Essential Items for Counselors and Camp Administrators

Here’s a list of essential items that counselors and camp staff should have on hand – for everyday use and for emergencies – in different locations around camp.

Cabin
  • Broom and dustpan
  • Mop and bucket
  • Board games and playing cards
  • Extra sheets/pillow cases (hypoallergenic)
  • Dusting cloths
  • Bulletin board
  • Extra insecticide spray
  • Air freshener
  • Extra writing paper, stamps, envelopes
  • Flashlight or battery-powered lantern
  • Guitar or musical instruments (check with camp policies)
  • First aid kit

Dining Hall

  • Broom and dustpan
  • Mop and bucket
  • Laundry basket for napkins/tablecloths
  • Laminated placemats

Health Center

  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Quart-sized plastic bags for icepacks
  • Hypoallergenic sheets and pillow covers

Showers and Bathrooms
  • Toilet Wand
  • Toilet plunger
  • Mop and bucket
  • Shower caddies
  • Air freshener
  • Extra flip-flops or shower shoes
  • Hand soap

Kitchen

  • Broom and dustpan
  • Mop and bucket
  • Disinfecting Wipes
  • Dish soap and sponges
  • Laundry basket for used dish towels

Hiking, Sailing, and Overnights

  • Reusable canteen or water bottle
  • Waterproof bag for clothes
  • Frisbee
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Compass
  • Emergency whistle
  • Sunblock
  • Insect repellant
  • Emergency rain gear
  • First aid kit

Around Camp and On-The-Go

  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Disinfecting Wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Reusable canteen or water bottle
  • Sunglasses

Tags: