What to pack


What to Bring

Parents and guardians often wish to bestow on their children the best they can offer; however, at camp and on Hante Adventures, clothes get dirty and lost, and expensive clothing isn’t necessary and can create feelings of inequity. Please help your participant under-pack and bring old, already stained clothing. Bring old shirts, shorts, and pants. Bring some synthetic, warm clothes and a fleece jacket. Bring general athletic/walking shoes which are good for the uneven terrain at camp. Sandals/opened-toed shoes are fine for parts of camp; however, campers will need closed toed/stay-on-your-feet shoes for the majority of activities at camp. Since we do get wet at camp, we recommend two pairs of closed-toed shoes – one that can get wet and stay wet, and one that can stay dry. If you intend to take horseback riding and already have hard soled shoes with a heel, please bring them; we do have riding shoes available. 

When packing, please also pack clothing that is appropriate for an active outdoor summer camp. Please review the dress code with your child. You can find it and the packing list linked below:

Camp Packing List and Dress Code


Additional Items to Bring and to Leave Home:

Musical Instruments

We encourage campers to bring instruments and play in classes and small ensembles. We will store your instruments in the Performing Arts Building, Cheoah, which is an air-conditioned building.

What Not to Bring

Remember, no music devices, cellphones, smart watches, video cameras, laptops, electronic games, radios, computer toys, electronic readers, dangerous weapons, food, or candy. We do not allow campers to take video at camp. We recognize that many cameras have video filming capabilities. Campers may bring those cameras, but they will not be able to take video. Please leave other video equipment, etc. at home. Eagle’s Nest cannot be responsible for lost or stolen electronics. Campers arriving by air may travel with cellphones and chargers. They will need to turn off and turn in their phone at the office upon arrival.

Gear Lending Library

Eagle’s Nest has a Gear Lending Library to support campers who may need to borrow gear.   If you would like to borrow gear for your Camp Session or Hante Adventure, please contact Ed Haubenreiser at ed@enf.org.

Learn More About ENF’s Gear Lending Library


What Should I pack for Camp?

Checkout our Camp packing list for what to bring to Camp this summer!



Enter the code trail527EN to receive a Discount on your purchase at Everything Summer Camp online.  Plus a portion of your purchase is used by ENF to purchase new gear for ENF’s Gear Lending Library.  


What Should I pack for my Added Adventure?


sea islands packing list

Where can I find Hante Adventures Packing Lists?

Hante Packing Lists


Want to borrow gear for your Camp or Hante Adventures Program?

Contact our Hante and Outdoor Program, Ed Haubenreiser at ed@enf.org.