Packing List

Below is the basic packing list, which can be downloaded as a .pdf by clicking Camp 42 Packing List. Specific sessions and/or locations may have an additional item or two. Registered campers will receive the packing list specific to their location and session approximately one month before the start of camp.

(Please clearly mark all items with camper’s name. A Sharpie on the tags works well!)

  • t-shirts
  • shorts
  • long pants (at least one pair)
  • long sleeved shirt (at least one)
  • underwear and socks sufficient for one week at camp
  • sleepwear
  • bathing suit & sunscreen (optional – swim goggles)
  • jacket and/or sweatshirt
  • poncho or rain coat
  • shoes (suggestion: close-toed shoes suitable for hiking, flip flops for the shower, and old shoes or sports sandals)
  • hat or cap
  • sleeping bag or bedding & pillow (none are provided)
  • towels & washcloths (for showering)
  • beach towels (for swimming)
  • toiletries (toothbrush & toothpaste, soap in soap dish, shampoo, etc.)
  • water bottle (REQUIRED)
  • flashlight (and extra batteries)
  • as needed: contact care materials, sanitary supplies

Optional Items

  • stationery, envelopes, and stamps to send letters home
  • bug spray
  • AfterBite anti-itch cream
  • prop, costume, or instrument for the talent show ( please do not bring anything so valuable that your camper would be devastated to lose)
  • outfit for the dance
  • other optional items: books, games (cards, checkers, chess, etc.), small musical instruments (recorders, harmonicas, etc.), stuffed animals, or comfort items

Prohibited Items

  • cell phones, iPods, tablets, laptops
  • any snacks or soft drinks
  • weapons