Bear Music Fest
Summer Camp • House Party • Music Festival

Packing List

Packing List


Please prepare for sunny days and chilly evenings with casual daytime clothing and warm nightwear. In September, the temperature tends towards the 70s during the day and 40s during the evening due to the high elevation. Please plan accordingly using the packing guidelines below.

Day Clothing

  • Shorts, T-shirts, and other casual clothing to stand up to the camp's dusty environment
  • Bathing suit
  • Shoes: sandals & sneakers


  • Sweatshirt, sweaters, and/or coat

  • Long sleeve shirts and pants

  • Warm pajamas

  • Thick socks, hat, or other warm accessories


  • Twin-sized fitted sheets
  • Pillows and pillowcases
  • Sleeping bag, comforter, or electric blanket

Toiletries & Miscellaneous

  • Showers: Shampoo, conditioner, soap, flip flops
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellant
  • Flashlight or headlamp

Optional Items


  • Mattress/sleeping pad or air mattress to put on top of bed mattresses for additional back support and comfort
  • Alarm clock
  • Mirror
  • Ice chest (with a secure lid)
  • Secure plastic tub for snacks
  • Folding chairs and table
  • Clamp-on lights
  • Extension cords
  • Earplugs
  • If your family includes a baby:
    • Diapers, portacrib, play pen, stroller, “Snugglie” or “Gerry-pak” toys, a baby tub, and high chair (we have booster chairs in the dining halls)

Recreational items

  • Musical instruments
  • Reading materials
  • Board games
  • Playing cards
  • Camera
  • Walkie-talkies (to keep track of kids in camp)

Athletic equipment

  • Hiking boots
  • Day packs
  • Tennis racquets
  • Softball mitts
  • Golf clubs
  • Fishing pole and tackle
  • Swim goggles
  • Bikes

Miscellaneous vacation needs

  • Sunglasses
  • Chapstick
  • Band-Aids
  • Laundry soap & quarters
  • Clothesline and clothespins
  • Rain gear (just in case!)
  • Backpacks for kids (makes carrying towels, etc. a lot easier)

Items Not to Bring

  • Propane lanterns
  • Space heaters
  • Motorized scooters or bicycles
  • Water balloons or water guns
  • Pets
  • Camp stoves
  • Tents
  • Weapons or illegal substances

Other Precautions

We strongly suggest that you not bring valuables to camp. If you do, please plan to store them in a locked car trunk.

Bikes, skateboards, and non-motorized scooters are to be used on paved roads only.

Smoking is limited to paved roads only.

Camp Store

The camp store at the Lair of the Bear will carry a supply of snacks, sodas, and ice cream. They also offer a wide variety of clothing and gift items, as well as selected art supplies (clay, tiles, and white t-shirts). Small denomination bills are always appreciated. Credit cards (MasterCard and Visa) are also accepted.