Packing Suggestions

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

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.


  • 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
  • Ear Plugs (for light sleepers)

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 Camp & Retreat Center

Silver Lake Camp & Retreat 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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