What to Pack for a Sleepaway Camp.
If you are lost on what to do during the holidays, you can go camping and if your family does not mind you can take them with you as well. However, the experience you will get will depend on organized you are in packing and this is something you cannot afford to take for granted. Even if you are a seasoned camper, you might find yourself forgetting some things which is why you need to make sure that you have created a packing list to guide you on what to take for your journey. The basic toiletries should start your packing list because without them you will end up hating being in the woods. You do not have to take a lot of them and you can talk to people who have done it before for directions on the essential things which should not lack in your packing list. It is not fun to carry with you some things you do need because they will only add onto the weight you want to carry and is not a way to live.
No matter how warm it is, you should not forget to carry a jacket with you because the weather can change anytime. One of this is enough and it is good to carry it even if you will have no use of it rather than having things turn on you when you do not have something to keep you warm. Also, know that it is very possible to find bugs wherever you are going and you should buy a cream to keep them away. Make sure you are packing proper clothes depending on the site you will be camping at. If it is in the woods, long trousers will be more appropriate than skirts or dresses. In addition, there is no need to pack clothes for each day especially if the trip will be extending for several weeks. Having a heavy luggage in the name of taking enough clothes with you is not sensible but the better thing to do is to take a few and be washing them as days go by and that way you will decrease the weight of your luggage.
Make sure you have a way to keep yourself busy at the camp during your free time instead of sleeping and a book, a music source or journal are great options. The truth is that finding a medical center when you are so far away from the towns or villages is not easy which is why you should not forget your prescription medication. It is also good to pack some emergency medications especially painkillers so that you are not at a disadvantage in the event that you fall sick on the trip or one of your camp members falls sick.