PREPARING FOR CAMP
- Be sure your child has a good breakfast to start the day
- Please sunscreen your child every morning (we reapply midday)
- Your child should wear clothing that is appropriate for getting dirty!
- Please label all of your child’s belongings. We can not return lost items with no labels.
- Please be sure they have a comfortable day pack they can carry. Campers will hike carrying their own gear.
- Please ensure your child has a 2-ply, mask that is comfortable to wear.
- If you child is feeling unwell, please keep them at home.
Remember “mountain weather” can change very quickly. A sunny warm day in town will be much cooler up in the mountains and can easily change to cold and rainy in minutes. (Downloadable Equipment Lists below)
- Labelled booster or car seat, if your child is rding in our Adventure Van – many look alike (If you have an extra you may leave it in the vehicle for the week.)
- Two-layered cloth mask (no buffs or bandanas, please)
- Comfortable, broken-in hiking boots or running shoes, and sandals (for wet locations)
- Labelled Sunscreen and lip protection
- Sun hat (A full sunhat is recommended. Baseball hats leave little ears exposed and are not the best sun protection.)
- Healthy sack lunch and two snacks
- Filled, non-leaking water bottle, at least 20 oz.
- Lightweight rain jacket
- Fleece jacket – this may be packed with extra clothes during very hot weather
- A spare pair of clean, dry socks (carried in backpack)
Please pack a fleece jacket, shirt, pants (or shorts), underwear and socks in a separate ziploc (or other) bag labeled with your child’s name and bring it on the first day of camp. Extra clothes will be kept in our Adventure Van for the duration of their enrollment in case of rain or water-soaked clothing. If they can fit extra clothes in their pack, all the better! An additional pair of shoes or sandals is recommended should their feet get wet and dirty. Please label all of your child’s belongings and collect them at the end of your week of camp. We do our best to return lost items, however any items left at the end of camp will be donated.
TOYS, KNIVES AND ELECTRONICS, NO THANK YOU!
Nature provides all that we need for entertainment. Please have your child leave toys, knives and cell phones at home.
WILDERNESS TOOLS, YES PLEASE!
Children may bring a compass, flashlight, signal mirror, bandana, or binoculars. These are especially encouraged during Wilderness Skills or Amazing Animals themes (binoculars).