Overnight Camp Out

Packing List

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Please have your child participate in packing for camp so they know where to find what they need.



We recommend campers pack in two pieces of luggage: one large piece to be used for clothing and a duffle bag for sleeping bag, pillow, etc. A daypack, small like used for school, is also required. Laundry is done once per 2-week session and cabins do not have dressers for camper storage. Campers’ luggage functions as their “closet” for the session, so please try not to over-pack and keep this in mind when selecting a suitcase. We recommend something with a little structure to it as this helps with organization. The duffle bag can be used for towels, bedding, shoes, etc. and collapsed and easily stowed away during the session.


Summers are simply lovely at the ranch. Our daily temperatures average a dry 85℉, while the nights average 50℉. We hope for a few good, rain-dumping thunderstorms each summer! Earlier sessions may experience cooler temperatures, while later sessions may experience hotter temperatures. Please ensure you check the weather for

Janesville, CA the week prior to attendance to adjust packing as necessary.


All campers have a single bunk and we provide one pillow and pillow case. What you choose to send with your camper for sleeping is totally up to their comfort needs. Every camper is required to bring at least a sleeping bag (international campers are exempt and may use our loaner items). Some campers choose to stick with just the sleeping bag and others prefer to bring a full bedding set for extra comfort.


We want the clothes worn at camp to be functional, so we have developed the dress code policy included in theStandards section. If campers choose to dress inappropriately they will be asked to change, or wear camp-issued shirts/shorts.


Items that are not labeled are less likely to be returned to your camper if they get lost in the cabin, on laundry day, or around camp.


Our main camp grounds are even and grassy, but many activities have rough and uneven ground, so appropriate footwear is a safety requirement. Running shoes and hiking sandals work best at camp. Hiking or any other specialty shoe is only optional, and keep in mind new shoes can cause more harm than good (blisters-yikes!). We recommend a pair of slip-on sandals, hiking sandals, and running shoes.


Each cabin is assigned one laundry day per 2-week session, beginning the first Thursday. That means, your camper’s laundry day may not be until the end of the session. Pack enough clothes (especially underwear and socks) for the whole session. Laundry is done by camp support staff with one camper’s laundry being washed and dried at a time. So be sure to pack a laundry bag that is clearly labelled on the outside with your camper’s name.


As we are a tech-free camp, we recommend sending your camper with a book or two. This will help them unwind before bed and is a great rest period activity to decompress during the heat of the day. We do not allow kindles or other e-readers at this time.


We recommend that you pack your camper with the necessary materials to write and send letters: envelopes, paper, stamps, and the addresses for anyone they may wish to write to while at camp. PRO TIP: Send your camper with pre-addressed envelopes. Even better, teach them how to address envelopes before they get to camp. Every session we get letters “returned to sender” for improper addressing or lack of postage.

You can now print eLetters ahead of time to send with your camper! You can find these in your Parent Account under “Online Community” > “Email” > “eLetter stack” > “Print Now”. Read more about eLetters in “Connecting With Your Camper” below






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