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Preparing for Camp

Stanford Sierra Camp sits at an elevation of 6,377 feet on the shore of sparkling Fallen Leaf Lake near Desolation Wilderness in the Lake Tahoe basin. With 20 acres of lakefront vistas, native wildlife, forests and wildflowers galore, it offers a refreshing change of pace. Brisk fresh air, glistening cobalt-blue water, the pungent smell of pines and a twinkling night sky frame the picture for one exceptional, memorable experience for the whole family.

Suggested Packing Checklist

Clothing/personal accessories Sports/recreational gear Other Camp essentials
Sunglasses/sunscreen hiking boots roll of quarters for laundry
Tennis shoes day pack laundry detergent
casual clothes for "roughing it" rain gear table/floor fan
sweater and jacket mountain bike flashlight
checkbook road bike camera
bathing suit bike helmet/gloves/repair kit alarm clock
dress-up disco gear binoculars first-aid kit, including band-aids and moleskin
toiletries tennis racquet mosquito repellent, avoiding products with DEET
allergy medications/prescriptions fishing gear/bait/license tight-sealing containers or coolers for food
Tylenol/aspirin/OTC pain relievers beach towels
beach blanket
beach chairs
water bottle
Suave/Teen Essentials
  • Backpack (large enough to carry all overnight supplies, sleeping bag, and some food for the group, usually one that's larger than the average school-day backpack)
  • Hiking boots or sturdy athletic shoes and sturdy (hiking/athletic) socks
  • Sleeping bag (a 30F bag is usually fine)
  • Sleeping pad
  • Warm layers of clothing (fleece jacket and jeans are usually fine)
  • Water bottle, at least 1 liter (can be purchased at Camp)
  • Other necessities: medications, first aid, hiking clothes (shorts and shirt), swimsuit, towel


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Sierra Camp FAQs

Be sure to check out the Fountain (camp store)

Wine, soda, trail bars, candy, ice cream, milkshakes, shampoo, toothbrushes and more are available. We sell travel sizes of ibuprofen, blister remedies, and a few other first-aid supplies. Please bring other necessary over-the-counter medications with you.

More pre-planning help

Contact Us

Carrie Webb, Reservations Manager
(530) 541-1244 (ext. 102)