Packing Tips

As you prepare to travel to the U.S. for a life-changing summer at camp, it’s important not to overlook the packing process. Follow the guidelines below to ensure a successful trip:

  • Pack all important documents in your carry-on bag. Pack copies in your checked luggage.
  • Bring a change of clothes and anything else you might need in your carry-on bag in case your checked luggage is delayed.
  • Before you travel, always check with your airline about luggage restrictions.
  • All prescription drugs should be clearly marked and accompanied by a prescription from your doctor. Bring any prescriptions in your carry-on luggage.
  • Do not bring articles made from protected species or perishable foods such as cheese, fruit, or nuts.
  • Do not bring alcohol. Alcohol is not allowed on any summer camp premises.
  • Pack light. You may have to move bunks or cabins throughout the summer.
  • Don’t bring valuables. Camp is a communal living environment, so it is recommended that you don’t bring items that are special to you.

Please note: After you are placed at a camp, you will receive a packing list specific to your camp. If you pack according to this list, you will have everything you need for a fun summer at camp!

Download the complete packing list here!