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
- Bathing suit
- Shoes: sandals & sneakers
- Sweatshirt, sweaters, and/or coat
- Long sleeve shirts and pants
- Warm pajamas
- 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
- Insect repellant
- Flashlight or headlamp
FOR YOUR CABIN
- Mattress/sleeping pad to put on top of bed mattresses for additional support and comfort
- Alarm clock
- Ice chest (with a secure lid)
- Secure plastic tub for snacks
- Folding chairs and table
- Clamp-on lights
- Extension cords
- 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 script 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.
- Musical instruments
- Reading materials
- Board games
- Playing cards
- Walkie-talkies (to keep track of kids in camp)
- Hiking boots
- Day packs
- Tennis racquets
- Softball mitts
- Golf clubs
- Fishing pole and tackle
- Swim goggles
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
- Propane lanterns
- Space heaters
- Motorized scooters or bicycles
- Water balloons or water guns
- Camp stoves
- 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.