Tips on packing and gear for summer camp

April 7, 2014 

MARK ROSE;MARK ROSE

Compiled from www.campparents.org. Check with your specific camp for other needs.

Review Camp Packing Lists

Label Everything — Classic Iron-on/Stick on Clothing Labels, Dishwasher Safe Vinyl Labels, and Laundry Pens - ID Your Camper’s Belongings

Break in Shoes and Boots Before Camp Begins

Packing From the Top Down

Headgear

Scarves

Bandannas

Baseball Caps

Sunhat

Eyeglasses

Sunglasses

Swimming Goggles

Clothing

T-shirts/tank tops

Shorts

Long Pants

Jeans

Jacket

Raincoat

Sweater

Sweatshirt/Sweatpants

Swim Suit

Dress Clothes (check with camp)

Pajamas and Robe

Polos

Fleece Outwear

Underwear

Footwear

Boots

Tennis Shoes

Sandals/Flip-flops

Dress Shoes (check with camp)

Socks

Gear

Bags/Duffels/Totes

Books and Magazines

Compass

Fan

Flashlight and Batteries

Frisbee

Reusable Water Bottle or Canteen

Seat

Sharpie

Writing Paper, Envelopes, Stamps

Bed and Bath

Towels — Bath, Hand, and Beach

Mattress Pad

Blanket

Pillow and Pillow Cases

Sheets

Sleeping Bag

Laundry Bag

Lint Roller

Bathroom Kit

Shower caddy

Brush and Comb

Shampoo

Soap and Soap Container

On-the-go hand sanitizer

Toothbrush and Holder

Toothpaste

Deodorant

Anti-itch Ointment

Insect Repellent

Feminine Products

Sunblock

Shaving Gear

For The Counselor

Emergency contact sheet

Information about your child’s medications, allergies, asthma, or other medical conditions

Disinfecting Wipes

Check with camp on policies for electronics, musical instruments, sports equipment, and special gear.

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