Basics Items NYSC Corps Members Must Take To Orientation Camp

The National Youth Service Corp orientation camp is a three (3) week compulsory programme for youth corpers.

All new NYSC corp members must stay at the Army barrack for twenty-one (21) days to learn military drills and other skills.

This period is the best time and experience for youth corpers. But also stressful for the military exercises at the camps. You would pass through the Army recruit training just fine.

There is no need to panic because you will be fine at your NYSC camp.

To enjoy your stay for the NYSC orientation, you must go with the necessary documents and personal belongings to camp.

You must know all the necessary information about what to take to the NYSC camp and camping checklist.

In this post, you will know the necessary documents and personal items NYSC corp members must take to the orientation camp.

Also, this post contains the list of things not allowed at the NYSC orientation camp.

Let me know in the comment if you have any questions or need further assistance. I will love to hear from you.

Good luck as you prepare to serve the country through the NYSC programme.

Aim of the NYSC Orientation Program

The objective of the NYSC orientation program is to train and prepare all corpers mobilized for national service.

  • You will learn the following during your stay at your State NYSC orientation camp;
  • The understanding and objective of the National Youth Service Corps programme
  • Acquire knowledge of the political, cultural, social and economic profile for the State of your NYSC posting.
  • Learn leadership and social skills to survive in the real world.
  • Preparation of NYSC corp members for their primary assignment
  • Physical and mental training

NYSC Camp Daily Activities

The following are the daily activities at the NYSC orientation camp;

  • Drills
  • Physical training
  • Skill acquisition training programme
  • Lectures
  • Health awareness
  • Social activities
  • Miss NYSC and Mr Macho
  • Platoon competitions like football, basketball, volleyball, table tennis, etc
  • Cooking
  • Sanitation

NYSC Camp Documents

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Ensure that you do not laminate your NYSC documents. Also, you need to make five (5) copies of each of your required documents at the orientation camp.

The following are the documents to take to the NYSC orientation camp;

  1. NYSC Call Up Letter
  2. Passport Photograph
  3. Final Year Student Identity Card
  4. Notification/Statement of Result from School
  5. Professional Certificates/Licences
  6. Registration Documents
  7. Water Resistant File

NYSC Call Up Letter

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The NYSC call up letter is an official document of acceptance of corp members into the youth service programme. It is the official documents that certify you as an NYSC corp member.

NYSC call up letter is the first document you would submit at your orientation camp.

Print out two original copies of your call up letter. Then make five (5) photocopies of your call up letter.

Check here to see how to print your NYSC call up letter.

Let me know in the comment if you have any challenges with your call up letter.

Passport Photograph

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Your passport photograph is necessary for your document submission at the NYSC orientation camp.

NYSC passport photographs for be on a red background.

It is advisable to have more than twenty (20) passport photographs at the orientation camp.

Taking your passport photo at home before going to camp is the best option to save costs.

Never forget to attach your passport to your document following the registration instruction at your camp.

Notification/Statement of Result from School

University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Notification or statement of result from your school is necessary for clearance at the NYSC orientation camp. You will not be allowed into camp if you fail to present your undergraduate statement of result.

A statement of result from your school is a document certifying that you are a graduate of the institution that has met all the school academic requirements.

Ensure that your statement of result carries your school’s official stamp.

Final Year Student Identity Card

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Submission of your final year student identity card is not compulsory if you have your statement of result. But necessary for those who do not have their result notification.

You can go to the NYSC camp with your school ID card just in case you need to submit it for verification.

Professional Certificates/Licences

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Submission of professional certificates or licences at the orientation camp is for graduates of professional courses.

Graduates of the following courses must submit their license at the NYSC orientation camp;

You must submit your professional license to practice your profession at a medical facility during your one (1) year NYSC programme.

Graduates of other courses do not need to submit a license at camp.

Registration Documents

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Submission of registration documents is for foreign-trained graduates.

This set of students goes to Abuja for their NYSC registration and verification.

Foreign-trained graduates must go camping with their registration documents.

Water Resistant File

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Safekeeping of your documents is necessary during your stay at the NYSC orientation camp.

Get a water-resistant file holder to keep all your documents safe.

NYSC Camp Clothing

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Here is the list of the NYSC kits for orientation camp;

  • White Shorts
  • Round-necked White T-shirts
  • Plain White Sneakers/Tennis Shoes
  • Underwear
  • White Socks
  • Towels
  • Perfume and Body Spray
  • Crocs or Flip Flops (Rubber Slippers)
  • Waist Pouch
  • Sunglasses
  • Bed Sheets, Pillow Cases and Pillow
  • Handkerchiefs
  • Shoe Polish and Brush
  • Hair Cream and Hair Products
  • Comb

Toiletries Products

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  • Bucket and Bailer
  • Body Cream
  • Disinfectant
  • Bar of Soap
  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  • Toilet Paper
  • Detergent
  • Shower Cap

Medical Supplies

  • Basic Drugs
  • Sanitary Pads & Tampons
  • Mosquito Treated Net
  • Face Towel
  • Protection

NYSC Food Items

Nigeria food
  • Garri
  • Beverages
  • Plate
  • Cup
  • Spoon & Fork
  • Cereal
  • Biscuit
  • Sardine
  • Juice
  • Soft Drinks
  • Custard
  • Quacker Oats
  • Candy and Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Malt Drinks

Electronic Gadgets

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  • Smartphone
  • Power Bank
  • Digital Camera
  • Phone Charger
  • Electric Extension Socket
  • Rechargeable Lamps & Torch


  • Padlock
  • Stationery
  • Books
  • Money

Things not Allowed in NYSC Camp

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There are many things you would not need for your three (3) camping at the NYSC camp.

Not that you will have plenty of time after orientation to prepare for your place of primary assignment.

During this free period, you can go back home to get the basic amenities you would need for your NYSC.

Here is the list of things and items not allowed at the NYSC orientation camp;

  • Designer clothes
  • Shoes
  • Bulky luggage
  • Laptop
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Electric cooker
  • Microwave
  • Television
  • Cotton
  • Furniture pieces
  • Dishwasher
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Washing machine
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Printer


How long does it take to get NYSC Call Up letter?

You will get your Call Up letter a month after your registration on the NYSC online registration portal. The Call-Up letter is released a few weeks before the resumption of the orientation camp.

What is the age limit for NYSC service?

The age limit for NYSC service mobilization is thirty (30) years as of when your school senate approves your result.

Can I change the date of birth on my NYSC certificate?

No, you cannot change the date of birth on your NYSC discharge certificate

How do you know where NYSC will post you?

You will know where NYSC posts you on your Call Up letter. The place for your primary assignment will be out after you pass out at the orientation camp.

How long does it take to change DOB on the NYSC portal?

It will take twenty-four (24) hours for your change of date of birth (DOB) to reflect on the NYSC online portal dashboard.

Is NYSC call up letter ready?

The NYSC call-up letter is ready on the NYSC login portal dashboard.

Can I reduce my age for NYSC?

Yes, you can reduce your age for NYSC by changing your date of birth on the JAMB portal through JAMB regularization.

Is NYSC green card the same as call up letter?

NYSC call up letter is different from a green card. An NYSC green card is an online printout form that contains the personal details of prospective corpers. Call up letter is a document containing details of your invitation and admission into the NYSC program.

Can I change my date of birth after NYSC?

No, you cannot change your date of birth after NYSC.

Why is my NYSC Green Card not showing?

You are yet to make the necessary payments.

How do I change my NYSC registration?

Login to your NYSC portal to make changes to your registration.

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