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Packing List

                                    Checklist: What to Bring


  •  Casual school appropriate clothing for classes and activities.
  •  Jacket or sweater
  •  Pajamas and personal garments
  •  Comfortable walking shoes
  •  Clothes hangers (optional)

School Supplies

  • General supplies (paper, notebooks, pens, pencils, highlighters, etc.)
  • Scientific/graphing calculator (Summer Focus, CAPC, A+ Summer only)
  • Backpack or book bag
  • Laptop/tablet (optional)
  • CAPC students should also bring a copy of their transcripts and any materials they wish to share with the college counselors. 

Laundry supplies (for longer programs)

  • Detergent - coin operated laundry machines available in all dorms


Bath Supplies

  • Bathrobe, slippers or shower shoes
  • Toiletry items in caddy/bag: toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, deodorant, hairdryer etc.


  • Any necessary medications in their original containers
  • Copy of pharmacy and insurance cards 
  • A camera to take great pictures!
  • Cell phone or calling card
  • Spending money (for souvenirs and misc. personal items)
  • Alarm clock
  • Radio/iPod (if desired)
  • Desk lamp (if convenient and desired)
  • Fan (if convenient and desired)
  • Water bottle
  • Stationery and postage for letters
  • Books for pleasure reading
  • Musical instruments (if desired)
  • Sunscreen (also consider a long-sleeved shirt, a hat, and sunglasses)

Bedding/Towels: Stanford and Brown University only

  • All campuses EXCEPT Stanford and Brown provide students with bedding and a towel.  

  • At STANFORD and Brown students must bring their own bedding and towels.

  • Stanford provides students the opportunity to rent a linen package for the week from the front desk: 

    • Linen packs include a set of bed linens and bath towels. Packs may be rented for $41 for 7 days or less, or $53 for 8 days or more. The charge for an unreturned linen pack is $150

Checklist: What Not to Bring  

  • Weapons of any kind (including pocket knives and martial arts devices); 
  • Any flame-producing device (including matches, lighters, and firecrackers); 
  • High energy drinks, such as Red Bull, Monster, and Amp; 
  • Pets of any kind; 
  • Televisions or video games; 
  • Bicycles, skateboards, scooters, rollerblades, skates, or shoes with wheels; 
  • Water guns; 
  • Halogen lamps, refrigerators, or cooking devices;