SUMMER CAMP PACK LIST
CHERRY VALLEY, CATALINA
___ *FULL SCOUT UNIFORM:
___ *UNDERWEAR AT LEAST
___ *WHITE SOCKS AT LEAST 3 PAIR
___ *TROOP T-SHIRTS ONE REQUIRED, AT LEAST TWO VERY STRONGLY RECOMMENDED
___ *SHORTS FOR DAY TIME ACTIVITIES
___ *SWIM SUIT HOT DAYS CAN BE MADE COOL BY AN AFTERNOON DIP
___ *LONG PANTS / SWEATS IT DOES GET COOL AT NIGHT
___ *TOWELS AT LEAST ONE
___ *LIGHT JACKET / SWEATER
___ *GLOVES WORK OR GARDENING GLOVES
___ *RAIN GEAR YOU MIGHT NEED
___ *HAT REQUIRED
___ *SHOES AND HIKING BOOTS TWO PAIR A MUST, BOOTS RECOMMENDED
___ *PAJAMAS OR SOMETHING TO SLEEP IN
___ "10 ESSENTIALS" SEE
___ *FLASHLIGHT MAKE SURE IT WORKS
___ *EXTRA FRESH BATTERIES & LIGHT BULB BE PREPARED
___ *SUN PROTECTION MINIMUM 30 spf
___ *2 CANTEENS OR WATER BOTTLES WIDE-MOUTH BACKPACK TYPE
___ *FIRST AID KIT SMALL PERSONAL KIT
___ *POCKETKNIFE NO SHEATH KNIVES, ONLY SWISS-ARMY OR LOCK BLADE 6" MAXIMUM
___ *TOTIN' CHIP OR WILLINGNESS TO EARN IT
___ *SOAP / WASHCLOTH / FACE TOWEL / SHAMPOO
___ *KLEENEX AT LEAST ONE BOX HELPFUL OR SEVERAL SMALL PACKS
___ *SHAVING GEAR IF APPLICABLE
___ *SUNGLASSES/EYEGLASSES DEFINITELY
___ *SLEEPING BAG AND/OR BLANKETS LOW 60ís AT NIGHT
___ *FOAM PAD / INSILITE PAD / CAMP REST
___ *EXTRA SHEET NICE AND COOL IF THE NIGHT IS WARM
___ *SCOUTBOOK REQUIRED AND DO NOT FORGET
___ *NOTEBOOK AND PEN / PENCIL ESSENTIAL FOR MERIT BADGE WORK
___ *LAUNDRY SOAP YOU WILL WASH YOUR OWN CLOTHES AT LEAST ONCE
___ *50 FT CORD / ROPE & CLOTHES PINS HAVE TO HANG YOUR CLOTHES SOMEWHERE
___ *INSECT REPELLENT
___ *CHAPSTICK MUST
___ *CAMERA AND FILM
___ *SPENDING MONEY AROUND $25 PLUS ROAD FOOD & MERIT BADGE EXPENSES
___ *BIBLE OR PRAYER BOOK SMALL AND/OR PAPERBACK BEST
___ *CAMP CHAIR ALWAYS NICE TO HAVE A GOOD PLACE TO SIT
___ *SNORKELLING GEAR MUST PASS SWIM CHECK
NEWS AND NOTES
*As per the camp's suggestion all personal gear should be packed in a duffel bag. Since we are using Catalina Express to transport us to the island, plus a truck from Two Harbors to Camp, backpacks are NOT recommended. Attach a luggage tag to your duffel bag with your name, Troop 29, and the letters CCV (for Camp Cherry Valley) on it to assist in identifying your gear. The Camp also suggests tying a piece of red yarn or a red tag on your gear.
*I am personally suggesting each family wire tie their bag closed. Duffel bags have a funny way of opening at the wrong moment and just like an airline it is doubtful you would get all your stuff returned (not being biased or overly critical of Catalina Express, only stating a usual traveling fact).
*Full Scout Uniform, Class A uniform MUST be worn on the boat into Camp. You do not need to bring your Merit Badge sash. This is a camp rule and is NOT negotiable. Class A uniform will also be worn at Breakfast and Dinner (or you will not eat). These are camp rules and are nonnegotiable.
*Uniform of the day will be Troop T-shirt with shorts of your choice and white socks.
*Count on washing clothes at least twice during the week.
*The temperature ranges from the mid to low 70's during the day to the low 60's at night. A wide range of clothing is helpful, should it get cold or unusually rainy. Always dress using the layer system (ask if you don't know what this is).
*As always, it is very important you drink plenty of water. Water bottles are required, though the camp has placed many drinking fountains around the property. Soda does NOT replace water; rather it normally continues to dehydrate you.
*Any parents wishing to visit camp for the day will need to arrange their own transportation to the island. Catalina Express is the quickest way, and I think the only way. Once at Cherry Valley, you will need to check in with the Camp Office. Visitors wishing to eat at Camp must pay $5 per meal.