Time to Start Packing – Summer is Here!

It’s time to start getting ready for the best overnight summer camp in West Virginia – Camp Tall Timbers! Here’s your packing list to get started. We can’t wait to see you soon!




  • 10 pairs pants (7 short, 3 long)
  • 10 T-shirts or Polo shirts
  • 2 Camp Tall Timbers T-shirts
  • 2 sweatshirts or sweaters
  • 1 jacket
  • 2 pairs of tennis shoes
  • 1 pair sturdy shoes
  • 1 pair rubber shoes for shower & pool
  • 1 pair wet weather shoes/boots
  • 10 pairs of socks
  • 10 pairs underwear
  • 1 pair lightweight pajamas
  • 1 pair heavy pajamas
  • 2 bathing suits
  • 1 poncho or raincoat & hat
  • 1 baseball cap


  • 3-4 towels
  • 2 washcloths
  • 2 laundry bags
  • 1 flashlight + extra batteries & bulb
  • sunscreen
  • bug spray
  • hairbrush
  • toiletry articles (toothbrush & paste, soap, shampoo, etc.)
  • shower caddy
  • stationery, postcards (pre -addressed for younger children), stamps, pens
  • sleeping bag
  • water bottle


  • camera
  • books
  • fun costume (e.g. Halloween)
  • musical instruments
  • music player (e.g. ipod etc)
  • 1 “nice” sports outfit for banquet (NOT coat/tie)
  • riding boots (or shoes with a 1″ heel) and a helmet
  • tennis racquet
  • Your child’s own safety helmet is recommended.
    We provide all athletic and sporting equipment but your child is welcome to bring their own as
    long as it is labelled!


The packing list is long but you don’t want to forget anything. Crossing off each item as clothes and shoes are laid out let’s you know how far down the list you’ve come and how much more you must go.  It’s crazy how counting out 10 pairs of pants, 10 t-shirts, 10 pairs of socks, 10 pairs of underwear can get you revved up for the summer adventure awaiting you at Camp Tall Timber, the best overnight summer camp in West Virginia. Whether you are a first-time camper or an experienced veteran, readying the clothes you’re going to bring to camp can unleash all kinds of emotions. For our returning campers, the excitement is real. Overnight summer camp is a known entity. Summer friends will soon be reunited, there will be new activities to try, new people, to meet. For first time campers, preparing for overnight summer camp can be overwhelming. Sure, there is excitement but there are nerves and anxiety too as all the “what if…” scenarios run through your head – What if nobody talks to me? What if I don’t like the food? What if I don’t like the activities? What if I get homesick? This is where you can take a deep breath and relax. Our experienced staff is well-trained for any eventuality. Most importantly, as our experienced campers know, our staff is there when you need them to make your time at Camp Tall Timbers your best summer ever!