Clothing and Equipment

Camp is a place where living is simple, so there is no need to overpack.  While we hope for sunny skies, it can also be cool and damp, so pack clothing that can be layered.

Along those lines, we would ask you and your camper to embrace the opportunity to live more simply by leaving any expensive, designer, or name-brand clothing, accessories, or cosmetics at home.  Camp is a time to get away from societal pressures and when there is too much emphasis on “stuff” or “who has what” it can have a very negative impact on the camp culture.

All clothing, equipment, and camper belongings must be labeled. At a minimum, please include the camper’s first name and the first letter of their last name, as many have the same first name. Clearwater Camp is not responsible for lost or damaged items.

SETTLING INTO A CABIN: Most of the camper’s clothing will be kept in dresser drawers, with seldom-used items stored in the duffle under the bunks. Please note that our cabins do not have space for large camp trunks.

LAUNDRY SERVICE: Laundry goes out once a week and returns the next day. Each camper is required to have her FIRST and LAST name on her laundry bag with 3 inch letters. Please label both sides of the laundry bag.


Suggested Gear List

Duffle Bag

REI Co-op Roadtripper Duffel 100 L ($69.95):

Everything Summer Camp: Pop-up Soft Truck ($155.59)

Patagonia: Black Hole Duffel 100L ($219):


Biodegradable Shampoo and Body Wash

*Packaging must say Biodegradable in order to use in the lake*

Love, Beauty, & Planet Shampoo and Conditioner ($18.99):

Dr. Bronner’s 16 oz. Pure- Castile Liquid Soap ($16.99):

Stream2Sea 16 oz. Boaters & Campers Shampoo and Body Wash ($19.95):

Trader Joe’s Refresh Citrus Body Wash ($11.99):


Sleeping Bag

Kelty Kid’s Mistral 30 ($54.95):

Marmot Nanowave 45 Sleeping Bag ($89):

Kid’s Trestle Elite Eco 30 Sleeping Bag ($119):


Wool Socks

REI Co-op Merino Wool Midweight Crew Hiking Socks – Kids’ – Seconds ($14.73):

Smartwool Kid’s Hike Full Cushion Crew Socks ($16):


Mess Kit

*Please do NOT get plastic.  Aluminum or Stainless Steel is preferable*

Coleman Camping Cookware ($9.89):

GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless 1-Person Mess Kit ($24.95):


Swim Cap

Speedo Swim Cap Silicone ($10.12):


Laundry Bag

*Camper’s first and last name must be printed or written on laundry bag somewhere*

Everything Summer Camp Laundry Bag ($20.24):



5×7 Blue Tarp ($8.99):×7-Ft-Blue-Tarp-Tarpaulin-Poly-Camping-Ground-Sheet-w-Grommets/461072167


Sports Sandals

*Must have a heel strap and be waterproof*

Kid’s Chacos:

Kid’s Keens: