Packing List for Hanging Rock Camping at Sunset Park

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We’ve got 30 campers signed up so far with room for more. 🙂

Please see the packing list below for this weekend’s camping:


  • Canteen or water bottle (write name on bottles!)
  • Mess Kit (plates, bowls, utensils, and coffee mugs)
    • We will have a three station wash station set up to begin training everyone on this process.
  • Wallet and a little extra spending money ($5-$10)
  • Toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc., no glass bottles)
  • Washcloth and towel
  • Medications (as needed)
  • Flashlight/Headlamp with new batteries and spare batteries
  • Extra Underwear
  • Extra Socks
  • Extra Shoes
  • Gloves or Mittens
  • Hat (toboggan/balaclava/ski hat for warmth)
  • Layering Examples:
    • Layer 1: Base Layer Top and Pants (synthetic is warmer than cotton if you have it)
    • Layer 2: Quick-dry long sleeve / Quick-dry pants or fleece
    • Layer 3: Fleece top/sweat shirt
    • Layer 4: Coat for 2nd outer layer. Added warmth at night and when we’re less active around camp.
    • Layer 5: Rain Coat/Wind Shell tops and pants (just in case)
  • Hot Hands and feet (optional)
  • Sleeping bag: Rated 30 degrees or lower/If not rated for cold weather, you may want to pick up a sleeping bag liner for added warmth.
  • Sleeping pad: Foam pads are warmer than air pads
  • Pillow
  • Backpack/Daypack
  • Tent
  • Tarp
  • Camping Chairs
  • Rank books
  • Optional:
    • Fishing gear
    • Sunglasses
    • Notebooks and pen/pencil
    • Watch
    • Pocket knives (for Bears and Webelos with Whittling Chip)
    • Books

Do Not Bring:

  • Firearms (or water guns)
  • Alcohol
  • Electronic devices (e.g., game devices, etc.)

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