What to Pack?
The Project Pizza Road Trip will be going on two three-night trips throughout the program, and will need to pack accordingly. While at camp they will live in a bunk, and be able to leave their extra belongings in their bunk while out on the road. Each camper must bring a small duffel, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad for the overnight trips. Additionally, due to the schedule of the program, campers will need to pack 10 days worth of clothing to camp as they will send their laundry away the first week and not get it back until they return from their second overnight trip.
You know your child best. They may need more of an item than suggested, or less of another. Please see the specific Project Pizza Road Trip packing list below for details.
Project Pizza campers will send their laundry to the camp laundry one week into camp with the rest of camp, and it will return to them after they return from their second excursion on Wednesday night. Campers should pack enough clothes to last 10 days.
Use sewn-on labels, embroidery, or laundry marker to write your camper’s first and last name on everything, including the clothes worn to camp, the luggage itself, water bottles, gear, and footwear. Unmarked items are nearly impossible to reunite with their owners if lost or left behind. A list of items pinned inside the duffel will help campers remember what they brought when it comes time to pack and go home. Jackets, sweaters and footwear are among the most frequently lost items at camp. Eden Village Camp does not assume responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged clothing items.
Simple Clothing for a Rustic Trip
At camp and on the road, things do get lost, damaged, dirty and/or borrowed. Old, comfy t-shirts, fleeces and shorts are quite the style at camp! You’re encouraged to borrow and buy used gear. Second-hand items in decent condition will usually be quite adequate. Should items be lost or damaged, it is much less painful if you haven’t made a big investment in new gear. We strongly discourage bringing anything of great monetary or sentimental value to camp! Eden Village Camp is not responsible for the loss or damage to any valuables, including clothing, musical instruments, jewelry, sports equipment, etc. While we strive to provide excellent laundry service, it is a commercial service so please try not to send expensive items or clothes that require delicate or special care.
- The faster clothes dry, the better. Synthetic fabrics dry faster than cotton, and are more insulating when wet.
- Campers must wear long pants every time we go into the woods, as part of tick safety measures. We want your camper to have light-colored (so we could see any ticks), lightweight hiking pants. Jeans and other heavy pants are rough in the hot summer!
- All campers and staff wear entirely all white outfits for Friday evening. If you want to get white pants and can’t find any, consider yoga pants, karate pants, or scrubs.
- Backpacks, water bottles, and hats are required every day and often get lost. Send your camper with extras and label all clearly. Use masking tape for hard to write on surfaces.
- Don’t send any hats or water bottles you wouldn’t mind not seeing again. Campers who lose their water bottle and/or hat and do not have an extra will have to purchase one from the road - even if they just misplaced it for a day or two. Camp rules state they must have a hat and water bottle at all times.
Packing Checklist for Project Pizza Road Trip
The following packing list is a guide; it is not necessary to have all these items in these quantities, however, please be cognizant that your camper will be required to pack a small overnight bag throughout the program for the three-day trips. We strongly encourage you to send them to camp with the proper travel items so they do not have to carry excess items on the road. It will make their lives harder and we have limited space for luggage both on the bus and in tents.
Project Pizza campers should pack 10 days worth of clothing.
- 10 T-shirts
- 1 light colored shirt for screen printing
- 3-4 Pairs of shorts
- 2 Pairs long pants (1 lightweight for hiking)
- 1 Long-sleeved fleece or sweater
- 2 Long-sleeve shirt (e.g. flannel)
- 12 Sets of underwear
- 12 Pairs of socks
- 1 Swimsuit
- 1 Entirely all-white outfit for Friday night
- 2 Pajamas, 1 warm (make sure camper will be comfortable wearing them to some evening events)
- 2 Hats for sun protection
- 1 Raincoat or poncho (no umbrellas!)
- 1 Pair of Sneakers or sturdy shoes for walking (can dirty + wet)
- 1 Pair of hiking shoes or boots
- 1 Sandals with back strap for shower/pool/lake (like Crocs)
- NO FLIP FLOPS!
- 1 Pillow and pillow case
- 1 Personal Camping Sleeping Pad
- 1 Sleeping Bag
- 1 Beach-size Towel (pls label)
- 2 Bath-size Towels (pls label)
- OPTIONAL sleeping bag liner
Project Pizza campers are strongly encouraged to bring travel size toiletries in addition to their regular toiletries- a full 20 oz bottle of shampoo is excessive for a three-night trip and adds a lot of unnecessary weight and hassle to your camper’s bag. Toiletries should preferably unscented & earth-friendly.
- 1 Toothbrush and holder
- 1 Toothpaste and one Travel Sized Toothpaste (please label)
- 1 Shampoo/Conditioner and one Travel Sized Shampoo/Conditioner (please label)
- 1 Soap & container (please label)
- 1 Nail Clipper
- 1 Comb/Brush, Hair ties
- 1 bottle of Sunscreen (please label)
- 1 Insect repellent (please label)
- 1 chapstick with SPF
Gear and Accessories
- 1 Small Duffel bag or backpack
- 1 Day pack (no larger than a school size backpack)
- 1 Headlamp or flashlight (headlamp recommended) and extra batteries
- 1–2 Journal/Diary & Pens
- 2 Water bottles (should be clearly labelled)
- 1 Wristwatch (this is MANDATORY)
- 1 Laundry Bag (labeled)
- As needed Set of extra eyeglasses and hard case
- 1 Sunglasses & hard case
- 1 Pair of swimming goggles (optional)
- Plenty of stationery, envelopes and stamps, including at least 2 stamped envelopes per week addressed to parents.
- Judaica: 2 Kippot [head coverings] & clips if needed, Tallit [prayer shawl] if you use one, your own siddur [prayerbook] if you like.
- Musical instrument(s), sketchpad, inexpensive Camera (without video strongly preferred; without internet capability required) & film
- Hiking socks & liners, work gloves, bandana, rain pants, a few good books, cotton items for tie-dying or silk-screening.
- Costumes, books, cards, and puzzle games.
- Camelback or other backpack style water pack with tube
Items That Must be Left at Home
We reserve the right to confiscate items that are not allowed at camp, including the following:
- Electronics including cell phones, iPads, Digital Video Players or Recording Devices, video cameras, CD or DVD players, radios, Kindles, laptops, electronic games/toys, plug-in fans, hair dryers, walkie-talkies, two-way radios, hot pots.
- Food of any kind
- Flip-flops/thong sandals or any sandals without a backstrap.
- Credit Cards, candy, gum, potentially offensive clothing, jewelry, make-up, Magic (and similar) cards, MAD (and similar) magazines, aerosol deodorant, posters, pets, weapons, and candles.
- Any item that could endanger the health, safety, or welfare of campers or staff.
This is not a complete list of items not permitted by campers at camp.
Please contact the Camp Office with questions at (877) 397-3336.