Camper Checklist


ALL CAMPERS - each camper should have the following items with them.

To Download a copy of the Camper Checklist (PDF) click the link below:

Camper Checklist Camper Checklist (743 KB)


  • Rain jacket

  • Rain pants

  • 6-day supply of underwear

  • 6-day supply of socks

  • 2 pairs of long pants

  • 2 pairs of shorts

  • 3 t-shirts

  • 1 or 2 long sleeve shirts

  • 2 warm sweaters (fleece or wool)

  • 1 pair base layer (top and bottoms)

  • 1 pair pajamas

  • 1 bathing suit

  • GEAR

  • Day pack (school bags are usually a good fit)

  • 1-litre water bottle (or 2)

  • Warm sleeping bag (rated to 5 o C)

  • Sleeping bag and pillow

  • Laundry bag

  • 1 towel

  • Sturdy shoes (running shoes or hiking boots)

  • Sandals

  • Rubber boots

  • Sun hat

  • Flashlight or headlamp

  • Warm toque and mitts


Tip: a labeled zip lock bag works well for storing toiletries

  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, lip balm, insect repellent

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

  • Soap, shampoo, and conditioner (small bottles are best)

  • Comb or brush

  • Deodorant

Bolded items are essential for camp success – make sure that these are good quality and that your camper(s) know where to find them in their bags

Not sure where to start? Mountain Equipment Co- op(MEC) has a wide selection of outdoor adventure specific clothing and gear that is affordable. Other places, including Spirit West/Outdoor Approach, MEC and U of C, also rent gear and can give you a good idea of what works best for you and your camper.

Weather: Campers participate in activities and outtrips in a variety of weather – Summer can range from hot, sunny, and dry to cold, wet or even snowy weather.

Tip: packing clothing items that can be layered is a great way to keep your camper happy and in both hot and cool weather

Don’t forget to check out the next page for what your camper needs for their specific program option!


LOST and Found

  • Plastic bins or hockey bags are great for organizing clothes and keeping them dray and secure in yurts.

  • Label all items with first and last names

  • Use any gear before you arrive! This is a great way to make sure things fit. When campers know how to use things they feel more comfortable when they arrive.

  • Please consider keeping expensive valuables and other items that will be missed at home.

  • The Kimberley Community Development Society is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen items.

  • Send a list of everything that was packed so campers can double check the list when they leave.

  • Lost and Found will be kept until September.


  • Camera

  • Books and word puzzles for bedtime or downtime

  • Phone*


  • Electronics

  • Jewelry

  • Candy and other food

  • Swiss army knives or multi-tools

* We recognize that some campers will insist on bringing a phone with them; we will not provide internet access but will adapt the activity format to include using phones to collect pictures and will provide a secure location to charge them. The Kimberley Community Development Society does not accept any responsibility for lost, stolen, or damaged phones or cameras.

Registration for the 2017 season is now closed