Packing List

Summer camp essentials

Use this section to make sure you’re fully prepped with what you need to take with you to your program.

It's not just swimsuits and sunglasses - you'll need to make sure you've got your travel documents and onward travel information in order. Heres everything you need to know.

The Camp Leaders packing list:

Checked Baggage

Reminder: Label your suitcase on the inside and outside and use only TSA approved locks.

Trainers - 2 pairs

Casual shoes - 1 pair

Shorts or leggings - 3 pairs

Jeans - 1 pair

Underwear/socks - 10 pairs

Swimwear* - 2 pairs

T-shirts - 5 at the minimum

Warm hoodie


Outfit for staff banquet




*(one piece swimming suit usually required at most camps for females)

Hand Luggage

Make an extra copy of each of these to put in your checked baggage. Most camps will have a safe place for you to store your important paperwork.

Your passport & J1 VISA

Visa paperwork - DS-2019 form

SEVIS receipt

Insurance card

Flight itinerary

A copy of your camp contract

A copy of your police check and medical form

Any travel tickets for your departure and arrival (train tickets)

A copy of your onward travel information printed out from your Camp Leaders profile

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