What Should I Bring to Camp?
Please note that our camp host, CYO, does not allow pets -- no dogs, no cats, not even if you keep them in your vehicle or RV or camper.
Download and print this list: What to Bring to Camp
Necessary for Overnight Guests
- Sleeping bag or bedding with blankets and pillow
- Plenty of warm clothes, warm hat, gloves or mittens, scarf -- prepare to dress in layers
- Rain gear, umbrella (hopefully unneeded) -– prepare for rain and hope for sunshine!
- Towel, wash cloth, personal toiletries (very little available locally)
- Sturdy walking shoes and/or rubber boots
- Footwear for your cabin
- Earplugs and mask if you are a light sleeper (possible snoring cabin mates? We will hope not, but just in case...)
Necessary for All Guests
- Flashlight (for walking the grounds at night)
Optional for All Guests
- Water bottle
- Walking or mushroom probing stick
- Favorite whistle (we will have whistles to hand out)
- Basket with handles for collecting mushrooms or bags with handles
- Wax paper bags for keeping mushrooms organized in basket (we’ll have some, too)
- Mushroom cleaning brush
- Field guides, note pad & pen
- Hand-held multi-channel radios ("Talkabout" style -- if you have one, bring it along)
- Fingernail brush for post-foray dirty nails
- Photo equipment
- Daypack or hip pack
- Prong truffle rake or small garden claw, necessary for the truffle foray
- Wool silk, mohair, alpaca or hemp plus nylon & rayon, if taking a dye class
- Towel, mat and yoga belt if taking stretch class with Rachel Zierdt on Sunday
- Favorite snacks
- Hot beverage mug
- Spending money -- mushroom books, t-shirts and more will be for sale.
For more general camp info, email the SOMA Camp Director