Packing List

CLOTHES

  • t-shirts and tank tops with appropriate coverage
  • shorts of an appropriate length
  • long pants for riding that aren’t too tight or constrictive!  (check to make sure you can comfortably crouch and sit cross-legged without binding, and be aware that riding bareback in thin leggings can be itchy and prickly)
  • sturdy work pants (required for putting in hay and other work projects)
  • lightweight long-sleeved shirts (loose button-down shirts are great)
  • sweater or sweatshirt, and a jacket (evenings can be cool)
  • socks and underwear
  • pajamas
  • one blank, light-colored t-shirt, tank top, sweatshirt or pillowcase for silk-screening!  (thrift stores work great for this)
  • sturdy walking and working shoes (light hiking boots, sneakers, etc)

SUN & HEAT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (NOT OPTIONAL!!)

  • water bottle, preferably with a clip or strap to attach it to yourself
  • sunscreen and chapstick with SPF of 15+
  • hat with brim
  • lighweight, long sleeve, light-colored, loose button-down shirt (easy to find at thrift stores!)
  • bandana
  • swimsuit and 2 towels
  • t-shirt for swimming in (we require shirts that cover shoulders in the pond, to minimize sunscreen in the water)

GEAR

  • small day pack or bag for keeping your daily necessities with you around the ranch
  • flashlight and extra batteries
  • sleeping bag, sleeping padand pillow (we provide sleeping pads for indoor use, but bring your own for when we sleep out under the stars!)
  • leather work gloves
  • dirty laundry bag

PERSONAL ITEMS

  • hairbrush and hair ties for children with long hair (hair must be tied back while working in the kitchen or with the horses)
  • toothbrush and toothpaste
  • any personal medications, to be given to camp director on arrival

RECOMMENDED BUT OPTIONAL

  • sandals
  • slippers for longhouse/tipis
  • sunglasses
  • riding boots (or any sturdy, smooth-soled shoe with a defined, low heel)
  • your own riding helmet (we have many but some campers prefer to bring their own)
  • books, journal, and/or letter-writing supplies
  • water shoes or sandals, or old sneakers for wearing into the one pond that we
    hike to that has sharp rocks, or for wading in the creek if we go down
    in the canyon (footwear is REQUIRED in both of these places, but we don’t go there every week)
  • musical instruments or special talents…sometimes we have a talent show on Friday nights

PLEASE DO NOT BRING:

  • candy or snacks
  • walkmans, ipods, cell phones, laptops, or other electronics
    (we are happy to store these in the lodge until the end of camp)
  • make-up (we will ask you to remove your make-up)
  • shampoo, conditioner, bug spray, or other chemical-based products (we provide biodegradable soap, shampoo and conditioner, and earth-friendly bug repellents)
  • heat-producing appliances (hair dryers, curling irons etc)
  • dogs…if at all possible, please do not bring your dogs on pick-up and drop-off days.  If you have no other options, we can make accommodation, but we for safety and simplicity “guest” dogs are strongly discouraged.  If you must bring your dog, please let us know! 

NOTES:

  • At Ekone Summer Camp, we play hard, work hard, and enjoy being outside.  Please bring clothing that is comfortable and practical for moving around and working in, and that you don’t mind getting dirty, scuffed, and well-worn!
  • For campers staying more than one week, we have laundry facilities available. 

Ray always knew what to pack!