Summer Staff Packing List

Essential Items

NOTE: Staff laundry machines are available at camp. So you only need to bring enough clothing to last one week. Do not over pack as storage space in cabins is limited.

  • Bedding: warm blanket or sleeping bag, fitted single sheet and flat sheet, pillow with pillowcase (some of our staff beds are full-sized beds, so you might want to bring one full sized fitted sheet)
  • Clothing (shorts, long pants, tee shirts, long sleeved shirts)
  • Sneakers or sturdy shoes appropriate for walking or running on camp grounds
  • Underwear, lots of nice smelling socks, sleepwear
  • Rainwear (poncho or rain jacket)
  • Fleece, sweatshirt or sweater
  • 2 Towels (one for swimming and one for showering)
  • Swimsuit, water shoes or sandals
  • Comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots (sturdy sneakers are fine)
  • Sun hat and/or sunglasses
  • Toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothbrush and toothpaste, hairbrush and comb)
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Water Bottle – A great thing to have at camp to avoid dehydration (CamelBak bottles with the camp logo can be bought at the camp store)

Optional Items

(please label all valuable items below with your name)

  • Your favorite coffee/tea mug (it’s nice to have your own – and it also helps keep the camp coffee cups in the dining hall)
  • Musical Instruments (if you play a musical instrument, definitely bring it to camp). We do have a decent electric piano and conga drums already at camp. There are many chances to play music (music workshops, campfire sharing, chilling in the lodge)
  • Journal, stationery, envelopes, stamps or books to read
  • Readings, poetry, songs for campfire
  • Daypack and laundry bag
  • Fun, funky, or dress-up clothes for banquet and dance
  • Camera (labeled clearly with your name)
  • White T-shirt or other white clothing items for Tye-Dying
  • Laptop Computer (we have wireless internet available in several of our buildings. If you don’t have a laptop we do have one or two computers for staff use
  • Cell phone (there is no cell phone service at camp. We have land phones for your use. But on your day off it’s a good idea to bring your cell phone with you if you plan on leaving camp.
  • IPOD with your favorite music (for dances, listening and workshops). But please don’t bring loud speakers since we try to keep music volume to a minimum at camp (since we share the lake with our neighbors)
  • Prescription medications with doctors orders (these need to be kept in the infirmary (wellness center)
  • we do have common over-the-counter medications at camp (tylenol, advil, benydryl, sudafed, mylanta, etc.) so there’s no need to bring those as we don’t allow medications to be kept in the cabins during the camp sessions)
  • Small amount of spending money for your days off

General Packing Notes

  • Label as many of your possessions as you can (especially cameras, water bottles, towels, laptops, etc. — the items that you might leave around camp. It’s so much easier to retrieve a lost item if it has your name on it. And when there are 70 campers at camp it’s even harder to keep track of things. And it’s also easier to avoid losing clothing in the laundry areas if labelled.
  • You can pack your clothes in a suitcase that can slide under a bunkbed, or you can bring an underbed plastic bin for your clothing or you can pack your stuff in a large totebag. Counselors usually change cabins each session, so pack in something that’s easy to move from cabin to cabin.

What Not To Bring

  • Pocketknives or Blades of any kind, Weapons, Fireworks, Cigarettes, Alcohol, Illegal Drugs, Matches, Lighters, Laser Pointers, Electronic Games, Loud Music Speakers, Pets.