Your Camp USA Packing Must-Haves!
It’s time to pack for camp! Packing for an adventure makes it feel real, and we’re so excited for the incredible memories you’re about to make.
One thing you shouldn’t worry about? Your Camp USA packing list! Here are the essentials to pack for camp.
Camp USA Packing List
Do not forget these irreplaceable items.
- J-1 Visa
- DS-2019 Form
- International Driver’s License
- Copy of each of the above documents
- Keep the originals in your carry-on luggage and keep the copies in a separate bag when you travel.
- $250 cash in USD
- Debit or credit card that will work internationally
- Check with your bank before you go
- Bring enough medication to last the entire trip
You’ll need the below items at camp, but you can buy any of them in the USA if you forget something.
- Flip flops
- Light Jacket
- Outfit for Going Out
- Rain Boots
- Rain Jacket
- Sleeping Bag
- Shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, razor, deodorant, sunscreen
- Waterproof Watch
Leave At Home
You will not need these items at camp, and it’s better to leave them behind.
- Expensive jewelry
- Family heirlooms
- Bulky items
- Large items, like a guitar, will count as one of your checked bags.
- Insect Repellant
- Insect repellant is country specific and should be bought in the USA.
Still have questions? Check out our more detailed packing guide from your Camp USA Participant Handbook.
Joy is a huge advocate for cultural exchange. She's lived across the USA, then moved overseas to London and Sydney. She currently resides in Jakarta, Indonesia, giving her a unique perspective on working and thriving in a culture not her own. Joy graduated from the University of Sydney with a degree in Marketing and started her career in the au pair industry. She works on the blog and social media for the Au Pair USA program.
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