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Catholic Charities Corporation Administrative Offices:

7911 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44102

(216) 334-2900

Packing List

Here is a list of items we suggest you consider including as you pack for your stay at Camp Christopher.

*Italicized items are suggested for sessions held during cold weather months.


  • Jeans/Long Pants (2 pairs)
  • T-Shirts/Sport Shirts (one for each day)
  • Sweatshirt (1-2)
  • Jacket/Windbreaker
  • Shorts (at least two pairs)
  • Underwear/Bras (1/day)
  • Long Johns*
  • Socks (1/day + 2 extra)
  • Pajamas
  • Warm Coat/Parka*
  • Snow Pants*
  • Gloves/Scarf/Hat*
  • Outdoor Boots*
  • Bathing Suit
  • Tennis Shoes
  • Creek Boots or Shoes (hard sole)


  • Bottom and Top Sheet
  • Extra Blanket*
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Pillow/Pillow Case
  • Wash Cloth
  • Shower Towel
  • Robe
  • Laundry Bag


  • Soap
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Comb/Brush
  • Toothpaste/Toothbrush
  • Shower/Beach Shoes

Comfort Items:

  • Flashlight
  • Bug Spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Alarm Clock/Radio
  • Camp Chairs
  • Cooler for Cabin
  • Water Thermod for Cabin
  • Extension Cord
  • Hand/Foot Warmers*
  • Nose/Ear Plugs
  • Beach Towel
  • Personal Water Bottle
  • Phone Charger/Phone
  • Sunglasses
  • Cash/Change/Credit Card for PX

Recreation Items:

  • Catcher's Mit
  • Tennis Racquet/Tennis Balls
  • Cornhole Boards/Bean Bags
  • Camera
  • Favorite Board/Card Games
  • Fishing Pole and Equipment
  • Turtle Net/Bucket
  • White T-Shirt for crafts (adults too)
  • GPS/Smartphone Device for Activities
  • Helmet Rated for Sledding*
  • Sled (no snowboards or skis)*
  • Stationary/Stamps
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