Camp Potomac Woods Staff 2014

Staff Packing List

This is a list of suggested items to bring with you to camp.

*Items with a star are very important*

Not to worry, if you forget anything or can't fit it in your bag, you can always buy it here!


Essential Items

- *socks that cover the ankle (socks and shoes are required every day, so bring lots)

- t-shirts or shirts

- jeans or pants

- shorts

- sweatshirt

- underwear

- *at least TWO (2) pairs of sturdy, closed shoes (no sandals or open shoes, except for in the showers)

- *one pair of shoes that can get wet and muddy

- *swimsuits (one piece)

- rain jacket or poncho

- *flashlight with extra batteries (lots of extra batteries)

- mess kit or unbreakable cup, plate, knife, spoon and fork (we will provide this for international staff)

- pajamas

- *battery operated alarm clock (very important as there is no electricity in the cabins)

- sleeping bag and blanket or bedding for a single bed (sheets, blankets and pillows are provided for international staff)

- pillow

- *backpack (very important for carrying things around camp)

- *water bottle

- *one (1) pair of khaki (tan) uniform shorts (nice ones with at least a 3" inseam to wear with your staff shirt - staff shirt will be provided)

- towels for pool and shower

- laundry bag

- *wrist watch

- any medications (over-the-counter and prescription) that you will need at camp, in the original labeled bottle

- I-9 Form IDs (for international staff, this is just your passport and VISA)


Personal Toiletries

- sunscreen

- soap in a covered dish or liquid body soap

- shampoo and conditioner

- shower bucket to carry your shower items

- toothbrush and toothpaste

- comb or brush

- insect repellent (non-aerosol)

- sanitary napkins or tampons (in a ziplock bag)

- pony tail holders for long hair



- items to tie-dye in arts & crafts (t-shirt, shorts, socks, pillow case etc)

- camera and film (expensive digital cameras are not suggested)

- lantern or battery powered light (very helpful as cabins do not have electricity)

- stationery or postcards

- postage stamps (we will sell American and International stamps at camp too)

- address book or list of friends and family's addresses

- flip-flops or sandals (to wear in the shower only)

- books

- nice clothes for your time off

- something interesting or special from your country

- fun games and activities for campers!


What NOT to bring to camp

- crocks, sandals or flip-flops to wear around camp

- very short shorts

- shirts that show your stomach or back

- nice clothes to wear at camp (living in the woods, things can get dirty!)

- iPods, radios or other electronic equipment that is expensive or requires electricity

- valuable or expensive items of any kind