• 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)
  • Mattress pad or blanket to be placed under sheets for comfort
  • Bath towels & hand towels (included in linen package if ordered)
  • Bath mat
  • Hand soap/sanitizer for your own restroom
  • Alarm clock
  • Reading light/nightlight/clip-on light, etc.
  • Extension cord/power strip, charging cables
  • 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.
  • Trash can or a bag to use for trash
  • Antibacterial wipes/paper towels/facial tissue/toilet paper (some will be provided, but…)
  • All rooms are air conditioned, but a fan for white noise/air flow is nice for many
  • Laundry detergent, as it is free to do laundry at PennWest
  • Hangers


  • Travel coffee mug and/or refillable water bottle with name
  • Snacks or drinks for evenings and between meals
  • Bug spray if you plan to be outdoors in the evenings (youth vespers is always outdoors at night if it’s not raining)
  • Phone, speakers, tablet, chargers
  • Flashlight


  • 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/helmuts – Penn West is scooter friendly.
  • Bikes/bike locks/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!