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Nysc checklist: What to take to camp

Getting ready to go to camp? Use this as your packing checklist…….

Congratulations! You have just been posted to your ‘preferred’ state, now you need to start packing and prepare for the next 3 weeks of camp. Be sure to take the following with you or be ready to get them in camp. Almost everything you need will be available in ‘mami market’ 

1. Documents

  • Call up Letter (Original + 15 copies) – Yes! up to or more than 15 copies, you will be required to submit this for almost everything you register for in camp
  • NYSC Green Slip/Card (Original + 15 copies)
  • School Identity Card (Original + 15 copies)
  • Statement of Results (Original + 15 copies)
  • Passport Photographs (20 Copies)
  • International Passport (Original + 10 Copies; For International Students)
  • Clear Bag (1)
  • Certificate/Licenses (Original + 15 copies for Medical Doctors, Pharmacists)

2. Stationery

  • ​Paper
  • Pen 
  • Perforator/Hole Punch & Paper Clips – those green ones
  • Permanent Marker​ – P.S. write your name or initials on all your stuff, from your khaki to your bucket

3. Clothes​

  • Plain White Round-Necked T-shirts (3-6)
  • Plain White Sneakers/ Tennis Shoes
  • White Shorts (3-6)
  • White Socks
  • Plain/Regular Clothes – You will be allowed to wear your home clothes on Sunday mornings and on bonfire night 
  • Traditional Wear – for cultural day
  • Soccer boots/relevant sporting accessories – for sports competition incase you plan to represent your platoon 

4. Cash

Remember to have some petty cash for your daily needs, however there should be an Automated Teller Machine on site. You will need cash for mami market where you will probably spend most of your free time.

5. Daily Needs

  • Bath Soap and Sponge
  • Bed sheets, Blankets, Pillow Cases and a Pillow
  • Beverages (Cereals, Milo, Milk, etc.)
  • Body Cream
  • Bucket and Bowl
  • Face Towels
  • Mosquito Treated Nets
  • Sanitary Pads
  • Surge Protectors
  • Toilet Papers
  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • Waist Pouch

6. Optional First-Aid Items

  • Anti-Malaria Pills
  • Basic Drugs (Paracetamol)
  • Cotton Wool
  • Methylated Spirit
  • Anti-Purging Pills (Flagyl and Tetracycline)


To have the best camp experience; be open minded, ready to meet new and different people, respect the soldiers and camp staff, make friends, when you hear a whistle just start running, and when you hear the beagle stand at attention. Join a committee, volunteer for things and just enjoy the experience.

We wish you a safe journey and Goodluck!

Be sure to let us know how it goes, drop a comment below.