List for Camps
Mark everything with your name - unmarked lost property often stays lost!
Ground Sheet- at least 6' x 3' (Thick plastic sheet will do)
Thermal camping mat
Warm sleepwear- an extra sweater and socks is a good idea to wear on top of pyjamas.
Eating things - unbreakable plate, dish, cup, knife ,fork, spoon and tea towel - in a drawstring bag or strong carrier.
Washkit- towel, soap, flannel, toothbrush, toothpaste, tooth mug, hairbrush, comb, shampoo, sun cream
Waterproof coat or cagoule - preferably one that can be carried easily when not being worn
Warm sweaters - several which can be worn on top of each other
Shorts or skirts, and trousers
Underwear and socks
Warm hat and gloves for all camps, sun hat for camps during summer months
Strong shoes or boots or wellies - it is essential to have some waterproof footwear.
Trainers or plimsolls or sandals or flip-flops
Torch - battery type, and spare batteries
Water bottle - for carrying drink on outings - preferably at least 1 pint capacity
Plastic bag for dirty clothes
Swimsuit and towel
Essential teddies only
Useful but not essential
Woodcraft Folk Shirt, T-Shirt or Sweatshirt
Waterproof trousers - with opening at bottom of leg seam so they can be put on without first removing your boot
Notebook and pencil, book to read
Small rucksack or haversack for outings
Please do not bring extra sweets, biscuits (we provide the food), Electronic games, Radios, Walkrnans.
Notes on camping equipment list
This list is suitable for all tented camps. It may seem long, but experience has shown that this is what each child needs in order to be able to look after her/himself at camp. There are few special items which you are unlikely to have. If there are any problems, it may be possible to borrow equipment. Please ask your group leader. We have some equipment, such as walking boots and waterproofs to lend.
Your child needs things to keep her/him warm and dry. It can be very cold at camp during the evening and at night, especially if it has been hot during the day. The range of temperature and weather conditions can be enormous, even during a weekend camp, so you need to be prepared for all eventualities!
*It is a good idea to pack with your child, so that she/he knows what she/he has brought.*
Please try to get everything into one rucksack or bag. Remember that your child will be responsible for her/his own gear, so the fewer items the better. Sleeping bags will squash down surprisingly small if stuffed a handful at a time into a stuffsac or carrier bag. It's kinder to the sleeping bag to stuff it rather than roll it. The creases soon drop out.
Groundsheets are to use outside the tent to air bedding and clothes during the day. Any waterproof sheet will do. Thermal mats are not waterproof.
Make sure eating things are named in such a way that it won't wash off. We suggest paint or nail varnish, or plastic tape e.g. electrical tape marked with an indelible pen. Eating things need to be in a bag which will last for the whole camp, to keep them clean when not in use.
Coats should be able to be dried quickly. Thick winter coats are not suitable.