Cooperstown Dreams Park Player Packing Checklist

Headed to Cooperstown this summer? You’ve already spent a fortune to get there so here’s the Cooperstown Dreams Park player packing checklist on a budget.

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Guys!  If you are reading this, then you are going to Cooperstown Dreams Park!  You are going to LOVE it and have so much fun and it was a great experience! I was seeing all kinds of packing checklists so I decided to keep track of what I bought and make a list for what we actually needed.

 I thought some of the lists were crazy of all the things they tell you to bring.  Here’s my Cooperstown Dreams Park player packing checklist for the items my baseball player actually used!

Headed to Cooperstown this summer? You've already spent a fortune to get there so here's the Cooperstown Dreams Park player packing checklist on a budget.

Cooperstown Dreams Park Tips

As soon as we pulled in the line to get into the barracks, the players started pin trading. It was so fun for them and my husband and I loved looking at all the license plates from all over the country.

You will spend lots of time at the park and the consession stands are great for food and the prices are reasonable.

This trip was the best and you will LOVE it!  Cooperstown is a great little town with fun restaurants and shops.

This is my son hitting his home run at Cooperstown and literally the only video I took!  It was a miracle.  We had kids hitting home runs right and left and each one is so awesome!  The sound should be pretty low so you shouldn’t hear all the screaming!

Cooperstown Dreams Park Packing List

First, I want to tell you that you need to remember these are 12 year old boys.  This isn’t what YOU would use on a trip.  So many people over packed.

I’ll tell you what…they don’t need much.  The boys were in their uniform most the time and playing baseball.  My son only wore one outfit of regular clothes so make sure you don’t over pack.

The Cooperstown Dreams Park barracks are pretty plain and only have the bunks and lockers at the foot of the beds.


 The link to see exactly what I bought.


  • Locks for the foot locker that holds their stuff. You need two and this is a 2-pack.
  • Gold Bond Spray–  My son never had a problem with this and didn’t think I needed it.  Believe me when I say every single kid on the team needed this!

Dollar Tree  

Most are toiletry items, but I don’t even think they really took showers, just got in to cool off.  I’m pretty sure none of this was even used.

  • Body and Hair Wash combo
  • toothpaste
  • toothbrush
  • deodorant
  • 2 pack of wash cloths
  • Mesh laundry bag
  • Glow sticks, water guns, and silly string for fun


  • Water- Each player brought 2 cases.
  • Towels X 2 ($1.97 for 1)
  • Twin Sheets  (They have a set for $4.97)
  • Flip Flops for shower ($.98)
  • Wiffle ball set-  They played a lot.

Stuff we had that we took.

  • Box Fan
  • Extension cord
  • power strip
  • Drawstring bag with trading pins
  • Pillow

Things I bought there.  

My husband jumped out of the van while we were waiting in line to get into the barracks and picked up these items up at the gift shop. The photo center, where you will spend lots of time looking at your photos is here also.

  • towel for Cooperstown Dreams Park pins- $7.99
  • tournament t-shirt- $12.99

***Send extra money for the arcade and snack bar.***

family at cooperstown dreams park
Here we are at Little Majors Stadium.

We happened to be there the hottest week in years.  It was over 95 almost every. single. day!   My son said the fans didn’t really help, but I’m leaving them on because any normal week it probably gets the air circulating and works much better.  The team only stayed in the bunks 4 nights it was so hot.

We were traveling through New England after the tournament so he threw away the towels, washcloths, and little fan.  We left the box fan.

This is my favorite picture from the entire trip, my son looking at his homerun ball!

boy in baseball uniform looking at baseball that in his hand

Hope you have fun at Cooperstown Dreams Park!  You are going to love this tournament.  Please comment if you have any questions!

Oh- I almost forgot!  I LOVE these tanks for mom!!  Just click on the photo to order it!

I have to put this in because Cooperstown was so awesome!!  This flowy tank is so cute!!

jeans, tank and shoes laying on wooden planks
Headed to Cooperstown this summer? You've already spent a fortune to get there so here's the Cooperstown Dreams Park player packing checklist on a budget.
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7 Responses

  1. Anny says:

    They have ac in the bunks?

    • Holly says:

      No! The weather should be nice and won’t need it. The day we left, I was wearing a sweater. It just happened to be the hottest in 5 years when we were there.

  2. Lauren says:

    Were the tank tops true to size? What size did you order from the picture it looks like we would wear a similar size.

  3. laura lindemann says:

    Thank you for the tips!!!!
    going next week

  4. Lois Crawford says:

    I loved this post!!! Thanks!

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