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Whale Camp
1-610-399-1463

Whale Camp Packing List

  • A valid passport or original birth certificate (no copies) and photo I.D.
  • Bedding: sleeping bag and pillow case or set of twin size sheets and one blanket
  • 2 towels
  • 1 pair of pajamas
  • 2 pairs of shorts
  • 3-4 pairs of long pants
  • 1 pair of thermal underwear (for boat excursions)
  • Swimsuit
  • 7 pairs of underwear
  • 10 pairs of socks (including a few wool pairs)
  • *4 short sleeved shirts
  • *4-5 long sleeved shirts
  • *2-3 sweaters or sweatshirts (one with a hood)
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket
  • Waterproof and windproof pants
  • Hat that covers the ears
  • *Hat with brim to protect from the sun
  • Warm gloves
  • 3 pairs of shoes: hiking boots (broken in!), closed toe shoes that can get wet, sneakers with good tread
  • Day pack (book bag size)
  • Toiletries kit with personal care items
  • *Water bottle
  • *Phone card or international calling card
  • Binoculars: Optional
  • Camera: Optional - CELL PHONES/IPADS OR SIMILAR DEVICES MAY NOT BE USED FOR PHOTOGRAPHY. CELL PHONES/IPADS OR SIMILAR DEVICES ARE NOT PERMITTED AT CAMP.
  • Sun screen and lip balm
  • Sunglasses (polarized ones are best)
  • Personal books or field guides
  • Pens and pencils (we use these daily)
  • Spending money: Whale Camp provides three meals a day for campers. Campers will need some money for the trip to and from Bangor (please send small bills). On the island campers may also want a few dollars for souvenirs and snacks. We recommend about $50-$75 per week. All money must be in an envelope to be deposited in the Whale Camp bank.
  • Medications: All medications must be separated into pill cases that distribute dosages for the entire time at camp.
  • Non-drowsy formula Dramamine (only if approved by parent)

*These items can be purchased at the camp store.

PLEASE NOTE: Whale Camp does not allow electonic games, computers, iPads, etc. or knives, alcohol or tobacco of any kind. Cell phones are permitted, but their use is restricted.

The Whale Camp, Inc. | 54 Academy Rd., Kirkwood, PA 17536 | Phone: (610) 399-1463