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Packing List

Bunk Storage

Every child is provided with a wooden cubby by their bed. If you choose to send your child with plastic drawers – three or five drawers, no taller than 32 inches – you will not receive a wooden cubby. If you are traveling by bus, the plastic drawers count as one piece of luggage. We encourage your child/ren to bring a few favorite possessions including a stuffed animal, special blanket or special photographs to make their summer bunk feel like home.


We limit campers to two 36 inch duffle bags each (wheeled luggage is suggested), clearly labeled with the camper’s name. If you are traveling by bus, you can bring either two duffel bags or one duffel bag and one plastic bin (see above for dimensions). An additional small backpack or weekend bag should be sent along with your camper. Please do not use big black trunks since storage space is limited.

Dress Standards

The determination of what is appropriate at camp is solely at the discretion of the camp staff, but there are a few standard rules for campers to follow. Clothes need to cover the midriff and underwear should not be visible outside of clothing. See-through or revealing tops or very short skirts are not allowed at camp. Girls are required to wear one-piece bathing suits or tankini and boys to wear boxer-style suits. Clothing with inappropriate wording or graphics are not allowed and campers will be sent back to their bunk to change.

Please note: Banquet is a highly-anticipated event at camp during the second session and campers are expected to dress up. When choosing clothing with your child/ren, please select items with the dress code in mind.

Shabbat Attire

On Friday evening and Shabbat morning girls wear dresses, skirts, nice shorts, or dressy slacks and blouses. Shabbat attire must cover the shoulders and midsection and be neat in appearance. Backless clothing, spaghetti straps and excessively short or tight clothing will not be allowed.

Boys wear casual/dress pants/shorts and shirts with collars. Jeans are not allowed Friday night. Sports jackets or ties are optional and usually only worn by the older campers and staff. Kippot must be worn on Shabbat, during tefillot and at meals.


Laundry is sent out once a week to an outside service. Clothes are washed, dried, folded and returned to each child in individual laundry bags. If a child loses an article of clothing in the laundry, the laundry service will attempt to find it and, in some instances, a check will be sent from the laundry service for a lost item. In general, Camp Yavneh is not responsible for loss or theft personal belongings. When packing your child, don’t send anything to camp that you would be sad about losing.


It is essential that your child/ren brings sufficient clothing to camp (See packing list below). Campers change their clothes more frequently at camp than at home due to changing temperatures and the variety of activities.

Every child receives two Camp Yavneh t-shirts on opening day. These t-shirts are worn on day trips, game days and picture day. Campers will have opportunities to purchase Yavneh Wear including Camp Yavneh caps, sweatshirts etc. on opening day and during Kolbo store -Kolbo carries travel toiletries if a camper forgets or loses something. This will be charged to your child’s Kolbo account.”] (camp store) time.

Packing List

This is a suggested packing list for all campers. Individual cubby space is limited, so please pack less rather than more. Every item your child brings to camp MUST be labeled with your child’s full name. Campers travelling by plane or bus are only allowed to bring two 36-inch duffle bags to camp (wheeled luggage is suggested) or one 36-duffel bag and one set of plastic drawers. Items in bold are available at Kolbo for replenishment. Pro Tip: Ziploc bags are great for organizing underwear, socks, toiletries, etc.

Items are available at Kolbo for replenishment.

Toiletry Items

       Two toothbrushes
       Toothbrush container
       Soap or body wash & shampoo
       Soap container
       Shower bucket (to carry items to shower)
       Lip balm
       Orthodontic retainer (if applicable)
       Insect repellent
       Insect bite medication


       14 pairs of underwear
       14 pairs of socks
       10-12 t-shirts
       2-4 long-sleeved shirts
       2 white t-shirts for camp projects
       8 pairs of shorts
       5 pairs of pants
       4 pairs of pajamas/other sleepwear
       3 sweaters/sweatshirts
       1 light jacket
       6 bathing suits
       Swim shirt (for UV protection)
       2 hat/caps (for sun)
       1 raincoat/poncho
       1 pair rain shoes (crocs, boots, etc.)
       2 pairs of sneakers
       1 pair flip flops or shower shoes

Shabbat Clothing


       3-4 outfits (skirts, dresses, nice shorts or nice pants)
       Nice shoes (or nice sandals)


       3 collar or button shirts
       3 pairs of pants (ex. khakis or chinos, no jeans)
       3 pairs of nicer shorts
       1 pair of nice shoes (or nice sandals)

Bedding and Linens

       10 towels (beach/bath)
       2 blankets
       2 pillow cases
       2 sets of sheets (twin or cot sized)
       1 mattress pad (twin or cot sized)
       1 pillow

Other Necessary Items

       1 laundry bag
       1 backpack (for trip day)
       1 sleeping bag
       Extra pair eyeglasses/extra contacts
       Small electric fan with a power strip
       Water bottle
       Writing paper, envelopes and stamps or self-addressed, stamped envelopes or postcards
       5 kippot*
       Tefellin-labelled with your name**
       Tallit or Tzitzit**
       XL or XXL Ziploc bag for last night of camp extras

Suggested Items

       Musical instrument & music
       Camera (disposables are great)
       Props for talent show
       Baseball glove, tennis racquet, ping pong equipment
       Swimming goggles
       Hanging shoe bag
       Basket for socks/toiletries comics/magazines/books
       Soccer shin guards
       Indoor games (chess, checkers, cards, Othello, Fluxx, Quiddler, etc.)
       Pictures of family or pets
       1 bathrobe

Do Not Bring to Camp

  • Valuable or sentimental jewelry
  • Expensive electronic devices
  • Food, soda, gum or bottled water
  • Phones (children travelling by bus or plane can bring a phone which will be stored in a safe during camp.)
  • Sharp-edged tools, such as knives
  • Any projectile devices including air guns, nerf guns or water guns
  • Flammable materials, heaters, air conditioners and heating devices
  • Matches, lighters or fireworks

*Kippot, hats or baseball caps are worn at all meals and services.

**Boys who have become Bar Mitzvah wear Tallit or Tzitzit and Tefellin. This is optional for girls.