Fall/Winter Camp Kit List (Canada)

Kristen Byrnes
8th Kingston Guides
Kingston, Ontario, Canada



  • 1 bedroll - containing: sleeping bag, warm pajamas or track suit, wool hat, warm socks, small pillow or pillow case, blanket, mattress or bubble pad , stuffed animal (optional), water-proofed with ground sheet and tied with non-slip rope (as shown in picture) (also see: Cold Weather Bedroll List and
     
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  • 1 situpon - newspaper inside a sealed plastic bag (can be sealed with tape) for sitting on (also see: Situpons)
  • in a mesh bag, one of each of the following (must be non-breakable): cup or mug, bowl, plate, fork, knife, spoon, tea towel to dry other dishes


Packed in 1 bag: (note that dressing in layers is important)
  • 1 pair of warm gloves or mittens
  • 1 camp hat
  • 3 pairs of warm socks (strongly suggested: 1 pair of parent's wool socks)
  • 1 pairs of shorts
  • 1 T-shirt
  • 1 turtleneck shirt
  • 2 warm sweaters (should be able to wear over long sleeved shirts)
  • 2 long sleeved shirts
  • 1 pair long johns (or pants that can be worn underneath the others, must not be too tight)
  • 2 pairs of long pants
  • 2 pairs of underwear
  • 1 pair of running shoes
  • 1 winter coat (it gets cold in the evening)
  • 1 raincoat - must be waterproof (we will be outside even if its raining)
  • rain pants or wind pants (k-way)
  • 1 pair of rain boots - must be waterproof and reach above the ankle
  • 1 garbage bag (minimum)
  • an extra set of clothes (i.e. underwear, socks, pants, warm shirt) tied well in plastic bag or in ziploc bags
  • suntan lotion
  • Guide program book
  • toiletries: 1 wash cloth, towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, hair brush, hair elastics, soap, kleenex, etc.
  • string for gadgets
  • 1 flashlight with an extra set of batteries
  • camera (optional)
  • book (optional)


NO GUM, CANDY, ELECTRONIC GAMES, JEWELRY, WALKMANS, SANDALS

Additional items for Winter:

  • 3 pair of warm mittens
  • warm winter hat (no ear muffs!)
  • scarf
  • 1 winter coat and snowpants
  • 1 raincoat (should fit over winter coat in case of rain) unless winter coat is water proof
  • 1 pair of winter boots - must be waterproof and reach above the ankle
  • 3 pairs of warm socks (strongly suggested: 1 pair of parent's wool socks)
  • 1 T-shirt
  • 1 turtleneck shirt
  • 2 warm sweaters (should be able to wear over long sleeved shirts)
  • 2 long sleeved shirts
  • 1 pair long johns (or pants that can be worn underneath the others)
  • 3 pairs of long pants
  • 3 pairs of underwear
  • 1 pair of running shoes
  • 1 garbage bag
  • sunglasses
  • suntan lotion and lip moisturizer (e.g. chapstick)
  • 1 wire coat hanger (for cooking)
  • Guide program book
  • toiletries: 1 wash cloth, towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, hair brush, hair elastics, soap, kleenex, etc.
  • 1 flashlight with an extra set of batteries


If you're suggesting hot water bottles - I've had a few girls use them as you've described - make sure the lid is on tight and that there is no way it can come out. Or put it into a waterproof covering to ensure that it won't leak. We've also had them put them in their bags while they are having campfire and then when they get into bed they take them out - their bed is warm and there is no worry of them leaking in the middle of the night or getting cold, making the girl cold.

Bring extra blankets and an extra sleeping bag if possible for emergencies. Leg warmers are also good - i have large ones that my aunt made me eons ago (they look sort of like they should belong to Pippi Longsocking) - they work great - almost like having wool pants on. We also recommend that their pj's be tracksuits.



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