Campout Packing List

For a Bark Campout, pack for a standard field day using this packing list, then add these items:


  • Quick breakfast meals (we will leave camp at ~9:00am each day so don’t plan elaborate breakfasts; the kitchen can get crowded during that time)
  • Lunches you can pack in your day bag and eat in the field; we will not have access to stoves for heating lunches in field
  • Dinner for yourself (and maybe dessert! Bark will supply a 3-burner stove so everyone can have a hot dinner at camp)
  • Plenty of snacks- surveying burns extra calories!
  • Minimum 3 liters of water per day PLUS water to cook with
  • Electrolyte powder can be helpful on hot days
  • Coffee, tea, hot cocoa or other tasty beverages are always nice
  • Plates, bowls, cups, utensils (Bark will not have enough for everyone so please come prepared with everything you’ll need)
  • Cooler
  • Extra to-go containers can be very helpful for storing your extra food


  • Cozy camp clothes (even in summer it can get chilly at night)
  • Camp shoes
  • Extra clothing in case your field day clothing gets wet or especially dirty
  • Swimsuit for campouts happening near swimmable lakes/rivers

Camp gear/toiletries/misc.:

  • Tent
  • Sleeping pad
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad repair kit
  • Rope (I like to bring some to create a laundry line for wet clothing)
  • Camp chair
  • Personal toiletries including TOILET PAPER (we try to bring enough but I highly recommend bringing your own)
  • Headlamp
  • Entertainment (musical instruments, games, cards and the like are all fun to have around camp!)