We are gearing up for an awesome week out in the West Texas wilderness. What do you need to survive and thrive? What should you bring? Here’s a list:
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Everything to bring
- Sleeping bags (recommended) OR Sheets and Blankets –If you opt to bring sheets and blankets, know that most dorm rooms have twin beds. There are a few full size beds in a some of the dorms.
- Plug-In Fan (optional) – Campers will be sleeping in air-conditioned rooms, but they may not get as cold as at home.
- T-shirts – Bring several that you don’t mind getting dirty. Please do not bring any clothing or other items with inappropriate words, logos, brands, pictures or other images. When in doubt, leave it at home.
- Shorts – Please bring athletic/hiking shorts that you don’t mind getting dirty. Please do not bring short shorts. You will be wearing harnesses, which will rub your skin if your shorts aren’t long enough.
- Socks and Underwear – Bring extras of both. Camp Eagle is an Adventure Camp and we’ll be outside most of the day.
- Closed-toed shoes – Needed on activities.
- Water shoes (optional)
- Sandals/Flip flops – Optional, but great for the dorm room and bathroom.
- Rainwear – A rain jacket/poncho is highly recommended.
- 2 Swimsuits – We recommend bringing swimsuits to rotate as campers will get wet every day. Campers may also have to hike in their swimsuit at times. Ladies must have one-piece swimsuits or full coverage tankinis (absolutely no bikinis). Shorts for swimming are also a good idea. Gentlemen must bring regular-size swim trunks.
- Toothbrush & toothpaste
- Shampoo, soap
- Feminine products
- Tote or toiletries bag – For transporting items to and from the shower.
- 2 Towels – Bring one for the shower and one for swimming.
Other important items
- Reusable water bottle – Camp will have Nalgene bottles available for purchase.
- Hydration backpack (optional) – These are nice in addition to, or in place of water bottles.
- Flashlight / Headlamp and extra batteries
- Insect repellant
- Sunscreen (bring an ample supply)
- Notepad / Journal & Pens
- Spending cash or camp credit (optional)
- Medications – See “Meds” (p.2) for details
- Earplugs – For light sleepers.
- A 4×6 photo that conveys who you are
- A set of clothes that you don’t mind getting ruined (we’ll inform your camper what day they can wear these clothes).