What To Bring/What Not To Bring
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!
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.
2-3 pair tennis shoes (it’s good to have a backup in case one pair gets wet in the rain)
1 pair comfortable hiking shoes (4-week campers)
1 pair flip-flops (for showers only, not to be worn outside their village)
1 pair sandals with heel straps (e.g., Tevas, Chacos)
6 pairs shorts*
1 pair jeans/long pants
10 pairs socks
12 pairs underwear
4 bathing suits
2 sweatshirts *or zip-up hoodies
Hat (baseball cap or visor)
1-3 nice outfits for Shabbat evenings (send at least one outfit that you won’t miss if it doesn’t come home)
5 washable cloth face masks* OR 20 disposable face masks (just in case!)
1 compact sleeping bag for camping out (4-week campers only)
1 blanket or comforter
2 sets of twin sheets
4 bath towels
4 beach towels
2 laundry bags* (not mesh!) Please write your child’s name on the outside of the bag in large permanent letters
Liquid bath soap (may be easier than bar)
Shower caddy with holes in the bottom for draining
Bug spray – non-aerosol
Deodorant – non aerosol
2 reusable water bottles*, at least 1L each (this is a REQUIRED item)
Stationery, stamps, pens, address labels, clipboard (to write on), and a container to store these items
Collapsible cup for water at night/when brushing teeth
Ponytail holders (and a small container to keep them in)
Backup pair of stud earrings
Sports equipment (e.g., tennis racquet, baseball glove)
Inexpensive or disposable camera
Sleeping pad if desired for camping (example)
Hammock (see CBM’s official hammock policy)
Folding camping chair (e.g., Crazy Creek Chair*)
Extra plastic bags to pack wet items on the way home
Stuffed animals or security blanket
Pictures of family and friends
Hidden letter of encouragement for them to find when they unpack
Battery operated fan
Battery operated clock
iPod (FOR MUSIC ONLY! Devices that connect to the internet are not allowed.)
* Indicates items that are available for purchase from our online store
ADDITIONAL ITEMS FOR TEEN CAMPERS:
(completing grades 7, 8, 9, and 10)
2 pairs wool socks
1 headlamp flashlight^
(^For teens completing grades 9 and 10 only. A flashlight is necessary. Headlamp is preferred.)
ADDITIONAL ITEMS FOR JIT CAMPERS:
(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.
PROHIBITED ITEMS INCLUDE:
Cigarettes, e-cigarettes, lighters, matches
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