What To Bring

Necessities

  • A 21+ ID for alcoholic drinks at Happy Hour
  • Flashlight and batteries. You MUST bring a good flashlight and extra batteries. The camp roads and paths are not lit at night, and a flashlight is required. Please label your flashlight with your name.
  • WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU BRING A SLEEPING BAG EVEN IF YOU ARE RENTING LINENS AND BLANKETS, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE A COLD SLEEPER. Even with warm days, the nights could be quite chilly this time of year.
  • Bring lots of warm clothes (Sweats, T-shirts and soft baggy clothes you can layer). September weather can range from balmy days to quite chilly at night. Remember what they say about New England: "If you don't like the weather, wait a few minutes." Be prepared for anything from low 80's days to nights which could dip below 40.
  • Sweater and jacket
  • Boots or waterproof shoes
  • Rain gear and umbrella
  • Plenty of T-shirts and socks
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap and shampoo
  • A warm sleeping bag, towel(s) and pillow if you are not renting blankets and linens.
  • Alarm clock
  • Medications, like Ibuprofen and Pepto Bismol
  • Walk around shoes. Please bring comfortable shoes for walking around camp. Running shoes or tennis shoes are excellent. Please change into your dance shoes before each class to help keep the floors clean.¬†You must change into clean dance shoes whenever entering the Dining Hall for meals, classes or dances.
  • Multiple pairs of dance shoes. All the classroom floors are wood, with different finishes. Please bring as many pairs of dance shoes as possible, since some floors are more slick than others and sometimes if your knees or feet get tired you'll want something with good support.
  • We do not permit talcum powder or other powders on any classroom or dance floors, for safety reasons. Please do not bring powder for the floors.

Nice to Have

  • A fitted single sheet to go under your sleeping bag.
  • Pens and paper
  • A Yoga mat, if you'd like to join in morning yoga
  • Swiss-army knife
  • Small shaving or make-up mirror
  • Ace bandage/knee brace just in case
  • Camera
  • Band-Aids
  • Moleskin -- you WILL be on your feet a lot!
  • Earplugs
  • Nail clippers
  • Safety pins
  • Hangers - (there won't be enough!)
  • Cord and clothespins for improvising a clothesline.
  • Flip-flops and a cover-up
  • Warm sweats or PJ's to sleep in.
  • A hat for the sun and a warm hat in case it's chilly.
  • Bathing suit
  • Some dressier dance clothes for the Saturday and Sunday night dances.
  • A guitar or other instruments for playing and singing around the campfire.
  • $ to purchase Swing Out New Hampshire T-Shirts, Jackets, and band CD's.