• 1 pair of sneakers/close toed shoes
  • 1 pair of nicer shoes for Shabbat
  • 3-4 pairs of socks
  • 3 pairs of underwear/undergarments
  • 2-3 shirts
  • 1-2 pair of pants
  • 1 sweater/sweatshirt
  • Pajamas
  • Nicer clothes for Friday Night
  • Outfit for Queer Prom

For Midwest & East Coast:

  • Winter Coat
  • Hat/Gloves/Scarf


  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste
  • Brush/Comb
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Soap
  • Sunscreen/Bug Spray

If you take daily medication, please bring those with you! We will not be distributing meds, so it is up to you to administer and take your medication.


  • Water bottle (required)
  • State-issued ID/passport (if traveling by Amtrak or Plane)
  • Phone & Phone ChargerĀ 
  • Books, Cards, & Board Games
  • Earplugs/Ear Defenders/ANC Headphones
    • If you are sensitive to loud noises, we recommend bringing earplugs, ear defenders or ANC Headphones as some programs may get loud
  • Tallit/Tefillin/Kippah (if you desire)
  • Jewelry & Makeup
    • If this is something you normally do and want to bring it, great! If you want to try it out, also great! We will have the opportunity to gather and do makeup before shabbat!

Things to Leave at Home:

  • Laptop/Tablet
  • Expensive Valuables

All linens will be provided by the retreat center, so no need to bring towels, sheets, or blankets, unless desired.