What to Bring to our Cantigny Overnight

Here is a quick list of things to remember for our overnight camp out at Cantigny.


  • Tent (stakes, rain fly, poles)
  • Ground cloth
  • Bed roll or sleeping bag
  • Fishing License (if you’re over 16 and planning on fishing)

Personal items

  • Rain gear (poncho or equivalent)
  • Toiletries (including wash cloth, tissues)
  • Sunscreen (including something for your lips; they get burned too!)
  • Any food or drinks you require
  • Medicine or medical equipment

Fun Stuff

  • Binoculars
  • Camera (and film or batteries, depending on the type of camera)
  • Sports equipment (football, soccer ball, frisbee, etc. Just bring one)
  • Board game or deck of cards
  • Reading material
  • Lantern or flashlight
  • Fishing equipment (consider bringing along extra to share)

Comfort items

  • Pillow
  • Blankets
  • Extra clothes (consider layers based on the weather forecast)
  • Extra pair of shoes or boots
  • Camp chairs (I actually consider these essential)
  • Air mattress (and pump, with batteries)
  • Plastic grocery bags (good for wet or dirty clothes, trash, etc.)

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