Eagle’s Nest Staff Suggested Packing List


Some things to keep in mind when packing for the summer:
  1. You will work hard and get dirty, so leave delicate clothing and jewelry at home.
  2. The weather varies greatly from night to day, so bring layers!
  3. Personal storage is limited to one set of four small shelves per staff member and underneath your bed.
  4. It is much easier to keep your area clean if you limit your packing to the necessities!
  5. It is a good idea to label your clothes.
  6. Keep it simple and lean more towards under packing than over packing. You really don’t need as much as you think you’ll need.

Clothing and Gear

  • Shorts
  • T Shirts
  • Pair of long pants
  • A few long sleeve shirts
  • Sweatshirt/sweater/fleece
  • Wool Socks
  • 1 nice outfit for special occasions at camp
  • 1 bandana or hat to use as “headgear”
  • Closed toed shoes (sneakers, boots)
  • Daypack
  • Raincoat
  • Swimsuit (see dress and appearance codes)
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp
  • 2 water bottles
  • Sunscreen
  • Watch



  • Twin sheets*
  • Warm blanket*
  • Pillow cases*
  • Pillow*
  • Towels*
  • Laundry bag
  • Sleeping bag (we have a limited number of sleeping bags available for staff use)

*International staff do not need to bring this item


  • Camera
  • Electronics (to be used in staff lounge)
  • Reading light
  • Alarm clock
  • Costumes
  • Books
  • Small fan
  • Shower caddy
  • Musical instruments
  • Sports gear (cleats, tennis racquet, etc.)
  • Stationary and letter writing supplies, journal
  • Book to read to your cabin
  • Hiking boots
  • Camping gear (sleeping bag, sleeping pad, tent, etc.)
  • Climbing gear
  • Bicycle
  • Kayak or Canoe
  • Riding boots