I'M CAMPING, WHAT ARE SOME SUGGESTIONS ON WHAT TO BRING?
Your camp is your home for the duration of your Emerald City festival experience, come prepared and have the time of your life!
Pull Cart/Wagon - to bring your belongings from your car to the camp. Trash bags- mother earth will thank you and so will our grounds team. it's vitally important we keep the campgrounds clean. if you see a messy neighbor suggest they dispose of their trash properly.
Tent Sleeping Blankets Pillows Air mattress (if you pack this also include a pump or extra batteries for the pump, a patch kit for repairs, and sheets to cover it with) Headlamps Lantern Tarp Power Banks Hammer Extra toilet paper Bath towels, at least one per person Chairs Coolers (it’s a good idea to pack a large for drinks and to use as a table and a smaller one for food) Febreeze & Cleaning spring for the tent Jugs for water- we offer free water via the water stations Bottled water Stereo or music player- just don’t disturb your neighbors Car inverter for electronics Jumper cables Tent locks Extra car keys (if you are camping with friends you may want to give them extra car keys or keyless entry devices so they can store valuables in the car and have access to it if you get separated) Flag (to mark your campsite so you can find it easily) Optional items like a fold-out table (regulation beer pong size or otherwise), or a rug Hammock Shade Awning – small shade tents, large umbrellas can be helpful to block out sun and rain Tapestries to hang up for decoration Ashtrays Trash bags Dry bags Food- try and pack things that are easy to snack on as well as meals that can be easily prepared in the dark or with limited supplies. chips, sandwiches, and granola bars etc. remember that for the safety of all guests cooking with any type of flame is prohibited. we do offer a plethora of food vendors and a c-store for simple items and food. Hand sanitizer Cups Ice (fit as much as you can into the coolers, making sure to keep half a bag in the plastic to use for drinks. (ice will be sold in the Emerald City but it will be much more expensive as in the real world so stock up as much as possible before entering) Travel shampoo/conditioner Solar shower- we offer shower passes too! Face wipes Baby wipes Toothpaste/toothbrush/mouthwash First aid kit (Band-Aids, Neosporin, etc.) Pain medicine Pepto and antacids. Any medications you are taking (birth control, anti-anxiety pills, motion sickness meds, etc.) Cold medicine Vitamins Emergen-c or airborne Cotton swabs Sunscreen Lotion Razors or shaving kit Condoms Hairbrush, clips, ties, bobby pins, headbands Sprix Clothes & Gear- make sure to pack extras of everything so that you can put on dry clothes whenever you want to. also, make sure to check the weather a few days prior to arriving to best prepare. Shoes (pack at least one pair of walking shoes as well as flip flops and sandals) Rain shoes or crocs Socks Skirts, jeans, shorts Tanks, t-shirts, hoodies, jacket Sleeping clothes Bathing suit Bandanas Hats Sunglasses Belts Undies and bras Scarves, gloves, skull caps Raincoat Jewelry Backpacks or Camelbak
These are the essentials, but you should also think about fun stuff to do at the campsite like hula hoops, glow sticks, board games, frisbees, soccer balls, playing cards, and anything else you like to do. Bring a book in case you need a few quiet minutes away from the madness. Also, a paper and pen can always be good to have around. People often also wear crazy costumes and things like that so go nuts!
If you and your friends play music, bringing instruments can also make the camp hangouts a hell of a lot more fun. Typically an acoustic guitar and a djembe, or if you are so inclined you could learn to play ukulele and wow your friends with some singalongs! Please mind your neighbors. No amplified music is permitted.