What to Bring to Stowe Running Camp

Greetings campers! With Stowe Running Camp fast approaching, we thought it would be helpful to send out a list of things you should bring to camp. Being away from home for six plus days is a nerve-wracking experience, and the anxiety created by not knowing what to pack can make for a fretful few days before camp begins. Therefore, this list should help set you mind at ease!

Essentials

-AT LEAST 2 PAIRS OF RUNNING SHOES

-Multiple pairs of running shorts/t-shirts/socks to last you six days

-Sheets or sleeping bag

-Pillowcase (pillow optional)

-Personal hygiene items (toothpaste/toothbrush, soap, shampoo)

-Towels (3-4)

-Bathing suit(s)

-Sandals/Flip Flops

-Personal water bottle

-Sweatshirt/jacket (it gets cold at night)

-One non-running outfit …we have a dance on the last day. You don’t need to be dressed to the nines but may want something different than running clothes.

-A small amount of cash…for use at Ben and Jerry’s or vending machine. 20-30 dollars is sufficient. 

-Phone/Phone Charger

Good To Have

-SNACKS! We provide plenty of food, but if you have a favorite snack bring it with you. 

-Rain Jacket

-Any type of board game that you enjoy (make sure to label it with your name)

-Sunscreen

-Sunglasses

-Book

-A plastic bag to put your dirty clothes in.

-Any props you might need if you are participating in the Stowe pageant. 

-Febreze to spray the room/your dirty clothes. 

Final Thoughts

Please note that we do not have laundry service available at camp! So once you wear something, you will not be able to wash it. A few other tips about Stowe Running Camp:

-You really don’t need to bring a laptop. Every year, there are a few kids that bring them thinking they will “get work done” while at camp. It rarely happens, so save yourself the headache and give the AP work a break for the week. 

-As mentioned above, I would highly recommend that you bring snacks with you. We will provide food, but you are going to get hungry and you may not like the snacks that we have available! Last year we had fruit snacks (Motts and Welch’s…one of those options is clearly superior), pretzels, granola bars, and a few other things and people got hungry and bored of those snacks very quickly. We bring more snacks this year, but the best way to ensure that you have the food you want is to bring it with you!

-In terms of entertainment, we are always looking for new board games to try out! Typically we have Scattegories, Taboo, Catch Phrase, Apples to Apples, and a few others. If you have something that is good for a group, bring it along! Make sure you put your name on it though!

-Sports equipment: we have multiple sets of Kan Jam, Spikeball, and Cornhole. We also have numerous frisbees as well as a volleyball net.

I hope this list has been helpful! If there is anything on here that we missed, be sure to let us know in the comments or via direct message. Thanks for reading and see you very soon!

-Coach Cusick

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