For Registration

  • You need to know your Family/Group name

For the Community

  • Your church/society’s banner
  • Peek Prizes in a reusable bag (
  • Books for the book project (2019) During the week of SI, SIPC will be running a book drive and collecting donations. Kids Book Bank is looking for new or gently-used children’s books. Early childhood, easy readers, and books reflecting diversity are most needed.  Want to know more? Visit their website at or send questions about the book drive to Becky Mitchell ([email protected]).

For Your Room

  • Sheets: Extra-long sized twin size (dorm) or double bed (apartment)
    • pillow cases and towels
    • mattress pad (optional)
    • Some campers prefer to bring their own pillow.
    • Note: pillow and blanket provided.
  • Hangers
  • Bath mat
  • Hand towels: Oberlin is a green campus, and no paper towels are provided in the dorm restrooms
  • Toiletries/medications/sunscreen/band aids, etc.
    • Bug spray if you plan to be outdoors in the evenings (youth vespers is always outdoors at night if it’s not raining)
  • Alarm clock
  • Reading light/nightlight/clip-on light, etc.
  • Drying rack or line
  • Bag or caddy to carry toiletries to the bathroom
  • Extension cord/power strip/charging cables
  • Flashlight
  • Travel coffee mug with name
  • Refillable water bottle with name
  • Snacks or drinks for evenings or between meals (dorms have fridges and kitchenettes but no utensils/pots/pans/etc)
  • Radio/boom box/iPod/phone, etc. and chargers
  • Trash can or a bag to use for trash
  • Laundry detergent
  • Window and/or table top/clip-on fans. Sorry, no Air Conditioners allowed.
    • Note:  Box fans can be rented from Oberlin Conference Services for $10 down with a $5 rebate when the fan is returned ($5/week).”

If you are in a townhouse

  • There is one set of keys per bed in a townhouse. (one exterior door key and one key to the bedroom.)   If you have 2 adults sharing a bed, there is still only one set of keys.   You may want to bring a lock box to attach to the door to hold the shared exterior door key.
  • Bring sheets for one double size bed per bedroom.
  • The kitchens are not equipped. If you plan to cook bring: pots and pans, kitchen supplies, plates, utensils, soap for the kitchen, etc.
  • Microwave – your townhouse may or may not have a microwave.


    • Casual, comfortable clothing
    • Comfortable walking shoes
    • Robe and slippers for bathroom down the hall
    • Flip flops for shower
    • Costume for community dance (optional)
    • Swimming apparel, including extra towels
    • Pre-washed 100% cotton items for tie-dyeing (limit 2 items)
    • Rain gear/umbrella

    Money and/or Credit Cards for

    • Pub (NO BYOB AT PUB!)
    • CERSI bookstore
    • Oberlin bookstore
    • Oberlin restaurants/shops/stamps
    • Note: there are 2 ATMs available in the Wilder Building.
    • Workshops requiring donations (it would be mentioned in the description)
    • Scholarship activities/donations


    • Note-taking supplies/stationery/envelopes/stamps
    • Lawn chairs
    • Bikes/bike locks/helmets (mandatory for everyone!)
      • Note:  Bike thieves are aware of our presence on campus.  Plan to lock your bike, or risk losing it.
    • Softball & glove/tennis balls and racquets/frisbees/other sports equipment
    • Sewing/knitting/crafts,  games/puzzles/kids’ toys
    • Musical instruments/music stands/music for small ensembles
    • Reading material
    • Lightweight bag or backpack to carry water bottle, book, etc.
    • Your drum for the evening drumming circle or the open afternoon workshop

    For Families with Children

    • Extra clothes/snacks
    • Outdoor toys, bikes with locks and helmets
    • Baby tub (only showers available)
    • Highchair or booster seat
    • Nightlight with extension cord
    • Room monitor
    • Cots or air mattresses for children sleeping on the floor
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