Packing for Camp

What to Pack

*This is a basic packing list. The full list is part of the Parent Info Sheet and will be emailed prior to camp.*

We recommend using a Trunk (no taller than 16″) or Large Duffle Bag to pack:

Suggested Items:

  • BED LINENS: Single sheet set and a blanket, or sleeping bag and twin-size fitted sheet. Pillow.
  • Bath towel and washcloth (2 sets)
  • Swim towel
  • TOILETRIES: soap (liquid bath soap is recommended), shampoo/conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, powder, etc.
  • Bible, notebook, and pen
  • Insect repellant
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Sunscreen
  • Laundry bag
  • Postcards, stationary, and stamps – Pre-addressed envelopes recommended!
  • Backpack
  • Water bottle with a secure lid
  • Several large resealable bags for packing wet items on last day


change of clothes for each day is necessary, as well as extra sets.

  • Shorts (at least 3 inch inseam)
  • Shirts (loose fitting and light colors for the heat)
  • Undergarments
  • Socks (to ankle or above), 2 pair per day, please!
  • 1 pair of long pants
  • 2 sets of pajamas
  • Swimsuit (girls need a one-piece or tankini that covers the midriff)
  • Rainy / Messy clothes
  • 2 pair of closed toe & heel shoes (ie: tennis shoes). Campers MAY NOT wear Crocs or sandals.
  • Water shoes or old tennis shoes for water events
  • Shower shoes (flip-flops work well)
  • Camouflage or dark clothing for night game
  • Rain gear – poncho or rain jacket, boots, umbrella, etc. (weather applicable)
The Camp Mom Expert

How to Pack a Trunk

Whether returning, or a first time camper, Allison Settlemeyer has some great tips concerning what a camper will need for camp. She explains what a camper will need for Opening Day, suggestions on how to keep them organized throughout the week, and ways to prepare young campers to equip them with the confidence and skill set to succeed during their time at summer camp.

Check out the full story for more tips and tricks!

What NOT to Pack

Our desire is for all campers to have the best possible experience outside their home setting. If any of the following items are found, they will be confiscated and not returned until the end of the camp session:

  • Cell phones or electronic games
  • Tablets or bluetooth speakers
  • Paintball markers or paintballs
  • Knives, weapons, or fireworks
  • Personal sports equipment such as baseball gloves, bikes, lacrosse sticks, etc.
  • Pets or animals
  • Tobacco, gum, or candy. Food items are not returned, but disposed of due to issues with animals and insects.
  • Any prohibited clothing items listed in the Dress Code section of the Parent Info Sheet, released in April.

Registered Families