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Clothing & Gear

Packing for Camp

This packing guide is intended to help you and your kids get ready for an amazing summer at Wazi! For a PDF version of the packing checklist, click here.

A few things to keep in mind…

  • Laundry is done 1x week at camp – the clothing items listed are intended for one week at camp. You do not have to pack for four weeks!
  • Camp activities include land sports, water activities, and indoor events (arts & crafts, mealtimes, evening programs). Clothing that can be used in multiple settings is ideal.
  • While it’s beautiful a majority of the time, weather at camp can vary from day-to-day. Be sure to equip your camper with a variety of clothing for hot & dry/cold & rainy weather.

Technology Policy

Wazi has a very strict No-Technology policy! We do not allow any campers to have cell phones, tablets, e-readers, or MP3 players with a screen (an iPod shuffle is fine). Please be advised that if any of these items come to camp, we will store them in a safe place during the duration of your camper’s session.

Information About Labeling Clothing & Items

Believe it or not, permanent markers are not always permanent. Frequent handling or washing can easily wear away a camper’s name if it is written with a sharpie. We recommend laundry safe/dishwasher safe labels for everything. These labels are readily available in “camp packs” from a variety of different websites. You can find them by searching the term “sticker clothing labels.”

Packing List

Face Masks

  • Please pack 12 masks that are cloth, reusable, washable, and well labeled with your camper’s name.  Make sure that they loop around the ears.  Neck gators and bandanas will not be acceptable.
  • A small mesh bag that the masks can be washed in.


  • 7-8 t-shirts or tank tops (must cover midriff and underwear)
  • 5-6 pairs of shorts
  • 2 pairs of sweatpants
  • 2 or 3 warm weather outerwear (ie: hooded sweatshirt, polar fleece sweater)
  • 2-3 long sleeve shirts
  • 2 pairs of blue jeans (mealtimes and evening programs)
  • 3 or 4 appropriate swimsuits
  • 3-4 pairs of pajamas
  • 10 pairs of athletic socks (white cotton)
  • 10 pairs of underwear
  • 1 pair of waterproof sport sandals (ie: tevas, chicas, or crocs) with a heel-strap
  • 1 pair of shower sandals (flip-flops)
  • 2 good pairs of sneakers with ankle support and treads for mixed terrain
  • 1 nicer, appropriate outfit for banquet (if your camper is staying 4, 6, or 8 weeks)
  • Waterproof rain jacket
  • Baseball cap (optional)

Towels & Linens

  • 1 sets of fitted & flat sheets for a twin-size bed
  • 2 or 3 pillow cases
  • 1 familiar, comfortable pillow
  • 1 warm blanket
  • 1 mattress cover (optional)
  • 1 egg crate mattress pad (optional)
  • 4-5 towels that can be used for both the waterfront and showering (try to pick a unique, recognizable design)
  • 2-3 wash cloths (if you campers uses these items)


  • Shampoo, conditioner, body soap
  • Loofa (if your camper uses this)
  • Personal grooming products (ie: hairbrush, comb, safety disposable razors if necessary)
  • Shaving cream (if necessary)
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Dental floss
  • Nail clippers
  • Hair ties (for long hair)
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellant

Other Required Items

  • Postcards, pens & pencils
  • Nalgene or Camelbak water bottle (these brands are dishwasher safe for our  industrial machines)
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Sleeping bag rated for 50 degree weather
  • Mesh laundry bag

Other Items to Consider

  • A deck of cards or similar games/toys
  • Reading material (if you camper likes to read)
  • Friendship string
  • Musical instrument (if they play and want to practice)

Activity Related Items

(only needed if your camper plans to sign up for these)

  • 2 extra pairs of jeans or long pants (horseback riding)
  • Riding boots or hard-sole shoe with ½” heel (horseback riding)
  • Baseball glove (optional; we have some at camp)
  • Shin guards (optional; we have some at camp)

Items to Leave at Home


  • Knives or weapons of any sort
  • Cell phones, walkie-talkies, tablets, e-readers
  • CDs with parental advisories
  • Locks or lockable containers
  • Cash (there’s nowhere to spend it)
  • High heels and other unstable shoes unsuitable for Wazi’s uneven terrain
  • Clothing with derogatory or inappropriate language or pictures on it
  • Any clothing that cannot not withstand high dryer heat
  • Expensive watches, jewelry, etc
  • Irreplaceable items of sentimental value
  • Anything prohibited by Maine State Law

Camp Store

Buy Wazi logo apparel and gear online. Choose from a variety of clothing including sweatpants, t-shirts, leggings, flannel pajamas, shorts, hats, and more!

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