XUK Excel Children's Kit List

Below is a list of items that we feel all campers should bring to camp.

Before Packing:

  • Ensure that your child can independently pack their luggage - they will need to do this when they depart
  • We recognise that dress and appearance are matters of personal choice and self-expression. Appropriate clothing and footwear should be chosen, taking into account comfort, health and safety, practicality and the expectations of the staff
  • Only pack clothes that you are happy to get messy and go through our laundry service (washing machine AND tumble dryer)
  • Label everything! We cannot stress this enough
  • Avoid packing valuable items that cannot be replaced if they are lost or stolen. XUK Camps will not take any responsibility
  • Read through our 'packing FAQs' blog

All Campers - Essential Items

All campers must bring...

Clothing & Shoes

  • Waterproof Coat
  • Water Bottle - ensure it does not leak
  • Underwear & Socks - bring plenty
  • Swimming Costume or Swim Shorts (see Ps and Ps)
  • Nightwear
  • Jumpers & Hoodies
  • T-Shirts
  • Jeans, Shorts, Leggings & Tracksuit Bottoms
  • Trainers
  • Old Clothes & Trainers - you must be happy to get these dirty
  • Disco Outfit - some campers like to get dressed up at our weekly disco!

Other Items

  • Rucksack - will be used on trip days to carry your lunch, water bottle, waterproof coat & money
  • Watch - time keeping is essential
  • Toiletries - hairbrush, soap, shampoo, conditioner shower gel, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste etc.
  • Laundry Bag
  • Swimming Towel
  • Bath Towel - microfiber towels are ideal to save space
  • Wallet or Purse
  • Money - we recommend £40 - £45 per week. This can be on a card or cash (only GBP)
  • Snack - to eat on transfer to camp
  • Prescription & essential medication (e.g. epi-pens, inhalers & antihistamines)
  • Insurance documents

Overseas Campers

  • Passport
  • Travel Adaptor
  • Copy of XUK confirmation - in hand luggage to avoid delays at Customs
  • Signed & dated permission letter from Parents/Guardians to travel alone to the UK - in hand luggage to avoid delays at Customs
  • Please check your airline/train if they have any specific requirements or forms for you to fill in to enable your child to travel to and from the UK - especially if they are travelling on their own e.g. Unaccompanied Minors forms
  • Unaccompanied Minors should bring with them the details of the person collecting them from the airport when they return home. This should include their name, date of birth, full address and passport/ID number


For the elective, it is essential that you have:

  • Long Sleeved Tops*
  • Long Sleeved Trousers*
  • Shorts (not denim)* - sports/board shorts are ideal
  • T-Shirts*
  • Fleeces & Jumpers*
  • Waterproof Coat*
  • Trainers* or Water Shoes
  • Named Water Bottle
  • Swimming Costume or Swim Shorts
  • Towel - a microfiber towel is ideal
  • Bag for wet and dirty clothes

*Clothing and shoes will get wet and dirty due to the nature of the activities.


For the elective, it is essential that you have:

  • Trainers
  • Sports Shorts
  • T-Shirts
  • Tracksuit Bottoms
  • Jumpers
  • Waterproof Coat
  • Named Water Bottle
  • Swimming Costume or Swim Shorts
  • Towel - a microfiber towel is ideal


For the elective, it is essential that you have:

  • Comfortable clean Clothes - All clothes must be clean before entering food preparation areas.
  • Closed shoes (slippers / open sandals will not be allowed)
  • Named Water Bottle

Suggested Items

Campers might like to bring...

  • Torch & Spare Batteries
  • Lightweight Jacket - it can get chilly in the evenings
  • Wellington Boots or Walking Boots - useful when it rains or on the weekly hike
  • Hat
  • Dressing Gown
  • Book
  • Games - useful during free time e.g. card games

Do Not Bring:

X Banned Items (see Rules and Terms & Conditions)
X Valuable Items
X Nut Products
X Non prescription/over the counter medication (e.g. paracetamol, throat lozenges, plasters etc.). These are available through our Health Team

Lost Property

It is vital that all belongings are clearly labelled. If an item of clothing or belonging is too valuable to lose, do not bring it!

If your child does misplace something whilst at camp, you must get in touch as soon as possible. Any unclaimed items will be donated to charity on 1st September.