Packing List

YOUTH GROUP TOOL LIST: Each person is asked to bring the following items to CHWC. We depend on campers for these tools and supplies. Please turn these tools in when you arrive at your camp location. These will not be returned to you.

  • Paintbrush
  • Roller Cover
  • Drop cloth
  • Painters tape
  • Paint tray or small bucket
  • Paint scraper
  • Rags for cleaning

*NEW* Alternative Option, Home Depot Gift Cards: To help save on space, we have also introduced the option of accepting Home Depot gift cards as an alternative to bringing the physical items above.

  • Suggested contribution: $10-$20 per person.
  • Please exclusively provide Home Depot cards (no generic gift cards or other hardware stores)
  • We kindly request consolidating all funds onto a single gift card per group and specifying the amount on each card. If combining funds is not feasible, please provide a detailed list indicating the total amounts.

We require one cooler for every adult (21 & older).

  • The coolers are used to keep lunches cool and distributed at the worksites of your group members.
  • Portable insulated bags are also acceptable. View Example Option.

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


  • 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.