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
  • Raincoat
  • Outfit for staff banquet
  • Watch
  • Adaptor
  • Toiletries
  • *(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
  • A mask that covers your nose and mouth
  • Supporting letter from your visa sponsor ONLY IF you are arriving later than the date on yourDS-2019 form.

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