What to Pack for Overnight Summer Camp
June 25, 2018 by Zandile Chiwanza

Summer is here and preparations for summer camp have begun. While what you need to pack can vary depending on the type of camp you and your child choose, here’s a suggested list of essentials to pack for overnight summer camp:

Personal care items

  • Sunscreen
  • Anti-bacterial wipes
  • Bug spray
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Hairbrush/ Comb
  • Soap, shampoo & conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Lip Balm
  • Sanitary wear


  • Underwear
  • Rain gear
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Jacket
  • Swimwear
  • Pyjamas
  • Walking shoes/ Closed-toe shoes
  • Flip-flops
  • Socks
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow and pillowcase
  • Towel(s)


  • Cash
  • Re-usable water bottle
  • Backpack
  • Tote bag for dirty/wet clothes
  • Flashlight & batteries
  • Swim goggles
  • Sunglasses
  • Personal medication
  • Pre-adressed/stamped envelopes to write home
  • Journal and stationary

Don’t forget to label everything and let us know in the comments what your top #summercampmusthave is on the list!

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