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Summer Camp Packing List

Use our packing lists to make sure your camper has everything they needs for a fun camp experience! Please be sure to read through the lists and the tips below to make sure your camper is ready and prepared for their stay at camp.

The packing list below applies to ALL programs at Camp Bothin. This is a general guideline. Please pack enough clothes for every day of a two week session. Campers in the three-week session will have their first week of clothing laundered and returned to them for their third week.

Clothing

  • Shorts
  • T-Shirts
  • Underwear (Bring Extra)
  • Socks (Bring Extra)
  • Long Pants
  • 2-4 Long Sleeved Shirt or Sweatshirts
  • 1-2 Bathing Suits
  • Pajamas
  • Warm Jacket
  • Rain Gear – Jacket and Pants or a Poncho
  • Closed-toe comfortable shoes for walking and hiking
  • Flip flops or water shoes for the shower
  • Cap or Hat
  • 4-5 Double layered cloth face coverings or enough single use disposable face masks for your stay

Equipment

  • Day pack or book bag
  • Sleeping Bag or Sheets/Blanket to cover mattress
  • Pillow
  • Mess Kit or Heavy Plastic Plate, Bowl, Cup, & Silverware
    • Tip: You can create a Mess Kit from inexpensive plastic dinner ware and a small “delicates” laundry bag!
  • Flashlight/Headlamp & Batteries
  • Reusable Water Bottle
  • Pool Towel

Toiletries

  • Sunscreen (SPF 30+)
  • Insect Repellant
  • Personal Medications
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant,
  • shampoo, soap etc.)
  • Shower towel
  • Shower shoes/sandals

Other, Optional Items

  • Paper, Addresses, Pen and Stamps
    • Tip: Pre-address mailing envelopes with stamps already on them!
  • A book
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Address Book
  • White Cotton T-Shirt or other item to Tie-Dye
  • Costumes
  • Fabric, ribbons, and photos to decorate your living area
  • Favorite stuffed animal

The packing list below applies to ALL programs at Camp Hidden Falls. This is a general guideline. Please pack enough clothes for every day of a two week session. Campers in the three-week session will have their first week of clothing laundered and returned to them for their third week.

Clothing

  • Shorts
  • T-Shirts
  • Underwear (Bring Extra)
  • Socks (Bring Extra)
  • Long Pants
  • 2-4 Long Sleeved Shirt or Sweatshirts
  • 1-2 Bathing Suits
  • Pajamas
  • Warm Jacket
  • Rain Gear – Jacket and Pants or a Poncho
  • Closed-toe comfortable shoes for walking and hiking
  • Flip flops or water shoes for the shower
  • Cap or Hat
  • 4-5 Double layered cloth face coverings or enough single use disposable face masks for your stay

Equipment

  • Day pack or book bag
  • Sleeping Bag or Sheets/Blanket to cover mattress
  • Pillow
  • Mess Kit or Heavy Plastic Plate, Bowl, Cup, & Silverware
    • Tip: You can create a Mess Kit from inexpensive plastic dinner ware and a small “delicates” laundry bag!
  • Flashlight/Headlamp & Batteries
  • Reusable Water Bottle
  • Pool Towel

Toiletries

  • Sunscreen (SPF 30+)
  • Insect Repellant
  • Personal Medications
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant,
  • shampoo, soap etc.)
  • Shower towel
  • Shower shoes/sandals

Other, Optional Items

  • Paper, Addresses, Pen and Stamps
    • Tip: Pre-address mailing envelopes with stamps already on them!
  • A book
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Address Book
  • White Cotton T-Shirt or other item to Tie-Dye
  • Costumes
  • Fabric, ribbons, and photos to decorate your living area
  • Favorite stuffed animal

The packing list below applies to ALL programs at Camp Sugar Pine. This is a general guideline. Please pack enough clothes for every day of a two-week session. Campers in the three-week session will have their first week of clothing laundered and returned to them for their third week.


Clothing

  • Shorts
  • T-Shirts
  • Underwear (Bring Extra)
  • Socks (Bring Extra)
  • Long Pants
  • 2-4 Long Sleeved Shirt or Sweatshirts
  • 1-2 Bathing Suits
  • Pajamas
  • Warm Jacket
  • Rain Gear – Jacket and Pants or a Poncho
  • 2 pairs of shoes (Sneakers or closed-toe sandals with a backstrap)
  • Flip flops or water shoes for Waterfront and Shower
  • Cap or Hat
  • 4-5 Double layered cloth face coverings or enough single use disposable face masks for your stay
  • Horseback Riding Pants (any long pants/ jeans)
  • Boots for Riding (sturdy boots with a heel)

