Packing List

Please send appropriate clothing with your child, taking into consideration the weather forecast and camp activities.

Suggested packing list for camp (please pack items in suitcases, backpacks or duffels):



  • Underwear (6-8 pair)
  • Socks (8-10 pair)
  • 1-2 long pants
  • 3-4 pairs of shorts
  • 1-2 long sleeved shirts
  • 4- 6 short sleeved shirts
  • 1 pair of closed-toe shoes

Outdoor / Water Front

  • Light jacket or heavy sweater
  • Raincoat/Poncho
  • 1 swimsuit
  • 1 beach towel
  • Sunscreen (SPF 30 min.)
  • Mosquito repellent (non-aerosol)
  • Hat with visor
  • Hat, gloves, and coat - season specific
  • 1 pair of sandals with ankle strap or water shoes (To be used in the water, must stay on. If you plan to participate in aquatic activities.)

Bedding / Night Activities

  • Sleeping bag or bedding for twin size
  • Pillow & cover
  • Pajamas
  • Flashlight/batteries


  • 1 towel and washcloth for bathing
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Comb/Brush
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Menstrual hygiene products if necessary
  • Medications

Additional Items

  • Water bottle (required)
  • A small backpack (required)
  • Stamps/cards for writing home
  • Disposable camera or inexpensive digital camera (please label cameras with camper name)
  • Favorite camp-appropriate costume (optional)
  • A great attitude

Backpacking Trips

All campers will be given the option (weather dependent) to go on an overnight camping trip at our onsite canyon campsites. Campers are outfitted with framed backpacks, sleeping pads, and backpacking tarp shelters.

If you will be participating in any horseback riding activity:

  • Jeans
  • Required: Western boots or sturdy shoes with a defined heel are required. (campers are welcome to use boots from the camp boot library)

*Two-Week Campers—please remember to bring enough clothes to last 13 days.
**CITs attending more than two weeks will have the opportunity to wash clothing after their first two weeks at camp.
For ideas on where to find appropriate items, or with any questions, please contact us at 303.647.2313 or at [email protected].

Packing pointers

  • Send old clothing to camp as your child will be camping out, participating in rugged sports, climbing and hiking through the woods.
  • Label all of your children’s belongings; first initial and last name works well.
  • Please review with your child the things you are sending with him/her so he/she knows what clothing and personal items are his/hers.
  • Luggage should be compact and easy to carry uphill. Please do not bring expensive luggage!
  • Swimwear should be packed at the top of the camper’s luggage because campers will be checked for their swimming ability shortly after arrival at camp.

Leave It At Home

Camp is a natural setting to unplug from electronics and to get more in touch with people. The items that are listed below (or other items deemed dangerous or inappropriate) will be confiscated until the end of the session.

  • Items packed in plastic bags (please pack your child’s items in a suitcase, backpack or duffel – plastic bags will not hold up for a week)
  • Radios, iPods, MP3 players and any personal music device
  • Electronic games
  • Cellular phones
  • Hair dryers or curling irons
  • Firearms or knives (including Swiss armys)
  • Weapons
  • Alcohol/tobacco/marijuana/illegal substances
  • Personal sports equipment
  • Expensive items/money (store money is deposited at check-in)
  • Aerosol sprays (including insect repellent and hairspray)
  • Matches/lighters
  • Animals/pets
  • Personal foods (unless pre-arranged for dietary needs)

*Canned repellent is not allowed at camp. Insect repellent must be in the form of lotion, wipes, or non-aerosol bottles. Aerosol cans become a safety hazard around other children and around the campfire.