2022 Packing List

All items brought to camp must be clearly marked with the camper’s name. We recommend using Mabel’s Labels stick-­on labels that can be attached to clothing labels, personal items, shoes etc.   We find that Mabel’s makes the most durable stick-on labels.  They  can  be  ordered   from   here:  www.campsequoia.mabelslabels.com.

Please do not mark your camper’s clothing items with laundry pens because they fade. Please make sure any items you mark by hand have your child’s first name and first initial of their last name.  We will make every effort to ensure that campers take care of their belongings. However, it’s possible that some items will become lost or damaged at camp. Please leave valuables at home as we cannot assume responsibility for lost or damaged items. Please note that while we do try to return lost items, any items that are not labeled will remain in camp since there is no means of identification. As a reminder, laundry is done once a week.


The packing list below details the clothing and equipment that will be needed at camp. This list is a suggested guide. Substitutions can be made for individual preferences and age appropriateness.


  • 1 blue Camp Sequoia t-shirt
  • 1-­2 extra Camp Sequoia t-shirts in either color
  • 8-­10  t-shirts
  • 2 pairs pants/jeans (one can be sweatpants or “track” pants)
  • 8-­10 pair shorts
  • 1 sweatshirt
  • Pajamas
  • 2 pair sneakers
  • 12 pair underwear
  • 12 pair athletic socks
  • 2 standard size twin sheet sets and comforter/blanket
  • 2-­3 bath towels
  • 2-­3 swim/beach towels
  • 1 shower caddy with handle that includes the following items (soap, shampoo, hairbrush, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, etc)
  • Pre-addressed, stamped envelopes with stationary or postcards
  • 1 pillow with 2 cases
  • Extra pair of shoelaces
  • Pens or Pencils
  • 1 roll of quarters (3-­4 rolls if camper is prone to bed-wetting)
  • 3-­4 bathing suits
  • 1 lightweight rain jacket/poncho
  • 1 umbrella
  • 1 plastic flashlight or book light
  • 2 plastic water bottles
  • 1 bottle insect repellent (non-­aerosol)
  • 1 bottle sunscreen (water resistant is best)
  • 1 small backpack (for trip days)
  • 1 overnight size bag with zipper (for projects and purchases made during camp)
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, deodorant, hairbrush, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, etc)
  • If campers are shaving, manual razors must include a safety holder and compartment to put used blades
  • Sunglasses


  • We recommend $60 spending money per session (we ask that you hand spending money to a staff member at drop off in a sealed envelope with your camper’s name and the amount enclosed.)
  • Any sensory input items that are helpful (squishy ball, fidget spinner, fidget cubes, etc.)
  • Hand Sanitizer, Lysol wipes
  • 1 pair flip flops/crocs/aqua shoes
  • 1-2 nice outfits for special events
  • Swim goggles & earplugs
  • Non-­electric games/Playing Cards
  • Baseball glove
  • Sketch pad for drawing
  • Fishing Rod/Tackle box (These will not be kept in dorm rooms for safety)
  • Books
  • Old Halloween costumes
  • Small alarm clock
  • Batteries for flashlight
  • Nightlight
  • iPod/MP3 player with wall charger and earphones (please do not have games installed on these devices. Any devices that have internet access will not be permitted at camp)
  • Small extension cord
  • Mattress protector and several extra sets of sheets if camper is prone to bed wetting
  • Laundry detergent if camper is prone to bed-wetting
  • Extra pair of eyeglasses and case
  • Extra retainer case
  • Pictures/posters to hang up
  • Tape or sticky tack to hang pictures/posters
  • Writing journal
  • Portable radio
  • Golf equipment or sports equipment (will be kept in the office and not in dormitories for safety)
  • Disposable cameras (these will be kept in the office and handed out for weekly trip days. Cameras are not permitted inside dorm spaces)



  • Heavy metal flashlights/thermos
  • Knives or other weapons/sharp objects that could be a safety hazard for other campers
  • Gum
  • Glitter
  • Silly putty/sticky putty
  • Glow Sticks
  • Whoopie cushions
  • Golf balls (all golf equipment for the optional golf elective will be provided at the golf course)
  • video cameras
  • Cell Phones
  • air conditioners
  • bicycles
  • Sharpies/permanent markers
  • scooters
  • Expensive items like go-pros, camcorders, tripods, etc
  • skateboards
  • toys that shoot projectiles (Nerf guns, water guns, sling shots, etc)
  • water balloons
  • mini refrigerators
  • scissors
  • TVs, DVD players, ipads, touch ipods, tablets, VR devices, Wii, Switch, laptops, gamboys, etc.
  • Snacks with nuts and other allergens

Obviously this is not a comprehensive list, but the items above will be confiscated and kept in the office until the end of the session if brought to camp.