What to Bring

Packing for Adventures!

Choose Your Vessel: Trunks are nostalgic and useful. However, they do not ship well and cannot be taken on the bus to F&W from NYC .

If you choose to bring a trunk, please ensure that it is no more than 19″ tall so it will fit under a bunk. Duffel bags a are wonderful choice, too.

Label Everything:  Each camper brings hundreds of items, so that’s potentially tens of thousands of things that could be misplaced or mixed up at camp. If an item is labeled, it has a better chance of being returned.

Laundry Service: Each camper may contribute clothing to the cabin’s laundry bag that is sent away, cleaned and dried at a local facility.

Simple Living: Think practicality, comfort and affordability. Borrowing equipment and clothing is a great alternative to buying a brand new item. We encourage our campers to explore, so please pack practical clothing that can get dirty. The less envy-making our gear is, the less comparing campers do and fewer conversation the counselors will have facilitate. Finally, it is liberating not to care the state that a camper’s clothing is in when it returns home because it was a thrift store find!

Summary: Leave valuables at home, label everything, think practicality, affordability and comfort.

Please let us know how we can help!

Here is a link to the full Indian Brook packing list.

Here is a link to the Red Spruce Grove wilderness program’s packing list

For more details about camping equipment, please go here.