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55 Things NYSC Members Should Not Leave Home Without

What and what should you take to Camp? Do you really need most of the things you’ve packed into your big leather box already? Here’s a checklist of what we think you are likely need. See also: 10 Things You Should Do After Orientation Camp

Documents and Photocopies

  • NYSC Medical certificate
  • Call-up letter
  • Statement of Result/transcript
  • School ID card
  • Passport photographs
  • NYSC Green Card

You won’t be allowed into camp premises without any of them. Go there with about 10 passports & 5 document photocopies each. See also: 18 Camp Quick Guides For Every Prospective Corp Members (PCMs)

Toiletries & Essentials

  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  • Bath soap & Sponge
  • Detergent & Bar Soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towel


  • Sanitary Pads & Tampons
  • Shower Caps
  • Bleach
  • Disinfectants
  • Buckets & Bailer
  • Body Cream & Lotion

Its ok to buy buckets and non-essentials at the camp. See also: Official NYSC Orientation Camp Addresses – NYSC 2018 Batch C Stream I Must Read

Clothing Items

  • White T-shirts
  • White Shorts
  • Whites tennis shoes
  • White socks
  • Underwear
  • Bed sheets
  • Perfumes/ body spray
  • Rubber slippers/flip flops
  • Combs and hair needs
  • Makeup & accessories
  • You will be provided with 2 pairs of white T-shirts and shorts in camp but you can take up to 2 pairs along.
  • Colored panties will be too conspicuous under the white tops and bottoms.
  • You can take a 2 – 3 sets of casual wears/mufti for Sunday and camp fire night.
  • 1 pair of shoe and socks is okay. It is good to have a white rubber shoe that is easy to clean (sold at camp also). See also: First Day Experience At NYSC Orientation Camp – What To Expect

Other Recommended Items

  • Torch lights
  • Mosquito nets/mosquito repellant
  • Food flasks, cups, drinking flasks & cutlery
  • Cloth hangers
  • Wrist watch
  • Padlocks and keys
  • Waist pouch
  • Handkerchiefs/face towels/Kleenex
  • Pegs/clips

Get a cheap watch. Everyone uses a waist purse. It’s your camp bestie. Most of these items can be easily bought in the camp so don’t worry. If you can’t get them before traveling. See also: Some Didn’t Wear Pants: Shocking Experience In Delta NYSC Camp – Muslim Corpers

  • Optional First Aid Items
  • Methylated spirits/ rubbing alcohol
  • Band aids/plasters
  • Robb
  • Bandages
  • Cotton wool
  • Anti-purging pills (flagyl, tetracycline etc.)
  • Anti-malaria pills
  • Inhaler (for those who are asthmatic)

These aren’t necessary except you have something to treat or known allergies


  • Camera & batteries
  • Writing pads and stationary
  • Novels/Books
  • Pillow
  • Games
  • Mp3/ iPod
  • Eye pads for sleeping & ear plugs
  • Surge protectors / extensions
  • Glue sticks & stapler

If you have an internet-enabled camera phone, do take it along. Camp life can be very boring without one. You will like to take pictures and share with your friends. You only need to be very vigilant and protective of your things. If you feel you need a bulletproof vest or helmet, please carry it. You know what we mean, don’t you?


  • Never, ever, ever run out of it. Bring as much as you can afford.
  • Mirrors and forks are known to be contraband items in camp
  • Prices of items apart from fast consumer goods (Credit, Gala, Indomie etc) are usually higher than those outside so it is advisable you buy the things you can before going into camp.


If you have any questions you want to ask, use the comment box below.

About Lola Princess

I am Lola Princess and am from Earth. I am from somewhere in Osun State, raised in Lagos, based in Lagos. I love making friends and blogging. Am your NYSC Google Assistant and am always here.


  1. Hi lola,morning, pls is a very small mirror not allowed(so I can do my makeup) ,and can I take garri and Indomie along (is there any place to cook the Indomie self)
    Thank you

  2. Lola is my O’level results a requirement for the registration in camp

  3. Babe, please is it the information on ur green card that will be used to give u ur clothes and kits

  4. Hi Lola, i only choose Zanfara due to only state,is that the state i will be deploy

  5. Pls the Nysc medical certificate, is it only for does who plan to redeploy, and how do you get it?

  6. Please what exactly do the check at arrival at the camp, I mean the certificates both for single and married

  7. Hi Lola, Pls am I allowed to carry painted nails to the Camp?

  8. Hi Lola, please is there stream 11 for this batch?(A.’19)… My department just got my results approved at my school senate level yesterday, now I can’t find my name in the NYSC portal nor with the school senate list…and since I couldn’t register with NYSC(which is closing today), Does that mean I will wait until stream 11, and if there ain’t, batch B?(and when is batch B Lola)?

  9. Hi Lola, have done my reg over 5days now but my call up number have not been sent why? and the sent me a message some days back “Permit not yours. last warning” please what does it mean.

  10. Pls my name was spelled wrongly, will i correct it in the camp?

  11. I got an email showing my resipt for payment but no call up tho the message had ecall up letter on it can’t find anything like a place to be deployed on wat can I do but there is a code on it can r.r.r

  12. Hi Lola…must one arrive camp on the 27th? My school won’t be able to provide my I.D card until Tuesday and my journey to camp is quite long. Thank you.

  13. I was told if u are not call up u will b part of stream two is that so and am an international students

  14. please the documents we are to bring, i mean the call up letter nd others, is it everything that should be in color? or just the original one in color and the remaining photocopies in black and white?

  15. Pls do dey allow a woman who is just 6 weeks pregnant in camp

  16. I am getting a message u ave not been evaluated yet on my dashboard hope its nothing bad

  17. Hi Lola where can we get the medical certificate…I mean NY approved centres

  18. For batch b 2019, is it compulsory to get to camp exactly on 18th of June?

  19. Muhammad Aliyu.

    From Kano
    Institution Kaduna

    Edo, jigawa, Kwara and Osun state

  20. Are we to make colored photocopies of the required documents or black and white?

  21. Hi Lola, those documents that are to be photocopied will it be black and white while the original print out will be coloured?

  22. Hi Lola
    As a pregnant woman, I just want to register and come home same day, is it possible? So I can attend my DR’s appointment and be under close monitoring
    Note am also married

  23. Hi Lola…am an international student but not yet evaluated till now…what should I do

  24. hi Lola, is it possible as a PCM to carry many waist bags and sell it in camp.

  25. Hi lola, I’m a foriegn student but have not been evaluated. So no green card or call up letter yet. Please hope no problem

  26. Dear Lola , I’m yet to effect my husband’s name on my bank account because I just did change of name. Please which name should I fill in the NYSC account opening? And will I need medical fitness certificate since I’m not staying in camp because of my babies

  27. please dear Lola, is it okay to go with a pressing iron for future purposes ?

  28. Hello Lola, I have completed my nysc reg. in batch “B” stream 1, have printed my green card and call up letter, but I fall seriously sick and felt I can’t make it in camp in case I didn’t recover on time. Should I do another registration with batch B stream 2 ???
    And what will happen then ????? Thank you

  29. Good morning. I was mobilized to go to camp with Batch B, stream 1 but to due to unforeseen circumstances, it will not be possible. Is it possible to defer to stream 2? If yes, how do I go about it please? Thanks

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