• You need to know your Family Code, which will be in your registration email and reminders sent in early July.


  • Your church/society’s banner
  • Peek! prizes in a paper or reusable bag (what’s Peek!?)


  • Sheets & pillow cases: Extra-long sized twin sheets (full-sized work with some extra tucking.) (included in linen package if ordered)
  • Pillows and blanket (included in linen package if ordered)
  • Bath towels & hand towels (included in linen package if ordered)
  • Mattress pad or folded blanket folded over for comfort
  • Hangers
  • Bath mat
  • 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.
  • Extension cord/power strip, charging cables
  • Flashlight
  • Travel coffee mug and/or refillable water bottle with name
  • Snacks or drinks for evenings and between meals
  • 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/facial tissue/toilet paper (some will be provided, but…)
  • Laundry detergent, as it is free to do laundry at PennWest
  • All rooms are air conditioned, but a fan for white noise/air flow is nice for many


    • Casual, comfortable clothing
    • Comfortable walking shoes
    • Swimsuits & towels. Children 6 and under MUST have some sort of floatation device to swim (floaties, life jacket). There are life jackets available at the pool to borrow at no charge.
    • Rain gear/umbrella
    • Masks (see COVID Protocols)


    • Pub (NO BYOB AT PUB!)
    • CERSI bookstore
    • PennWest bookstore
    • Workshops requiring donations (it would be mentioned in the description)
    • Scholarship activities/donations

    Note: There are ATMs available on campus


    • Note-taking supplies/stationery/envelopes/stamps
    • Lawn/camp chairs
    • Scooters/helmets – Penn West is scooter friendly.
    • Bikes/bike locks/scooters/helmets (MANDATORY FOR EVERYONE!) Lock it up! Best not to tempt fate
    • Frisbees/basketball/softball & glove/tennis balls and racquets/other sports equipment
    • Sewing/knitting/crafts, games/puzzles/kids’ toys
    • Musical instruments/music for small ensembles
    • Reading material
    • Lightweight bag or daypack/backpack to carry water bottle, book, etc.
    • Drums for afternoon/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, air mattress, pillow and/or sleeping bags for children sleeping on the floor
    • Don’t forget the special stuffy/jams/special blankie!