Before Camp

CYJ Sprout Lake Packing List

The following list, recommended for all campers, is based on careful thought and experience, and takes into account climate and the weekly frequency of our laundry. Cubby space is limited, and excess clothing makes it difficult for the bunk to remain clean and organized. Keep in mind that camp is very informal and usually warm, though nights can be cool. We ask that you abide by this list, making certain that all of your child’s belongings are labeled. Camp is not responsible for any lost or stolen items!



Mandatory Items
  • pillow
  • blanket
  • 2 sets of bedding (pillow cases and twin/cot-sized sheets)
  • 2 water bottles
  • 2 hats
  • sunscreen
  • bug repellent
  • sleeping bag
  • flashlight (extra batteries)
  • 1 small backpack or knapsack (for short hike/overnight)
  • 6 towels (4 shower, 2 pool)
  • toiletries (toothbrush/paste, brush/comb, soap/dish, shampoo, conditioner, plastic cup)
  • 2 pairs of sneakers
  • sandals
  • rubber flip flops for the shower
  • rain gear (including boots or waterproof shoes and rain jacket)
  • 1 large laundry bag
  • 3 bathing suits
  • stationery and stamps, pens, postcards and postcard stamps
  • 5 – $1 bills in sealed envelope for MADIMOW
General Items
  • 16 – 20 pairs of underwear
  • 16 – 20 pairs of socks
  • 2 pairs long socks (for ropes activities)
  • 12 shorts
  • 3 jeans or pants
  • 14 t-shirts
  • 1 plain white t-shirt for tie-dye
  • 2 long-sleeved shirts
  • 3 sweatshirts or sweaters
  • 1 light jacket
  • 1 pair of walking shoes or boots
  • 4 sets pajamas
  • 1 set of flip-flop sandals to wear in the shower
  • 3-4 sets of white Shabbat clothing (Boys- nice shirt & Shorts Girls- nice dress or pants)
Suggested Items
  • camera and charger
  • small games/deck of cards
  • goggles
  • baseball glove
  • tennis racquet
  • books
  • comfort item (stuffed animal or blanket)
  • photos of family, friends, or pets
  • musical instrument

Please Note:

Please bring only 2 pieces of soft luggage per camper. We highly recommend duffel bags. We do not allow trunks at camp and we do not allow garbage bags to be used as luggage. Please do not send your child with a trunk and do not pack in garbage bags.

Resources & Vendors

Camp Gear

Want to buy some official Sprout Lake specialty gear? We have teamed up with Yessir, who make some amazing camp swag!

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PackMyRx provides Sprout Lake families with an efficient, convenient way to provide medications for their campers while they are at Sprout Lake. PackMyRx is required for all prescription and non-prescription medications for campers at Sprout Lake.
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Use LabelDaddy for a quick and easy way to label all of your camper’s belongings!

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