Summer Camp Packing List

Personal Items

Counselors are not responsible for the care of a camper’s personal items. Please label all clothing and personal items. Valuable or sentimental items, including personal sports equipment, should only be brought to camp with the realization that they may get lost, damaged, or dirty.

If your child is attending our summer programs please have them bring their belongings in a mesh laundry bag (they can be found at dollar stores).  Camp will provide toiletries to our summer session campers. 

The following is a recommended packing list for programs during average summer weather. Remember to check the extended forecast before packing. At Camp we enjoy playing outside and Camp does not have laundry facilities for campers, so make sure you pack enough clothing for every day of your camp program.

  • Shorts – 1 for each day
  • Short-sleeved shirts – 1 for each day
  •  Lightweight jacket or hoodie (1)
  • Rain jacket or poncho (1)
  • Long pants (1-2 pairs)
  • Underwear & Socks (1 for each day, plus at least 1 extra)
  • Pajamas
  • Shower shoes/sandals/pool shoes (1 pair)
  • Sturdy shoes (2 pairs) – No open toe, clogs, or sandals
  • Water shoes—shoes that can get wet and muddy in the creek or canoeing (1 pair; can count as second pair of sturdy shoes if suitable)
  • Swimsuit (summer camp only)
Personal Care 
  • Prescription medicines—in original container (packed separately)
  • Toothbrush
  • Hairbrush, comb, and ponytail holders
Bedding and Linens 
  • Twin-size fitted sheet
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow and pillow case
  • Towel (2) bathing/pool
Other Optional Items 
  • Bandana (1-2)
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Water bottle
  • Laundry bag or extra pillow case
  • Day pack
  • Brimmed hat
  • Stuffed animal
  • Camera and extra batteries
  • Journal and pens
  • Swimming goggles (summer camp only)
  • Reading materials
  • Stationary and stamps (summer camp only)
Items to Leave at Home
  • Cell phones, iPods, tablets or other various electronics*
  • Food, gum, or candy—tasty items attract bugs and animals
  • Anything of sentimental or monetary value (i.e. jewelry or cash)
  • Personal sports equipment or camping equipment
  • Firearms, explosives, weapons, alcohol, or illegal substances (not allowed at camp, even for adults)
  • Pocket knives

*Electronics are easily damaged in the outdoors and distract from the camp program. The camp coordinator reserves the right to confiscate cell phones and return them to the camper at the end of the session. The camp and the BBBS agency are not responsible for loss, theft, or breakage of personal possessions of campers.