Packing for your adventure youth camp is all part of the fun. You are likely waiting excitedly for the day to come when they arrive at the camp, wondering what activities you can take part in while there. However, if this is your first time at such a camp, it can be difficult to know exactly what to bring long with you.
When you are packing for an adventure youth camp there are essential items to remember, such as waterproof jackets, comfortable walking shoes, sleepwear, and clothing for both warm and cold weather. If you have these essentials ready to go, you can move on to adding other elements. Below we have a list of everything you might need to pack for an adventure youth camp.
Consider Your Clothing
The clothing that you bring along with you on your adventure youth camp will depend greatly on the season the camp is taking place in. There are some items that you should pack with you no matter the season, such as a waterproof jacket, hiking boots or comfortable walking shoes, a light jacket for cooler mornings, and comfortable sleepwear. For summer, be sure to bring light clothing that will not absorb too much heat, as well as swimming costumes, and a wide-brimmed hat or cap for sun protection.
Think About Toiletries
Because you will be away from home for a while, you will need to bring along all of your necessary toiletries as well as medications you might need. Remember to bring along your toothbrush, toothpaste, travel shampoo and conditioner, body wash, or soap. You should also take hair ties, and all medical necessities you need access to. Put everything in an easy-to-organise toiletry bag so you can access them easily and whenever you need them.
Bring Your Bible
Your adventure youth camp experience will be filled with fun activities, but you will also need to bring your bible along with you for worship sessions and prayer time. There might also be times when you feel like reflecting on your relationship with Jesus Christ, and having your Bible readily available might help with this. Be sure to keep it in a safe place, such as in its own bag or even a box. This will prevent it from becoming wet or dirty, and will allow you to have it to hand when you need it the most.
Stock Up On Snacks
While you might be able to purchase snacks and food from the adventure youth camp store, you might find that having snacks from home makes you feel less homesick. Bring along a few snacks that you particularly enjoy and that you might not be able to find anywhere else, for example, such as homemade crunchies or a specific chocolate that you enjoy. You will need to pack these snacks in a properly sealed box to avoid attracting ants and to keep them fresh for the duration of your camp stay.
Back-Up Bug Repellent
While you will have access to bug repellent and insect spray from the counsellors at your adventure youth camp, you should still pack your own to use in the evenings or to replenish what is already on your skin. You might be running around in a forested area or an area with long grass, which can attract mosquitoes and other insects. Remember to spray your body and your clothes in order to prevent bug bites. Also wear longer trousers to prevent mosquito bites on your legs.
All About Activities
You will be taking part in numerous activities at your adventure youth camp, so be sure to pack equipment and tools for them. For the Bible study circles and worship groups, you will need a Bible, a pen, a notebook, and other fun stationery. For the outdoor activities, bring along a torch (for night time activities), comfortable shoes, a sun hat, and sunscreen. Before you arrive at camp, ask the counsellors what else you should bring along with you.
Remember To Have Fun
Packing for your adventure youth camp is all part of the fun of arriving and experiencing what the camp has to offer. Remember to think carefully about what clothing to pack and base this on the weather you might be experiencing while you are there. Bring your Bible and some stationery along with you for quiet times and pack some snacks to keep for times between meals.
If you would like to take part in an exciting Christian adventure youth camp, contact Camp Escape today to find out about our next camp and what our requirements are.