What to pack for an overnight

This is what we suggest you bring for the overnight on Thursday night.

Camping gear:

  • Pack or duffel bag (to carry everything in)
  • Knife, fork, spoon, and/or chopsticks
  • Cup, bowl
  • Water bottle
  • Flashlight or headlamp

Repair kit (OPTIONAL) with:

  • safety pins
  • cord or spare shoelaces
  • rubber bands or some duct tape
  • extra batteries for flashlight

Personal items:

  • Complete change of clothing
    • underwear and socks
    • shirt and pants
  • Extra pair of socks
  • Warm jacket and hat (for cool nights)
  • Long-sleeved shirt and long pants
  • Pajamas, or t-shirt and shorts, to sleep in
  • Toiletries kit with:
    • sunscreen
    • comb or hairbrush
    • toothbrush and toothpaste
    • soap, washcloth
    • facial tissue (“Kleenex”)
    • personal medications
    • insect repellent

Personal sleep gear:

  • Sleeping bag, OR 2 blankets pinned together
  • Pad for sleeping
  • Waterproof ground cloth (ONLY if you want to sleep without a tent)
  • Pillow (or fold up some clothing for a pillow)

Optional gear:

  • Personal first aid kit with a few Band-aids & alcohol prep pads
  • Field notebook, pencil or pen
  • Map and compass
  • Field guides, nature books
  • Binoculars, magnifying glass


a. If you want to bring your own tent to sleep in, go right ahead! Otherwise, the camp owns four tents.