Please prepare for sunny days and chilly evenings with casual daytime clothing and warm nightwear. The temperature tends towards the 70s & 80's during the day and 40s to low 50's during the evening due to the high elevation. Please plan accordingly using the packing guidelines below.
Shorts, T-shirts, and other casual clothing to stand up to the camp's dusty environment
Shoes: sandals & sneakers
Sweatshirt, sweaters, and/or coat
Long sleeve shirts and pants
Thick socks, hat, or other warm accessories
Pillows and pillowcases
Sleeping bag, comforter, or electric blanket
Twin-sized fitted sheets
Toiletries & Miscellaneous
Showers: Shampoo, conditioner, soap, flip flops
Flashlight or headlamp
FOR YOUR CABIN
Mattress/sleeping pad to put on top of bed mattresses for additional support and comfort
Ice chest (with a secure lid)
Secure plastic tub for snacks
Folding chairs and table
If your family includes a baby: Diapers, portacrib, playpen, stroller, “Snugglie” or “Gerry-pak” toys, a baby tub, and high chair (we have booster chairs in the dining halls)
NOTE: The camp offers some of the above items for rent. Visit bearmusicfest.com/cabin-extras for more details.
FOOD & BEVERAGES
We are BYOB so feel free to pack whatever beverages you enjoy. We have ice at the camp but bring a cooler or rent one from us: bearmusicfest.com/cabin-extras
Misc Snacks - NOTE: animals get into almost everything up here (including eating though your backpack if there is food in it.) Thus, we reccomend bringing another cooler for snack/food items or storing them in a well sealed container.
Special foods - While we can accommodate vegetarian and gluten free diets we encourage people with strict dietary needs also bring some of their own specialty food in case just to be safe. We are happy to store or refrigerate this for you. Simply talk to the staff when you arrive and we can help.
Walkie-talkies (to keep track of kids in camp)
Fishing pole and tackle
Miscellaneous vacation needs
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
Motorized scooters or bicycles
Water balloons or water guns
Weapons or illegal substances
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.
Due to the EXTREME risk of fire, there is NO SMOKING on non-paved surfaces. This includes e-cigarettes, vapes and other smoking devices. Please follow this policy strictly for everyone's safety.