You can help meet the needs of girls living at Camp Duncan. You can view items by categories below or download the complete needs list. If you have questions, please contact Camp Duncan.

Frequently Needed Items

Clothing Items

  • Athletic Shoes (sizes 4-10)
  • Boots - Sturdy hiking boots sizes 4-10
  • Water Shoes – Closed Toed (sizes 4-10)
  • Gloves - Work gloves and winter gloves (girls and women)
  • Hooded Sweatshirts (girls and women)
  • Insulated Winter Coats (zip up, not pull over, girls and women sizes)
  • Jeans - girls and women’s sizes
  • Long Sleeve T-shirts (girls and women’s sizes)
  • Shorts with belt loops (girls and women’s sizes)
  • Shorts, cargo type, girls and women’s sizes XS-XL
  • Socks (Crew)
  • Swimming suits – One piece or Tankinis (girls and women’s sizes S, M, L, XL)
  • Underwear (women’s sizes)
  • Sports Bras
  • Belts
  • Brimmed Hats – For sun protection while paddling

Campsite Needs

  • Ace Bandages (2"-3")
  • Anti-Fungal Spray
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Batteries (AAA)
  • Bleach
  • Dish Towels
  • Greeting Cards
  • Hydrocortisone Cream
  • Insect Repellent
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Large Heavy Duty Garbage Bags
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Light Bulbs (Energy Efficient Fluorescent)
  • Napkins
  • Paper Towels
  • Pillows (not feather)
  • Pine Sol
  • Plastic Storage Containers (Large)
  • Shampoo
  • Storage Containers (Large Plastic for holding clothes)
  • Vitamin C
  • Warehouse/Maid Brooms
  • Cot Size Bed Sheets – Flat and Fitted
  • Wool blankets for campers' beds (approx. 90" x 66")
  • Zip Loc Bags (quart, gallon, sandwich)
  • Can Openers (heavy-duty, non-rusting)
  • Tea Pot Kettle for over open fire

Personal Care Items

  • Chap Stick
  • Dental Floss
  • Deodorant
  • Soap dish (plastic box)
  • Bug Spray
  • Hair Accessories, hair ties, hair bands, bobby pens, barrettes
  • Hand Soap
  • Hygiene products such as plastic applicator tampon all sizes
  • Mouth Wash
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Hair "grease"/do-rags
  • Tooth paste, large tubes
  • Tooth-brush with cover

School Supplies

  • 3-Rind Binders (2-inch, hardback)
  • Stoarge Clipboards (Plastic, 1 inch, no calculator please)
  • Art Supplies
  • Book bags (Backpacks)
  • Carving tools (We use Flex cut and can usually get a factory discount)
  • Carving gloves (small, medium and large)
  • Colored Markers
  • Colored Pencils
  • Construction paper 32 X 36
  • Disposable Cameras (Waterproof are great for trips)
  • Dremel grinding tools with attachments
  • Art gum erasers
  • Hole puncher, 3 Ring and single
  • Glue guns with glue sticks,
  • Glue sticks and Dots, two sided tape for crafts and mounting in scrapbooks
  • Graph paper
  • Journals with colorful pens
  • Index cards (colored, unruled, 5X8, 3X5, assorted sizes)
  • Blank Greeting Cards
  • Lined notebook paper (The girls love colored paper, college rule)
  • Pencils (preferable mechanic)
  • Pens
  • Poster Board
  • Sharpies
  • Sketch/Art Pads
  • Stationary
  • Transfer paper (for tracing)
  • Book of stamps (Forever and postcards)
  • Reusable Stencils
  • Writing pads for letter writing
  • Roll of white paper/ butcher paper
  • Wood Burners
  • Colored envelopes
  • Prepaid postcards


  • 3/4" Auger drill bits 18" long
  • Brace and Bits: 3/4"
  • Small axes/hatchets (Estwing Campers Axe)
  • Bow Saw Blades 30" inch
  • Brace and Bits Hand drill
  • Paint brushes
  • Rakes, Leaf and metal prong
  • Wood Rasps
  • Sand paper all sizes
  • Screwdrivers Phillips and flat head
  • Sharpening Stone
  • Shovels
  • Splitting Mauls
  • Stanley wood chisels - 2" with steel knob in the end
  • Steel Wool
  • Polyurethane finish
  • Metal mesh Utility cart
  • Mantels for Coleman Lantern
  • Unscented Kitchen trash bags
  • Work Gloves preferably leather with velco strap

