What to bring:

  • Tent
  • Rain fly
  • Ground cover (tarp or large sheet of plastic)
  • Sleeping bags
  • Flashlights
  • Bug spray
  • Camping chairs
  • Sleeping pads or air mattress (no electricity on site! use self inflating or a car adapter)
  • Pillows
  • Swimsuit (weather permitting)
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Layered clothes
  • Water shoes/sports sandals (flip flops tend to float down river easily!)
  • Towels
  • Toiletry bag (a grocery bag works well to keep items dry while using the shower)
  • Snacks
  • Personal cooler (for drinks/snacks/food)
  • Instant coffee and mug (for those who can't live without it!)
  • Quarters for the showers (they were free in 2011)
  • Cash for parking at Carolina Hemlocks ($5/car/day) (we received parking vouchers in 2011)
  • Cash for fire wood (we may need to purchase bundles from the camp host this year)
  • Breakfast and lunch items
  • Plates, utensils, cups, etc. for breakfast and lunch (will purchase with dinner)
  • Anything else you need to enjoy your trip! (earplugs for the snoring!)

Hint: You may want to get some waterproofing spray for your rain fly and seam sealer for your tent in case we get rain! You can find these items in camping sections at Wal-Mart, Dick's, REI, etc. These need to be applied prior to the trip!