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What to Bring

What to Bring


Please pack old clothing that's loose and comfortable for rugged sports, climbing and hiking through the woods and horseback riding. Each item must be clearly marked with your camper's name. Luggage should be compact and easy to carry. NOTE: There are no laundry services at YMCA Camp Cullen. Do not send clothing that is tight-fitting, low cut, revealing or featuring inappropriate imagery. Shorts and T-shirts fit our activities best.

Overnight Summer Camp Packing List

1-week sessions


  • 2 pair of closed-toe shoes such as sneakers or athletic shoes
  • 1 pair of sturdy closed-toe shoes with a smooth sole (if camper wants to take part in horseback riding)
  • 1 pair of water shoes for the showers and the waterfront activities
  • 1 pair of jeans (required for horseback riding)
  • 2 swimsuits (Girls – one piece or tankini only, NO BIKINIS ALLOWED)
  • 7-8 pairs of underwear
  • 7-8 T-shirts or blouses
  • 7-8 pairs of shorts
  • 7-8 pairs of socks
  • 1 raincoat or poncho
  • 1 hat or cap (protection from the sun)
  • 1 water bottle or canteen (heavy duty)


  • 1 sleeping bag or 2 single sheets and 1 light blanket
  • 1 pillow
  • 1 laundry bag (old pillow case will work)
  • 1 vinyl mattress cover for twin bed (optional)


  • Soap & soap dish
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Brush or comb
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • 4-5 washcloths
  • 3-4 bath towels
  • 1-2 beach towels
  • 1 flashlight with extra batteries (REQUIRED)


  • Insect repellent (non-aerosol)
  • Paper, pen, envelope and stamps
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen or sun block

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