Signed up for camp? Check! Now let’s start packing with these essentials.


  • Duffle or Chest: This will be home base for all of your camper’s stuff. Look for something sturdy with plenty of storage.
  • Clothes: Pack a week’s worth of match-with-everything, dirt-friendly options. Don’t forget one long-sleeve layer just in case temperatures drop.
  • Laundry Bag: Along with your camper, you’ll be bringing home lots of dirty clothes. Go for a pop-up hamper with easy-to-grab handles for ultimate convenience.
  • Toiletries: Hopefully your camper will take a few showers while away! Make sure to grab a toiletry bag filled with travel-size must-haves to make washing up quick and easy. Don’t forget bug spray to minimize bites and stings!
  • Special Tools: Whether you’re packing for a STEM enrichment program or a volleyball camp, make sure to grab any items specific to your activity.

Quiet Time

Many camps will have quiet time for kids to rest. Gather the following for some fun activities:

  • Books
  • Beads for friendship bracelets
  • Pens and paper for letters home

Screen-Free Solutions

  • Flashlight
  • Camera
  • Alarm clock

Sun Smarts

  • Water bottle
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30

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