag
  • 2 (1) bath towels
  • 2 (1) washcloths
  • beach towel 

Optional Items

  • writing materials (stationery, stamps, pens/pencils, journal, etc.)
  • reading material
  • camera (and film, batteries, or charger, if needed)
  • field guides
  • binoculars
  • sunglasses (if your camper likes to wear them) 


  • plastic storage box or suitcase/duffle under 10-12" high (to fit under bunk; linens, pillows, sleeping bags, etc., may be packed in a separate bag)
  • *medium-sized backpack/bag to carry daily (a school backpack is appropriate)
  • *one-liter water bottle or canteen (Dillard/Abbey/LIT campers should have two!)
  • plastic bag for damp items coming home
  • small flashlight/headlamp and spare batteries
  • mesh bag or plastic bucket/basket for shower supplies
  • bandana