Packing Suggestions

We recommend that each camper bring the following clothing and supplies when attending a conference at Silver Lake. Read through the Parent Guide for more information about rules and what to expect.

Summer 2021

Read more about our 2021 policies here.

When packing for camp, be sure to pack enough for two weeks – we are only able to do camper laundry on an emergency basis.

Hand sanitizer

We recommend each camper have their own personal hand sanitizer. We will be adding handwashing or hand sanitizing stations and will incorporate hand cleaning breaks throughout the day.

Suggested Packing List


  • Sleeping bag or bedding
  • Pillow
  • Bath Towels
  • Washcloths
  • Beach Towels
  • Blanket


  • Shower Caddy (to carry supplies)
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Hairbrush/comb
  • Insect Repellant
  • Sunscreen
The American Camp Association (ACA) also has a suggested packing list.



Each camper will need to bring at least 24 face masks (a minimum of 2 for each day) to wear while they are at camp. For simplicity, we recommend 3-ply surgical style disposable masks.

Cloth masks are allowed, but please note that campers will not have access to laundry facilities. In addition, cloth masks must be at least 2-ply without a valve. Gaiters/buffs are not acceptable.

The exact policy of who has to mask when will be determined closer to camp.



  • Shirts
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Pants
  • Shorts
  • Raincoat
  • Sneakers or closed-toed shoes (for Challenge Course)
  • Shower flip-flops
  • Windbreaker
  • Swimsuit(s)
  • Sweatshirt
  • Face masks/coverings


  • Bible
  • Water Bottle
  • Camera
  • Stationary/stamps
  • Flashlight

What NOT to bring to Silver Lake

Cell phones are not permitted and will be confiscated.

Please do not bring: alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs, weapons, expensive jewelry, pets,
pocket knives, fireworks, gum, candy, food, or valuables, including electronic and handheld devices: cell phones, radios, mp3 players, laptops, or video games.

Silver Lake cannot be responsible for items that may be lost, stolen, or broken.

Silver Lake Conference Center

Silver Lake Conference Center is a ministry of the Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ.
Click here to read our Mission Statement.

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