Knowing what to bring to camp is a question that we get a lot. It's a balance between wanting to be prepared and being overwhelmed with too much extra "stuff." 

This packing list can help! Take a look to see what you'll need, and what you won't!


  • Casual and comfortable outdoor clothing. Campers will get dirty at camp!

  • Sneakers or other closed-toe shoes – Crocs with a back are acceptable.

  • NO open shoes, sandals, sling back sneakers, or bare feet are allowed in camp. This is strictly enforced.

  • Campers without proper footwear will be sent to the Health Supervisor to call home for proper footwear.

  • Water shoes may be worn to and from the pool or lake only.

  • Spare pair of sneakers/shoes can be a good idea for wet days

  • Change of clothes (including underwear!) – campers may get wet during camp activities

  • Bathing suit and towel

  • Sunscreen

  • Hat, hair tie, or bandana

  • Insect repellent - non-aerosol, please!

  • Raincoat or poncho - No umbrellas, please!

  • Lunch (with drink) marked with name and unit – lunches will be kept in coolers until lunchtime.

  • Mess Kit on Thursdays

    • Mess kits should include a reusable fork, knife, spoon, bowl, plate and cup in a mesh bag. These are for sale in the Trading Post and in the online camp store.

  • Refillable water bottle labeled with name– Water is provided at each unit for campers to refill their water bottles.

  • Additional for Equestrian Program - Girls must wear long pants and closed-toed shoes/boots with no greater than a one inch flat heel.



  • Sleeping Bag

  • Sleeping mat (can be something like a yoga mat or foam pad)

  • Change of clothes (shirt, pants, socks, underwear)

  • Sweater or sweatshirt

  • Small pillow

  • Flashlight (check batteries and bulb) + extra batteries

  • Small bar soap

  • Toothbrush/toothpaste

  • Washcloth & small towel

  • Brush/Comb

  • Personal hygiene products

  • Pajamas


Three Night Stay

  • Clothes: Enough for 4 days of fun!

  • 6 t-shirts/appropriate tank tops

  • 3-5 pairs of shorts

  • 2 pairs of pants & 1 sweatshirt (in the event of cold weather)

  • Pajamas

  • 2 bathing suits (so you always have one that’s dry and ready to wear!)

  • 5 pairs of socks

  • 5 changes of underwear

  • Poncho/rain jacket in the event of inclement weather

  • 2 pairs of closed-toed footwear (crocs, sneakers, etc.) DO NOT PACK NEW SHOES!

  • 1 pair of crocs or flip flops for the shower/waterfront

  • Toiletries

  • Toothbrush/toothpaste

  • Soap/body wash/face soap

  • Shampoo/Conditioner

  • Deodorant (non-aerosol)

  • Shower tote

  • Towel (2 for shower, 1 for swimming)

  • Wash Cloth

  • Hairbrush/Comb

  • Hair ties

  • Bug Repellent (non-aerosol)

  • Sunscreen (non-aerosol)

  • Supplies

  • Pillow & Pillowcase

  • Sleeping bag

  • Sheet for inside sleeping bag

  • Towels – see above

  • Garbage bag for wet/dirty clothes to bring home

  • Mess kit

  • Flashlight with extra batteries

  • Other Items

  • Favorite stuffed animal

  • Books to read during down time

  • Backpack

  • Watch/battery-power clock



Camp Sacajawea is not responsible for lost or stolen items. It is best to just leave these items at home.

  • Cellphones - Campers can be reached by calling the camp phone. (732) 751-2766

  • Electronic Devices - Including but not limited to iPads, iPods, e-readers, video games, and laptops.

  • Other valuables or your “best” anything!

  • Fireworks, alcohol, illegal drugs, firearms, and other weapons


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Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore

242 Adelphia Road

Farmingdale, NJ 07727

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