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Suggested Packing List

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This is a suggested packing list and may not include all items campers may want to bring.


Casual clothing and sleep wear for five days.

Jeans and closed-toe shoes for activities where sandals or shorts may not be appropriate.

Athletic/Recreational clothing - Each evening has a recreational activity scheduled, and outdoor courts are available for free time. Some of these activities, such as basketball, soccer, rock wall climbing, and swimming in the outdoor pool may require different clothing from the daily activities.

  • bathing suit
  • beach towel
  • sunscreen
  • athletic shoes
  • t-shirts
  • shorts or pants without zippers (jeans and khakis are not appropriate or allowed in the Vadalabene/Student Fitness Center)

Dorm Supplies

Bed linens, a pillow, blanket, towels, and toilet paper are already provided, though students may choose to bring their own. Toiletries are not provided.

  • toothbrush
  • toothpaste
  • soap
  • deodorant
  • shampoo & conditioner
  • brush or comb
  • miscellaneous skin care (moisturizers, lotions, razors, etc as needed.)


Medications - Campers are trusted to hold and self-administer their prescription or over-the-counter medications.

Spending Money - Camp-sponsored activities and daily meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are provided by the university via summer camp meal card. Souvenirs, vending machine purchases, and snacks are not included with this meal plan.

Sporting Equipment - Campers may bring sporting equipment. There are outdoor volleyball and basketball courts, soccer fields, and a trip to the outdoor pool has been planned. (Water guns are allowed here.) USE OF SPORTING EQUIPMENT INDOORS IS PROHIBITED and may result in confiscation of the item or dismissal without refund for cases involving damage to university property.

Prohibited Items*:

  • alcoholic beverages
  • candles, incense, or any other open flame
  • cooking devices
  • pets

*Bringing any prohibited item is grounds for immediate dismissal without a refund.

SIUE is not responsible for lost or stolen personal belongings.

This is a minimal packing list and may not include all items campers may want to bring.

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