Equipment

  • Sleeping Bag or Sheets/Blanket to cover mattress
  • Pillow
  • Mess Kit or Heavy Plastic Plate, Bowl, Cup, & Silverware
    • Tip: You can create a Mess Kit from inexpensive plastic dinner ware and a small “delicates” laundry bag!
  • Flashlight & Batteries
  • Reusable Water Bottle
  • Beach Towel
  • Shower Towel
  • Face Cloth
  • Soap, Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste & Toothbrush
  • Sunscreen (SPF 30+)
  • Insect Repellant
  • Day Pack or Book Bag
  • Optional: A riding helmet, if you already have one
    • (fully disinfected helmets are available to borrow at the stables)

Optional Items

  • Paper, Addresses, Pen and Stamps
  • Camera
  • Battery-Operated Music Device with NO chat or call capabilities
  • Address Book
  • White Cotton T-Shirt or other item to Tie-Dye
  • Costumes
  • Fabric, ribbons, and photos to decorate your living area
  • Favorite stuffed animal

Hiking & Backpacking Equipment

Sugar Pine programs will have the opportunity to plan backcountry trips. Please send your camper to camp with these items if they have them BUT DO NOT PURCHASE THEM; camp will provide them if needed.

  • Comfortable, supportive sneakers/hiking boots
  • Soft duffle bag
  • Compact lightweight sleeping pad
  • Fleece Jacket or 100% Wool Sweater
  • Rain jacket or a durable poncho (Please do not send thin, plastic emergency ponchos)
  • 2-3 Pairs wool or synthetic socks (No cotton!)
  • Non-cotton/synthetic T-shirts
  • Non-cotton/synthetic pants
  • Warm Synthetic or Wool Hat
  • Warm Gloves or Mittens
  • Larger backpack or frame backpack Compact sleeping bag or stuff sack.

The following items are not allowed at camp:

  • Cell phones and personal electronic devices (i.e. iPads, iPods, MP3 players, eReaders, digital cameras, etc.)
  • Pets/live animals
  • Personal sports equipment, bicycles, or craft items
  • Sandals (except for shower use)
  • Candy, gum, or snacks. Food in camper's sleeping area attracts animals, so please don't send her any!
  • Personal vehicles
  • Knives or weapons

Girl Scouts of Northern California is not responsible for loss, theft or damage to personal belongings, money, or items left at camp. Please write your camper’s full name and phone number on everything of importance—if it’s left behind, we’ll make every effort to contact you by phone or email. Lost and found items will be kept for 2 weeks. Any item not claimed by September 1 at the end of the camp season will be donated.

Contact our Outdoor Program Assistant with questions about lost and found: registration@gsnorcal.org; 800-447-4475, ext. 4002.

Pack medication containers in a plastic zip bag with the camper’s name printed in permanent ink on the bag. All medications, vitamins, and supplements must be in original containers with the doctor’s name, dosage, and any instructions clearly stated.

For resident camp, the camp Health Supervisor will keep medications, vitamins, ointments, etc., in the health center during camp. On trips, we will send medications, etc., with staff. Inhalers, Epi Pens, and other necessary items will be kept with each camper as determined by the health supervisor and information on the Health History Form.

We have a supply of commonly used over-the-counter medicines, so it is not necessary to send these to camp. If you have a question about a specific medicine, please contact us.

Packing Tips

We suggest durable and inexpensive clothing— used items are better than new, especially when it comes to shoes.

We suggest that families pack luggage in a plastic tote or large duffel bag. It can be helpful to campers to pack complete outfits in Ziploc bags within their luggage. We suggest avoiding packing in many small bags as it is easier to miss luggage on outgoing days. Campers will help move their luggage, so please pack accordingly.

  • Please mark everything you pack with your camper’s first and last name.
  • It is helpful if the camper packs their own gear—that way, they’ll know what they have brought to camp and will have some experience in packing for the trip home.
  • All luggage must be clearly tagged with the camper’s name, address, phone number, and camp they are attending.
  • Use only luggage that can be securely fastened and do not pack your camper’s gear in a trash bag, as it can easily be confused for trash!
  • Bring a bag for dirty laundry. (Trash bags are not recommended, as they are prone to breaking when moved around camp.)
  • Dress for safety. Although it’s summertime, there are times when campers will have to wear long pants (example: on the ropes course), so make sure these are packed. We discourage tank tops so that we can minimize sun exposure. If tank tops are packed, make sure they have wide straps for comfort and durability.


Questions? Contact our Member Services department (Monday–Friday, 9 AM–5 PM) by phone at 800-447-4475 or by email at registration@gsnorcal.org!