Summer Camp Packing List

Posted on: 06.12.2014 in interact > Fun
The World Famous Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park

By Megan, 15, Coal City High School
Basics:

sleeping bag

mess kit (metal/plastic cooking kit w/ silverware)

dunk bag (holds mess kit and is for washing it)

flashlight* w/ extra batteries

medium sized backpack (for hiking and just carrying stuff)

mosquito net* (you’ll be eaten alive without one, but you can usually buy these at the trading post at most Girl Scout Camps)

Toiletries:

sunscreen

toothbrush

toothpaste

deodorant

soap/shampoo

bath/beach towel

washcloth

hairbrush/comb

hair rubber bands, etc.

Clothes (depending on the length of your camp session):

socks (at least 2 pairs for each day)

PJ’s

shirts (short sleeve and long, depending on the weather)

sweater/hoodie (it can get cold at night)

shorts (careful not to be too short, they might yell at you)

jeans/pants

underwear

2 pairs of shoes (sturdy or hiking shoes, and ones to wear around camp)

flip-flops (for showers)

swimsuit (not too skimpy)

Other things you might need:

hat/raincoat/coat

chap stick

BUG SPRAY!

water bottles

pen/ pencils/ stationary/ stamps (for writing letters to home)

pillow

camera

cards and stuff to do

** Keep in mind that some counselors might take away cellphones and iPods, and cellphones might not work anyway, so think twice before you pack them.

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