What to bring

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! Read through for what you need as well as what you don't!

Everyday
  • 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 include a 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 shoes/boots with a heel.

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 Overnight
  • 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

ITEMS NOT ALLOWED IN CAMP

Sacajawea Day Camp 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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