Equipment List and Packing Tips
Coming prepared to camp sets the stage for a summer focused on learning and fun in the outdoors. Please arrive at camp with all of the required items from this list. All clothing and gear must be well marked with your camper’s name.
Some of the best quality items for life in the outdoors can be found at secondhand stores or gear exchanges! Young people grow quickly, so we highly recommend that you look for stores in your area where you can find secondhand items for a lower price. You can find logoed versions of many items on our packing list in the Chewonki Store (we encourage you to order early).
Facemasks at CampAll participants should arrive at camp with cloth masks. The quantity needed for each program is listed below. Masks should be at least two layers and tight fitting. If a participant wears glasses, it would be important to be able to tightly fit the cloth around the nose to avoid fogging of glasses. Here is a link from the CDC that provides more guidance.
- Overnight Camp: participants should pack 9 masks.
- Leadership Expeditions: participants should pack 2 masks.
- Chewonki will provide each participant with one Chewonki-branded mask on arrival day.
Living in a cabin at camp means that we all embrace group living and shared space! This means living simply, and leaving items at home that will not be needed during the summer. We request that you limit what you pack to the items on this list, as we have honed it over many summers, and find that it meets the needs of our campers.
Each camper will have their own set of shelves and shared storage space under their bunk to keep their belongings organized while at camp. We recommend packing for camp in suitcases or bags that can be easily compressed and stored while not in use, like duffle bags.
We highly recommend packing together with your camper. This allows them to understand all the items that are going to camp with them and where they are. It also prepares them for the task of packing for themselves on their cabin trips and when they prepare to return home.
Please contact us with any questions you may have about items on this list or how to acquire them. We look forward to working with you to ensure a stress-free packing experience!