Trading Post Needs

  • Carving tools
  • Day packs or book bags
  • Disposable Cameras (Waterproof are great for trips)
  • Fishing lures (Bass lures - top water, shallow and medium running)
  • Multi-tools (Gerber or Leatherman)
  • Pocket knives (Case/Buck/Old Timer/3 Blade Pocket Knives) (No blades longer than 3 1/2")
  • Postage stamps (books)
  • Wood burners for crafts

Miscellaneous Needs

  • Gift Cards: Wal-Mart, Lowes, Food Lion, Piggly Wiggly
  • Bibles for the Girls
  • Batteries (AAA, AA, 9 volt, C, all sizes)
  • Pillow cases
  • Cabela’s or Bass Pro.
  • Fishing lures (Bass lures - top water, shallow and medium running)
  • Admissions/Tickets to Museums and events.
  • Metal folding Chairs
  • Manual ice cream churns
  • Subscription to Our State Magazine, The News and Observer or Fayetteville
  • Newspaper, Ranger Rick, BRIO from Focus on the Family, WORLD News Teen and
  • Worldkids ( 800-951-6397)
  • Outdoor rocking chairs
  • Storage Containers (34 Gallons Large Plastic totes for holding clothes)

Other suggestions/Trip Gear

  • Nalgene Water Bottles (32 oz. Wide mouth, BPA Free)
  • Tarps (4) 20X20 and (4) 16X20
  • A-Tubs (heavy duty galvanized steel)
  • Nylon Rope 3/8 inch
  • Life jackets-10
  • Paddles- 30 assorted lengths
  • Tea Pot Kettle for over open fire
  • Trip food such as jerky, trail mix, dehydrated foods, dried fruit
  • Floating Dry bags
  • Money to pay admission fees at camp sites

Our Dream List

  • Band Saw
  • National Geographic Topo Software (Southeastern Regions, Appalachians, Mid-Atlantic)
  • UTV
  • Wooden Gazebo


(Non-Romantic Please! Paperback!)

  • Children and young adults reading books, preferably classics
  • Audubon Identification Books (Newest possible)
  • Full Set of Appalachian Trail Books
  • Canoe River Guide Books / Paddle Guides for NC, SC, GA, FL
  • Wood Carving Books (with patterns and how to)
  • Beginners Music books
  • Survival Sherpa
  • How To books
  • Eyewitness Science series

Chuck Wagon

  • Can Openers (heavy-duty, non-rusting)
  • Dish Towels
  • Dishwashing Liquid
  • Garbage Bags (Large Heavy Duty and kitchen size)
  • Napkins
  • Paper Towels
  • Heavy duty pot holders
  • Hot mats/trivets
  • Ziploc Bags (sandwich, quart, gallon, two gallons)


  • Bleach
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Dryer sheets
  • Spray stain remover

Capital Needs

  • Warehouse that may include Trading post, Arts and crafts (including wood working tools, Laundry room, Maintenance office, Storage)
  • Food warehouse, Emergency shelter
  • Chuck wagon
  • Gravel for roads all over camp
  • Supervisor housing: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths
  • Assistant Director’s House (Large home)
  • Additional chief housing
  • Car port or a pull through parking for 15 passenger vans

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Landscaping (Help to repair sprinkler system)
  • Household chores, vacuuming, cleaning bathrooms, dusting, etc.
  • Seasonal decorating
  • Teaching a skill or craft
  • Helping with Laundry
  • Helping in kitchen especially during events
  • Work as a chief and /or pray for our chiefs.


Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm

P.O Box 1462, Aberdeen, NC 28315

P: 910.944.3077

F: 910.944.3807

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Camp Duncan is a residential wilderness camp designed to provide girls and their families an opportunity to work out problems through a highly-structured outdoor program and accredited, non-public school.

Camp Duncan is a ministry of Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina.

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