What To Bring/What Not To Bring

Please click here for a printable packing list. (Click here for a printable packing list for CBM Experience.)

Packing for Camp

Please be sure each item is clearly marked with your camper’s first and last name (not initials!). All clothing and personal items should be plainly marked with indelible markers or labels.

Ample built-in cubby space is provided in each cabin for storage. On average, each camper will have at least four shelves for their belongings

The temperature at camp is quite nice, allowing for shorts and T-shirts during the day (85-95 degrees). Slightly warmer clothing may be recommended during the evenings (65-75 degrees). Mornings and evenings are especially cooler in the earlier part of the summer.

Please limit luggage to two pieces per child. We only allow soft-sided duffel bags at camp to allow for easier storage. No trunks! We recommend large duffel bags (e.g., Big Bertha) or any other type of soft-sided luggage. Many families find luggage at an Army Navy Store or online.

We recommend you send clothes that you do not mind getting dirty or stained. Most activities occur outdoors, and that Georgia red clay just can’t be avoided!

Parents: Please supervise packing your child(ren)’s luggage! We encourage children to assist with packing their luggage. Duplicating this list and placing it inside luggage is a great way to help them pack to come home at the end of the session.

Lost and Found

Lost and Found items are displayed throughout and at the end of each session, and counselors will make every attempt to help campers locate misplaced items on a daily basis! However, CBM cannot assume liability for the loss or damage of personal items. Please label everything!

Clothing Labels

Visit Label Daddy. You will receive a 15% CBM Discount and 10% of every purchase will go to the CBM Camp Scholarship Fund. Click here for details.


Laundry will be washed three times during each four-week session and twice during each two-week session. There is no laundry service for one-week campers.

A professional laundry service from our local town of Cleveland washes, dries and folds the contents of each camper’s clearly marked laundry bag and returns clothes the next day. Please make sure your camper’s laundry bag is made of durable material. Mesh bags do not hold up well over the course of the summer, and do not help to protect the clothes inside. CBM laundry bags are available for purchase prior to camp. For more information, please check our online store.


Suggested Packing List

*List below is intended for 4-week campers. Please adjust quantities below for 1-week and 2-week campers.
Please click here for a printable version of the packing list. Click here for a printable packing list for CBM Experience.

(completing grades 7, 8, 9, and 10)

2 pairs wool socks
2 bandanas
1 headlamp flashlight^
(^For teens completing grades 9 and 10 only. A flashlight is necessary. Headlamp is preferred.)

(completing grade 10)

1 lantern (battery operated)
1 pair old jeans and old long-sleeved T-shirt!

What Not To Bring

Campers and staff may not bring anything to camp that is dangerous and could cause injury or destroy property. Those who bring illegal drugs, alcohol, fireworks, or weapons of any kind will be dismissed.

Other items indicated below are inappropriate for camp and therefore not permitted. Should they be discovered, they will be taken away and/or discarded, and we will contact you to discuss whether your child will be permitted to remain at CBM.


Cigarettes, e-cigarettes, lighters, matches
Cellular Telephones
Pocket Knives
Food, sodas, candy, etc.
Any electronic device with a screen that connects to the Internet (e.g., smartphone, iPod Touch, iPad)
Large electronic games, TVs
Explicit music
Inappropriate/sexualized clothing