The Canadian Camp Counsellor Packing List


What should I pack’ is one of the most frequently asked questions by the camp counsellors. If you are planning to join a summer camp at camp Canada for the first time, you might have the same problem in mind. With all the excitement of going to the camp and having fun, you should also pay particular attention to make a packing list.

If you are making your bag ready for the trip as a camp counsellor, the following information can be beneficial to you. Following are the things that you must include in your packing list:

Travel Documents

For this fun-filled tour, the most important thing is to bring along all the necessary travel docs. These include:

  •    eTA
  •    Passport
  •    Boarding Passes
  •    Placement Agreement
  •    ICPC Check Doc
  •    Medical Check Docs


In addition to the documents that you should keep for hassle-free travel, another essential thing is the clothing you pack. Make sure your packing list includes all the following stuff for enjoying a comfy time there as a camp counsellor.

3 Pyjamas and 3 Pairs of Shorts

Pack the short, goofy and cosy pyjamas and shorts as you will need them throughout your camp period.

1 Pair of Jeans

A pair of jeans can never go wrong. Remember to include at least one as it would be like fancy clothing at the campsite.

A hoodie

Include one warm hood that you can pair up with a jean when there is a cold day. A hoodie would also be perfect outerwear to be cosy at night.

7 T-shirts

Pack 7 T-shirts, one for each day of the week. Laundry them at the end of the week and wear them again. No need to pack tons of shirts.

7 Pairs of socks

Just like shirts, 7 pairs of socks would be enough. You can laundry them with shirts once a week.

7 Pairs of underwear

Pack no less than 7 of these so that you have one for each day of the week.

3 Swimwear

The counsellors would get the chance to enjoy fun activities with the kids. These may also include swimming and some other water sports. Therefore, you must pack some swimwear as well to get ready for entering the water.


Along with clothes, a wise selection of footwear is also significant. You must pack the following items for your summer camp.

3 pairs of Sneakers

Sneakers are the most appropriate, practical and very comfortable pick and you will be wearing them all day long at the camp.  Remember to bring more than one pair because will be wearing them every day.

1 pair of Casual Shoes

You will also need a couple of casual shoes for wearing after leaving the camp. Once the camp period ends, you can travel to different areas, and for that, casual shoes would be more appropriate.

1 pair of Flip Flops

Remember to include a pair of Flip-Flop for walking on the waterfront.


Make sure you pack all your essential toiletries. These must include:

  •    Body Wash
  •    Tooth Brush
  •    Tooth Paste
  •    Shampoo and Conditioner
  •    Mosquito Repellent lotion and Bug Spray
  •    Medication (if you take any)

Other Essentials

  •    Mobile Phone
  •    Mobile charging Cable and adapter
  •    Headphones
  •    Portable charger- It would be helpful during the travel
  •    A camera- You will definitely want to capture beautiful memories. Remember to bring your camera so that you can take pictures.
  •    1-2 pairs of sunglasses – Packing polarised sunglasses would be great

Make a checklist and go through it once the packing is done to ensure that you have included all of the things mentioned above.



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