Summercamp checklist:

 

Yudansha/Yukyusha book

□ Keiko-gi (I like to have at least five)

□ Weapons (And if you have an extra bokken, bring it – they break.)

 

□ Lots of spare underwear

□ T-shirts (may let you go an extra class without having to do laundry!)

□ Sandals (you’ll be in these a lot!)

□ Hat or cap

□ Casual clothes for most of the week.

Nice clothes for the party!

□ Comfortable sleeping clothes

□ Swimsuit

□ Towels

□ Rain gear (poncho/umbrella)

 

□ Earplugs (in case your neighbors like to party)

□ Alarm clock

□ Pillows (I've gotta have my own)

□ Sheets (usually not needed)

□ Fan

 

□ Snack bars (I recommend Clif bars)

□ Drink mix (Hammer Nutrition's H.E.E.D is great! Also good is Cytomax Tangy Orange)

□ Water bottle (Nalgene 32oz.)

□ Brita water filter

□ Cooler - fill it with ice that you buy in town

□ Ice packs - keep them in the cooler

 

□ Medical supplies:

  tape

  ibuprofen

  antibiotic ointment

  liquid skin

  indomethicin

  lotion - for roughed-up feet

 

□ Camera and/or camcorder (and tripod, tapes, power splitter, ...)

 

□ Insect repellent

□ Sunblock

 

□ Soap, shampoo, shaving supplies, toothbrush, …

 

□ Laundry supplies:

  basket and/or heavy duty garbage bag

  detergent (Tide Tablets)

  □ $10+ in quarters. - Unless where you’re going uses a card system. (Like Colgate does.)

 

□ Baseball mitt

 

□ Book to read in spare time

 

□ Cell phone/charger

 

□ Checkbook and/or some cash

 

□ Map/directions to get there!

 

Note: this checklist might be missing things. Use common sense. Please email me if you think something should be added.