Packing for camp can be one of the most fun things for campers to do prior to coming to Cub Creek! We suggest that campers bring one week’s worth of clothing. Whether you're staying for one week or more, this helps to reduce the amount of luggage you'll need to bring! Below is a list of items to help you pack for camp. To help keep track of your belongings, clothing and personal belongings should be marked with your camper’s name. We cannot be responsible for items lost or left at camp. Items marked with an *asterisk should be noted as items that have some extra notes.
- Short sleeve shirts*
- Long sleeve shirts
- Long pants
- Swim suit*
- Light-weight jacket
- Closed toe shoes
- Sandals/Flip flops*
- Shampoo & Conditioner
- Insect repellent
- Bath towel
- Wash cloth
- Swim towel
- Laundry bag
- Water bottle
- Sleeping bag
- Top sheet*/Light blanket
- Pillow with case
- Books or magazines (G or PG rating)
- Stuffed animal
- Box with lid to store and transport projects
- White t-shirts-100% cotton for tie-dye
- Knives/Pocket Knives
- Chewing tobacco
- R or X-rated material
General Equipment & Optional Items
Each bunk at camp is provided with a freshly, laundered fitted sheet. Please bring a sleeping bag, blanket, pillow to make sleeping as comfortable as possible for your camper. (Cabins temperatures are set at 72 degrees.) When camping out campers sleep in hammocks ; Camp provides hammocks to all our campers for the night. If your camper has their own hammock, they are welcome to bring it! Campers who might wish to go caving should be sure to pack a long sleeved shirt and a full-leg pant. Those are both required items for campers who will be caving. These items are also likely to get muddy- and the cave mud WILL stain/ruin clothing. So please be prepared.
Toiletries are also available in the camp store for purchase.
Camp's Dress Code
* Short sleeve shirts should be shirts that cover shoulders. We want to help protect campers shoulders from sunburn. Please do not pack tank-tops for everyday wear, however tank tops are great for pajamas and cabin wear.
* Swimsuits should be tankinis/one-piece for females and trunks for males.
* Sandals/Flip-flops/Open toe shoes may ONLY be worn in the cabin or on the pool deck. It is a camp rule that we wear closed-toe shoes at camp.
* Electronics are not permitted for campers. Campers traveling to/from the airport may have their electronics for travel! But when they arrive to camp and during their stay, electronics will be placed in a large envelope, marked with their name, and kept in our safe in our office.
Tips and Reminders
Minimize Lost Items
When packing for camp, please consider packing pillows and bedding inside of a bag (e.g. a duffle). Pillows are a common lost and found item! Refrain from bringing “loose” items to check in. Pack shoes, hats, or other solo items inside of luggage or securely tie them. At the end of the session, campers will be packing their bags back up so it’s best that everything's starts in a bag so they know that everything should go back in a bag. Note that when you are picking up your camper’s luggage, please make sure their items have their name on the tag and that you have the correct number of pieces of luggage. You may be picking up more pieces than your camper came to camp with! Lastly, It is a good idea to label all your camper’s items with their full name when coming to camp. Placing a name in the collar, tag, etc can help to make sure items make their way back to you!
Laundry at Camp
Campers staying multiple weeks do laundry each weekend. Staff are available and trained to help campers empty pockets, sort laundry, and help ensure that everything gets folded and returned to each campers bunk. If campers need to do additional loads throughout the week, they may! Laundry outside of the normal schedules is $5 per load (includes both wash and dry).
Electronics are not permitted for campers. Campers traveling to/from the airport may have their electronics for travel, but when they arrive to camp and during their stay, electronics will be placed in a large envelope, marked with their name, and kept in our safe in our office. Campers who are found to have packed any items on the prohibited list may be asked to leave camp. Refunds will not be given and the cost for a camper to be sent home is the responsibility of their guardians.