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.
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:
SHIP CAMPS BAGGAGE SERVICE:
United Parcel Service and Federal Express:
Reasonable and flexible options. Luggage should be addressed to:
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
Footwear To Pack
Bedding/Linen To Pack
*regardless of the session they are attending, these are the bedding needs
Outdoor Equipment To Pack
Athletic Equipment To Pack
Toilet Kit To Pack
Miscellaneous To Pack
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.