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Below is a list to help guide you as you pack for the best summer ever at Camp Cory!


  • T-Shirts/tanks (camp provides staff shirts for every day of the week)
  • Shorts (at least two pairs of Khaki colored shorts)
  • Pants
  • Sweatshirts/Long-sleeved shirts
  • Undergarments
  • Socks
  • Pajamas
  • Swimsuits (one-piece. at least 2, more if you are working at the waterfront)
  • Towels

Sleep Gear:

  • Sleeping Bag/Sheets
  • Pillow
  • Warm Blanket


  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo/Conditioner/Soap (suggest environmentally safe so can be used in lake)


  • Sneakers
  • Sandals with a back strap

Additional Essentials:

  • Water Bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat (baseball, sun, bucket, etc)
  • Prescription/OTC Medications (to be checked in with the Nurse or in locker)
  • Sunglasses (for Waterfront and High Ropes staff only)
  • Backpack
  • Waterproof Watch
  • Alarm Clock
  • Costumes for Evening Programs (not required, but very helpful!)

Extra Suggestions: 

  • Bug spray
  • Flashlight/headlamp
  • Rain Jacket/Rain boots
  • Flip Flops (for shower)
  • Clip-On Fan for bedside
  • Trunk or set of plastic drawers
  • Clipboard
  • Lighters for starting campfires
  • Items for Rainy Days in Cabin – games, card games, activities, etc
  • Small first aid kit (camp has plenty of these supplies, but it is nice to have own)
  • Shower caddy

Items That Should Be Left at Home or in Staff Lounge Lockers:

  • Cell Phones
  • Things you do not want to get dirty
  • Items of high monetary value (Camp Cory is not responsible for lost or stolen items)
  • Electronics
  • Weapons (real or fake; pocket knives are allowed for select individuals with the approval of the Camp Director)
  • Pets
  • Illegal substances
  • Money (large quantities)

Items Provided to International Staff:

  • Pillow/pillowcase
  • Sheet
  • Towel
  • Sleeping Bag