• You need to know your Family/Group name
  • Picture or copy of COVID vaccination card/proof of vaccination
  • Willingness to have fun! We are all first timers this year!!!


  • Your church/society’s banner
  • Peek Prizes in a reusable bag (here’s a Peek at a game we playP
  • Service Auction items


  • Sheets: Extra-long sized twin sheets (dorm sized-many have found that full-sized work too, just requires some extra tucking.),
  • pillow cases and towels
  • mattress pad or folded blanket folded over for comfort (optional)
  • Pillows and blanket if you did not purchase the linen package.
  • Hangers
  • Bath mat
  • Hand towels-California is a green campus, and no paper towels are provided in the dorm restrooms.
  • Hand soap/sanitizer for your own restroom.
  • 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
  • Extension cord/power strip, charging cables
  • Flashlight
  • Travel coffee mug with name
  • Refillable water bottle with name
  • Snacks or drinks for evenings and between meals (dorms have fridges and kitchenettes but no utensils/pots/pans/etc.)
  • Cooler/ice-There is only one fridge per dorm (we have only 2 dorms), not per floor. We need to be mindful of space for those who have opted to eat breakfast in the dorm or those with wee ones. There is not a ton of fridge space. Please have items labeled. You are able to bring a small personal fridge.
  • Phone, speakers, tablet, chargers
  • Trash can or a bag to use for trash
  • Antibacterial wipes/paper towels/TP (some will be provided, but…)/facial tissue.
  • Laundry detergent, as it is free to do laundry at Cal U.
  • All rooms are air conditioned, but a fan for white noise/air flow is nice for many.


    • Casual, comfortable clothing
    • Comfortable walking shoes
    • Costume for community dance (optional)
    • Swimming apparel, including extra towels. There will be some water activities, including the amazing fountains!
    • Rain gear/umbrella
    • Masks (see COVID Protocols)


    • Pub (NO BYOB AT PUB!)
    • CERSI bookstore
    • Cal U bookstore
    • Note: There are ATMs available on campus
    • 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!) Lock it up! Best not to tempt fate
    • Softball & glove/tennis balls and racquets/frisbees/basketball/other sports equipment
    • Sewing/knitting/crafts, games/puzzles/kids’ toys
    • Musical instruments/music stands/music for small ensembles
    • Reading material
    • Lightweight bag or daypack/backpack to carry water bottle, book, etc
    • Your drum for the evening drumming circle
    • Hammock if you want to “hang” out at the hammock village (posts available)


    • Extra clothes/snacks
    • Outdoor toys, bikes with locks and helmets
    • Baby tub (only showers available)
    • Highchair or booster seat
    • Nightlight with extension cord-this is probably a good idea for everyone!
    • Room monitor
    • Cots or air mattresses/pump/patch kit for children sleeping on the floor
    • Don’t forget the special stuffy/jams/special blankie!