Clothing & Equipment


All new campers are required to purchase a camp uniform comprised of shirts, shorts, sweats, and a hat. The uniform can be purchased via the color catalog we will send you in the spring, and through The Camp Spot (our camp outfitter) web site, which you can access by clicking here.

Packing list

The Clothing/Equipment list that is included below outlines what campers should bring to Camp. Please use the list as a starting point and then use your knowledge of your own son to finalize what he comes with. The suggested list is appropriate for both sessions given the way in which are laundry system works. In essence, campers need clothing for 8 days since laundry goes out once a week.

Labeling Clothes and Equipment

Please put your son’s name on everything he brings to camp. And we mean everything: towels, socks, bathrobe, sun glasses, baseball glove, tennis racket, backpack, shoes, cleats, sandals, etc. Use full names and avoid initials so that our sorting of the lost and found—which we do every night—can be efficiently completed.

Feel free to purchase and use labels available from The Camp Spot or mark items with a permanent pen (silver pens are available for dark items).

Bikes/Fishing Rods/Lacrosse Equipment

The camp is equipped with fishing rods, mountain bikes and lacrosse sticks and related equipment. However, many campers bring their own fishing rods and lacrosse sticks/equipment, and a few bring their own mountain bikes. Fishing rods and lacrosse equipment are stored in equipment sheds. Camper mountain bikes are kept in a separate location from our camp bikes. The benefit of bringing personal equipment of this kind is immediate availability. The downside is potential damage (for which the camp cannot be responsible) and having to deal with other campers asking to borrow items. The decision is yours. Call if you have questions.

How to Pack

We recommend using sturdy duffel bags since they are lighter and easier to use than trunks. All camper belongings are stored on shelves in the cabins and their duffels will be stored away from their cabins. All baggage needs to be labeled with the camper’s name. Please mail trunk keys and locker combinations to the camp office in advance of arrival.


If you would like to ship duffels, you have three options:


United Parcel Service and Federal Express:

Reasonable and flexible options. Luggage should be addressed to:

Camper’s Name
Camp Moosilauke
55 Moosilauke Way
Orford, NH 03777

All luggage for the 4.5-week session and the June/July 2.5-week session will need to be dropped off/picked up by parents, or shipped to and from Moosilauke by one of the methods listed above. Depending on the number of campers who will be taking the bus to camp, we will try to have luggage on the bus. More information will be shared in June.

For the July/August 2.5-week and 1-week sessions on the July bus to camp and the return bus in August (2.5-week campers only), we do try to have luggage on the bus, depending on space.

Clothing To Pack

  • 2 fleece pullovers/sweatshirts

  • 1 rain jacket—waterproof and light weight

  • 3 bathing suits

  • 1 swim shirt

  • 9-10 t-shirts

  • 2 synthetic “wicking” t-shirt for hiking

  • 2 pants and/or sweat pants

  • 8 shorts

  • 10 boxers/underwear

  • 10 pairs socks—at least one pair synthetic and above the ankle for hiking

  • 2 pair pajamas/sleep wear

  • 1 baseball hat

  • 1 bathrobe (optional)

  • 13-and-over campers should bring a warm wool/synthetic hat

Footwear To Pack

  • 2 pairs running/cross-training athletic shoes

  • 1 pair light hiking shoes (optional—a sturdy sneaker is adequate for all of our hiking trips)

  • 1 pair soccer/baseball (all-purpose) cleats

  • 1 pair Teva or Keen type sandals that won’t slip off (very helpful for our waterfront activities)

  • 1 pair shower flip-flops

  • Campers ages 13 and over (those who have just completed seventh grade) who are considering participating on a multi-day backpacking adventure trip also need a pair of light hiking shoes, sturdy running shoes, or boots.

Bedding/Linen To Pack

*regardless of the session they are attending, these are the bedding needs

  • 3 blankets (it can get cold at night!)

  • 1 pillow

  • 2 twin-sized sheet sets, including pillow cases

  • 4 bath/beach towels

  • 2 laundry bags—with name in large letters

Outdoor Equipment To Pack

  • 1 sleeping bag with stuff sack

  • 2 plastic water bottles—Nalgene/SIGG type only

  • Backpacks: All campers need a basic school/day pack

  • Campers age 13-and-over (those having just completed the seventh grade) who are considering participating in a multi-day backpacking adventure trip also need an overnight internal or external frame backpack capable of holding a sleeping bag inside it. (We have a few packs available for loan for those for whom the purchase of a backpack is a hardship.)

  • 1 fishing rod with spinning reel (optional)

Athletic Equipment To Pack

  • 1 baseball glove

  • 1 tennis racquet

  • 1 mouth guard

  • 1 pair shin guards

  • 2 pairs of socks for soccer

  • 1 lacrosse stick (optional)

  • 1 fishing rod with spinning reel (optional)

Toilet Kit To Pack

  • 1 bottle of liquid soap/body wash or bar soap with a travel container

  • 1 comb and/or brush

  • 1 toothbrush and toothpaste

  • 1 bottle of shampoo

  • 1 sunscreen

  • 1 lip balm/Chapstick

  • 1 insect repellent

  • 1 nail clippers

  • 1 shower organizer and filler kit

Miscellaneous To Pack

  • 1 flashlight or headlamp with extra batteries

  • 1 pair extra eyeglasses

  • 1 pair sunglasses

  • Stamped envelopes, paper, pens

  • Books, non-electronic games

  • A disposable or inexpensive camera (optional)

  • Battery-operated fan (optional)

Notes On Outdoor Gear and Clothing

All campers at Moosilauke will hike mountains, canoe rivers and/or lakes and go on a day bike trip. Boys thirteen-and-older (those who have finished seventh grade) have the opportunity to also go on multi-day backpacking and canoeing adventures. The Family Handbook has all the information you will need in order to pack the appropriate equipment for these adventures. Please note that if you deviate from our lists you will negatively impact your son’s ability to comfortably and safely take part in our tripping program.