American Camp Association

Travel Light: Tips on Packing and Gear

From toiletries to tennis shoes, a packing list for the prepared camper.

  1. Plan ahead — living out of a backpack, duffel bag, suitcase or trunk
  2. Review camp packing lists
  3. Label everything — laundry pens or iron-on and sew-in labels ID your camper's belongings
  4. Break in shoes and boots before camp begins

Packing From the Top–Down




Bed and Bath

Bathroom Kit


Check with camp on policies for electronics, musical instruments, sports equipment and special gear.

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