YMCA_CSB_Packing

Packing List

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

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

  • Masks (2)
  • Water bottle (essential)
  • Raincoat/poncho (essential)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow and cover
  • Pajamas
  • 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
  • Light jacket or heavy sweater
  • 1 swimsuit
  • 1 beach towel
  • Sunscreen (minimum SPF 30 min.)
  • Hat with visor
  • 1 pair of closed-toe shoes
  • 1 pair of sandals with ankle strap or water shoes (for use in water, must stay on)
  • 1 towel and washcloth for bathing
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Comb/Brush
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Feminine products if necessary
  • Mosquito repellent (non-aerosol)*
  • Flashlight/batteries
  • Stamps/cards for writing home
  • Disposable camera with name on it (optional)
  • Favorite camp-appropriate costume (optional)
  • A great attitude!

If you will be participating in any horseback riding activity please wear 

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

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 with their full name (first name, last initial works as well).
  • Please review the things you are sending with your camper so they know what clothing and personal items are his/hers.
  • Please pack items in luggage, backpacks, or duffels-no plastic bags! They do not hold up for a week.
  • Luggage should be compact and easy to carry uphill. Please do not bring expensive luggage!
  • Swimwear should be packed on top of the camper's luggage because campers will be checked for their swimming ability shortly after arrival at camp. 

*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.

**Two-week campers — please remember to bring enough clothes to last 13 days.
**CITs and/or campers attending more than two weeks will have the opportunity to wash clothing after their first two weeks at camp.

You do not have to spend a lot of money on equipment or clothes. For ideas on where to find appropriate items, or with any questions, please contact us at 303.647.2313 or at [email protected].

Leave it be

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.

Please leave the following items at home:

  • 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)