Packing List

Each person is required to bring the following items to CHWC. We depend on campers for these tools and supplies. Please turn these tools in at the registration table when you arrive at your camp location. These will not be returned to you.

  • Paintbrush
  • Roller Cover
  • Drop cloth
  • Face-masks (minimum of 4)
  • Painters tape (optional)
  • Paint tray or small bucket (optional)
  • Paint scraper (optional)
  • Rags for cleaning (optional)

Each person is required to bring the following items to CHWC. Please put them in a small backpack and take them to your worksite. These tools will not be collected.

  • Small insulated water jug
  • Safety goggles
  • Work gloves
  • Face-mask for scraping/painting

We request one cooler for every 7 campers. The coolers are used to keep lunches cool and distributed at the worksites of your group members.


  • Pillow
  • Sleeping bag or sheets & blanket
  • Foam pad or air mattress (Please bring twin-size only. No king or queen size. Sleeping quarters are tight.)
  • Casual/comfortable clothes
  • Old T-shirts with sleeves (shirts without sleeves not permitted)
  • Work jeans
  • Shorts (short shorts prohibited)
  • Socks
  • Sturdy shoes or work boots
  • Cap/hat
  • Rain gear (optional)
  • Bathing suit (mandatory) and flip-flops
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Soap/shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Suntan lotion/sunscreen
  • Towels/washcloths
  • Plastic bag for dirty clothes (there are no facilities or time allotted for doing laundry. If it is absolutely necessary, an adult chaperone can bring what is needed to a nearby laundromat during free time. We ask that they not miss any programs or camp activities to do so, though.

Catholic HEART Workcamp cannot be held responsible for any lost or stolen materials such as clothes, jewelry, cell phones, etc. Therefore, please limit the number of valuables and possessions you bring.