Packing for CMA

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Camden Military Academy believes that a young man performs best when he is comfortable in his surroundings. To that end, the Academy allows students to bring certain personal items to school. Personal items are a privilege and not a right and therefore a student may lose the privilege if he abuses it. Personal items a cadet may bring are as follows:

Civilian clothing to wear on campus only during free time. Please limit your son to two pairs of trousers (jeans are fine), two pairs of shorts (no cut-offs), one jacket (windbreaker type), two shirts (one with collar), khaki pants and khaki shorts for travel uniform, and one bathing suit.

Television – a small TV; under 19” flat screen preferred. Only one TV is allowed per room

Video games – one video game system and two games with all items clearly and permanently marked with cadet name and laundry number.

Small stereo/CD player and no more than 12 CD’s at any one time (any inappropriate CD/tape may be confiscated).

Portable CD player, Walkman, MP3, or Ipod

Sleeping bag or “egg crate”

Small fan

One wall hanging – poster or bulletin board

Sports equipment related to any sport offered at CMA

Skateboards and roller blades with pads and helmets

In addition, bring course specific items for these courses:
Chemistry, Physics, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus – Scientific Calculator
Geometry – Compass and Protractor
Calculus and AP Calculus – Scientific Calculator


Camden Military Academy suggests the following for a packing list:

  • 12 wire coat hangers
  • 2 laundry bags*
  • Hairbrush and comb
  • Toothbrush
  • 1 pillow
  • 1 extra blanket
  • 3 white pillow cases
  • 4 flat white sheets(twin size)
  • 1 pair of shower shoes
  • 8 pairs of black socks*
  • 2 pairs of pajamas
  • 2 laundry marking pen (1 black, 1 silver)
  • 1 extension cord
  • 1 pair of casual shoes (tennis shoes)
  • Sports shoes as needed
  • 6 wash cloths (solid white)
  • 6 towels (solid white)
  • Brass cleaner
  • Soap and toilet articles
  • Shoe Brush
  • Bible
  • Dictionary
  • Footlocker (no larger than 31 1/2 x 17 x 15 1/4)*
  • Study lamp with bulb
  • 8 pairs of underwear-boxers or briefs
  • 1 white dress shirt - no button down collar, long or short sleeves
  • 1 pair of khaki pants
  • 1 pair of khaki shorts
  • 8 white crew neck t-shirts*
  • 1 bathrobe
  • 6 pairs of white athletic socks*
  • 1 surge protector/power strip
  • School supplies*: notebook paper, pens, pencils, and composition books (one per class),
  • 2 packs of index cards
  • 1 electric or safety razor (if needed)
  • 1 combination lock*
  • Bookbag

Students signing up for the rafting trip will need water shoes.
*Indicates items available through the School Supply Room (Quartermaster)