Camp starts in less than 2 weeks! While everyone here is very excited, there may be a few nerves still out there about what to pack. Luckily camp is here to help!
Now the easiest way to answer that question is to go to the Camp Foley website. Here we have a detailed packing list of clothing, toiletries, and equipment that will give campers the most successful summer!
But what do the experts say? Check out what some of these tried and true Foley campers and staff had to say about what is absolutely necessary to bring with you to camp…
“Definitely 100% can’t go without my camp chair, it is a NECESSITY”- Seleen B. (16), current Foley camper
“A camp chair is a big one, and I always bring a stuffed animal! As a camper too, it was always friendship bracelet string and a clipboard.”– Maggie H. (22), past Camp Foley counselor
“As many colored shirts as possible!”- John C. (21), past Camp Foley counselor
“A camera!”- Besty F. (16), current Camp Foley camper
“A music device, I would literally die if not. It’s good for kids during rest period and when they need some alone time”- Claudia L.D.V. (21), current Camp Foley counselor
“A small toy or rubiks cube for rest period. A swim shirt, that helps with getting cold in the lake. A shammy towel, a true life hack haha!”- John D. (23), past Camp Foley counselor
“I’d say definitely a camera, a pair of sunglasses, a journal, and of course your camp chair!”- Aria M. (16), current Camp Foley camper
“For counselors, a whistle. For campers, its mandatory to bring a water battle, but for fun… a flashlight, clipboard, and friendship string so I didn’t get bored during down time.”- Emily M. (23), current Camp Foley counselor
“Water bottle, flashlight, and a book”- Nick K. (20), current Camp Foley Counselor
“I would definitely say pairs of long socks are a must-they’re super cozy and fun to wear around during the day or if you’re cold but they also really help with tick protection for campfires or treehouses. I do wish I knew about that for my first summer. Another thing I always love to bring is friendship bracelet string to make for my friends. But lots of people bring it and are always willing to share their string and teach others how to make the bracelets so it’s not a problem if you don’t bring it.”- Kendall L. (17), former Camp Foley camper