Packing List – Camp Fire Central Puget Sound

Packing Tips

  • Kids and clothes will get dirty. Please do not send new or expensive items to camp.
  • Label everything with your child’s full name – this helps us return the item to your child if it becomes Lost & Found.
  • Campers are limited to two pieces of luggage – we recommend a large duffel bag or backpack plus a sleeping bag in a stuff sack. Please do not tie any items together.
  • No loose items (pillows, shoes, etc.) – these easily get lost and separated from other luggage.
  • All of the paths at Sealth are dirt or gravel – rolling suitcases are not recommended.
  • Kids should be able to carry their own luggage with minimal assistance.
  • You will receive color-coded luggage tags at check-in. An additional label or luggage tag with your child’s name is helpful in case the colored tags get lost.

All campers will need the following items:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • T-shirts
  • Shorts
  • Jeans/long pants
  • Sweatshirts
  • Socks & underwear
  • Jacket
  • Pajamas
  • Swimsuit appropriate for active water sports
  • Two pairs sturdy, close-toed shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Bug repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Flashlight or headlamp & batteries
  • Rain gear
  • 2 white shirts – one to tie-dye one to wear at Candlelight Dinner
  • Blue pants or shorts to wear at Candlelight Dinner (jeans are fine)
  • Washcloth & towel
  • Soap & shampoo
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Other toiletries

Optional items that might be useful:

  • Disposable camera with name on it
  • Pre-addressed, stamped envelopes
  • Playing cards or games
  • Flip flops (only for the shower)
  • Sunglasses
  • Stuffed animal
  • Small backpack or day pack
  • Book
  • Costume or dress-up clothes
  • Pictures of your family
  • Hat


The following items are not allowed at camp. These items, if found, will be confiscated at returned at the end of the session. Some items, such as weapons or drugs, will result in the camper being sent home immediately.

  • Cell phones
  • Firearms or weapons
  • Pocket knives
  • Alcohol
  • Drugs or tobacco
  • E-cigarettes or vape pens
  • Fireworks
  • Pets/animals
  • Money (turn in to camp staff at check-in)
  • Valuable or sentimental items
  • Electronics, including music players, video games, tablets, laptops, and e-readers

Specialty Camp Items

*Indicates items that may be borrowed from camp. Bring your own if you can, but please don’t go out of your way to purchase new items for camp.

Horse Camp

  • Long, sturdy pants for riding (jeans are best)
  • *Riding boots – must have ½” to ¾” heel and no tread. Please bring your own boots if possible.

*May be borrowed from camp if needed.

Adventure Camps

For backpacking trips, compact and lightweight gear is recommended, as campers will also be carrying food and group gear.

  • Warm sleeping bag
  • Warm outdoor clothes (fleece and wool work best)
  • *Backpacking pack
  • *Sleeping pad
  • 2 sturdy water bottles (for backpacking trips only)
  • Sturdy, lightweight hiking boots + extra socks
  • Warm hat
  • Thermal underwear (optional)
  • Headlamp (optional, highly recommended for Volcano Venture)

*May be borrowed from camp if needed.


  • Extra swimsuit and towel
  • Swim goggles (optional)


  • Extra swimsuit and towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm sleeping bag or extra blanket


  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp
  • Warm clothes for nighttime activities
  • Earplugs or eye mask (if needed), for sleeping in daytime