Classic Camp Packing List

The following quantities are recommended for a session at Camp Gallagher. All items should be clearly marked. There are no laundry facilities at camp. Do not bring expensive items to camp.

FORMS

CLOTHING ITEMS

  • 2-3 pairs of long pants (both quick-dry, athletic for the overnight and jeans for in camp)

  • 2 pairs of shorts (nylon dries faster than cotton)

  • Raincoat and rain pants

  • 5 t-shirts & tank tops (mix of synthetic for the overnight and cotton for in camp)

  • 1-2 sweatshirts

  • 1-2 dry fit or fleece long sleeves

  • Baseball hat / sunhat or sunglasses (preferably both)

  • Several changes of underwear

  • Warm hat

  • 6 pairs of socks (preferably at least one wool/synthetic pair)

  • Swimsuit(s) (preferably two)

  • 1 warm jacket (fleece or synthetic is best for the overnight)

  • Pajamas

  • 1 pair sturdy/tennis shoes

  • 1 pair of sturdy sandals (Crocs, Keens, Tevas, Chacos, etc.)

PERSONAL ITEMS

  • Medications (in original prescription bottle or package)

  • 2 Plastic garbage bags

  • Pen/pencil

  • Sunscreen

  • Insect repellent

  • Flashlight or headlamp and batteries

  • Warm sleeping bag

  • Pillow

  • Chapstick or lip balm

  • Personal toiletries

  • Toothbrush/toothpaste

  • Soap

  • Washcloth and towel

  • Daypack/backpack

  • Water bottle with screw top that doesn’t leak

OPTIONAL ITEMS

  • Small dry bag for personal gear on overnight

  • Small, PACKABLE sleeping mat

  • Camera/film (disposable is best)

  • Stationery/postcards/stamps

  • Book

  • Bandanas

  • 1 white cotton t-shirt for tie dying

Please do NOT bring

  • Music player

  • Electronic games

  • Cell phones

  • Pets

  • Gum

  • Matches

  • Fireworks

  • Knives/guns/weapons