Things To Bring To Camp EDC

We’re ready for the Camp EDC Experience! Have you checked out all of the fun things to participate in? Recently, Insomniac unveiled some new major announcements for Camp EDC, releasing both the Thursday kick-off party and pool parties line-ups, with award-winning house music performer Dom Dolla starting off the weekend strong. Other artists performing exclusively for campers include Anabel EnglundDombreskyYotto and many more.  

Insomniac also announced the full activity schedule, all of which are exclusive only to campers. Highlights include rave aerobics, kinetic flow yoga, drag queen bingo, a guided painting class, as well as the Camp EDC Wellness Spa & Barber Shop, which will feature immersive beauty bars from Volta.

So on to the main event- what should you pack for Camp EDC? Let’s take a look!

Sneakers: There is a lot of dancing and walking at both EDC and Camp EDC, so be sure to pack some comfortable kicks. You are going to be on your feet a lot with the plethora of activities available at the Mesa, such as shuffling lessons, field games and rave aerobics, so it will be wise to have a pair or two of comfortable shoes, so leave the heels and heavy boots at home. Trust us on this one!

Flip-Flops: Gotta have those flip flops! Camp EDC offers heated showers on site for all attendees, with numerous facilities placed around the campgrounds. Since there will be a lot of bodies coming in and out of the showers, bring a pair of inexpensive flip-flops that you don’t mind getting wet.

Bandanas: The Motor Speedway is on the outskirts of Las Vegas, meaning you are in the middle of the desert. There is always a fair share of dirt in the air, especially when the strong winds start up in the evening. Pro tip – have a few bandanas on hand to avoid the infamous black boogers. That’s a thing, trust us there!

Coolers: The Camp EDC General Store sells everything you may have missed at home, including medicine, toiletries, clothing, and more. They also sell bags of ice, so bring a cooler to keep all your drinks and food cool under the blazing Vegas sun. Enjoy some delicious eats!

Not one, but TWO, tent locks: Each shiftpod has two doors so you will need a lock for each door. Locks are required in order to keep your belongings safe and secure while you’re under the electric sky. Personally, we use some that are TSA approved! 

Earplugs: Camp EDC is a party all day and all night, so if you’re wanting to grab some ZZZ’s, it’s best to bring earplugs or noise-canceling headphones so you can get a few hours of quality shut eye. Plus, you MUST wear them when you’re dancing! When you head into the festival though, be sure to bring a pair of high fidelity earplugs (also known as HiFi earplugs), which will lower the noise level around you without impacting the sound quality. Exposure to loud noise for long periods of time can permanently damage your hearing, so keep your ear drums safe! I’m not joking when I say that I’ve been personally raving since 2013 and I have hearing damage because I didn’t wear earplugs.

Sunscreen: Even though EDC takes place in the evening, festival goers will be out and about during the day at the Mesa, with yoga, roller disco, arts and crafts, pool parties, a ferris wheel, and more. And with the festival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, there is little to no shade. Remember to bring your sunscreen and reapply frequently. The sun will be relentless.

Electrolyte Drinks: A lot of heat means a lot of sweat, and when you sweat, you lose both water and electrolytes, potentially causing heat exhaustion if you’re in the sun for long periods of time. Not only is it important to drink water, but it is also crucial to drink beverages with electrolytes, such as Gatorade, Pedialyte or Liquid IV. I’m a personal fan of Liquid IV!

Deodorant: Sweat also means BO, so stay smelling fresh with deodorant, body spray or perfume. You, your friends and your neighbors will thank you later. Actually, bring ALL of the above. And then some.

Mirror: With a lot of festival goers at Camp EDC, mirror space can be hard to come by with everyone heading to the bathroom to fix their hair, apply make-up and body glitter, or stick on rave jewels. Keep a travel mirror handy in your shiftpod so you can get ready for the festival without the hustle and bustle of everyone getting ready around you in the bathrooms! You can look your finest!

Toilet Paper: A lot of attendees at Camp EDC also means that you may come across bathrooms without toilet paper. Have TP on hand so you don’t have to worry when going number one or two. I personally like to have some TP on the GO!

Flags: When you are walking around the campgrounds, it’s very easy to lose your tent in a sea of shiftpods and RVs, especially at night. Decorate your tent or RV with flags and other decorations so it can stand out from the others and make it easier for you to identify when searching for your homebase. It makes it unique and others can find you.

Bathing Suits: Camp EDC features four pools designed and produced by Insomniac, with pool parties happening Friday through Sunday featuring to-die-for line-ups, so cool off during the day before doors open for EDC at night. Remember to bring more than one bathing suit since there will be pool parties all weekend long! Pool parties are the best!

Kandi: Kandi, which are brightly colored beaded bracelets (usually made with pony beads), are a staple of the rave experience and meant to be traded amongst ravers. Peace Love Unity Respect (PLUR), the set of principles associated with rave culture, is all about community, and what better way to show PLUR than by trading kandi? Get to know your fellow campers and engage in a long-standing rave tradition. This is something that you need to take part in!