55 Things NYSC Members Should Take To The Orientation Camp

What and what should you take to Camp? Do you really need most of the things you've packed into your big leather box already? Here's a checklist of what we think an 'Otondoh' like you is like to need...


Camp Items

1 Documents and Photocopies

2 Call-up letter

3 Statement of Result/transcript

4 First degree certificates

5 School ID card

6 Passport photographs

Comments

You won't be allowed into camp premises without any of them. Go there with about 10 passports & 5 document photocopies each


Toiletries

Essentials

7 Toothbrush & Toothpaste

8 Bath soap & Sponge

9 Detergent & Bar Soap

10 Toilet Paper

11 Towel


Others

12 Sanitary Pads & Tampons

13 Shower Caps

14 Bleach

15 Disinfectants

16 Buckets & Bailer

17 Body Cream & Lotion

It is ok to buy buckets and non-essentials at the camp.


Clothing Items

18 White T-shirts

19 White Shorts

20 Whites tennis shoes

21 White socks

22 Underwear

23 Bedsheets

24 Perfumes/ body spray

25 Rubber slippers/flip flops

26 Combs and hair needs

27 Makeup & accessories

* You will be provided with 2 pairs of white T-shirts and shorts in camp but you can take up to 2 pairs along.

* Colored panties will be too conspicuous under the white tops and bottoms.

* You can take 2 - 3 sets of casual wears/mufti for Sunday and campfire night.

* 1 pair of shoes and socks is okay. It is good to have a white rubber shoe that is easy to clean (sold at camp also)


Other Recommended Items

28 Torch lights

29 Mosquito nets/mosquito repellant

30 Food flasks, cups, drinking flasks & cutlery

31 Cloth hangers

32 Wristwatch

33 Padlocks and keys

34 Waist pouch

35 Handkerchiefs/face towels/Kleenex

36 Pegs/clips

37 Get a cheap watch. Every one uses a waist purse. Its your camp bestie. Most of these items can be easily bought in the camp so don't worry. If you cant get them before travelling.


Optional First Aid Items

38 Methylated spirits/ rubbing alcohol

39 Band-aids/plasters

40 Robb

41 Bandages

42 Cotton wool

43 Anti-purging pills (Flagyl, tetracycline, etc.)

44 Anti-malaria pills

45 Inhaler (for those who are asthmatic)

These aren't necessary except you have something to treat or known allergies


Miscellaneous

46 Camera & batteries

47 Writing pads and stationary

48 Novels/Books

49 Pillow

50 Games

51 Mp3/ iPod

52 Eye pads for sleeping & earplugs

53 Surge protectors / extensions

54 Glue sticks & stapler

If you have an internet-enabled camera phone, do take it along. Camp life can be very boring without one. You will like to take pictures and share with your friends. You only need to be very vigilant and protective of your things. If you feel you need a bulletproof vest or helmet, please carry it. You know what we mean, don't you?


55. MONEY, MONEY, AND MORE MONEY.

* Never, ever, ever run out of it. Bring as much as you can afford.

* Mirrors and forks are known to be contraband items in the camp

* Prices of items apart from fast consumer goods (Credit, Gala, Indomie, etc) are usually higher than those outside so it is advisable you buy the things you can before going into camp.

PACK AS LIGHT AS YOU CAN AND MAKE SURE YOUR BOX IS AS THEFT-PROOF AS POSSIBLE.

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