PREPARING FOR CAMP
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 – many look alike (If you have an extra you may leave it in the vehicle for the week.)
- Comfortable, broken-in hiking boots or running shoes, and sandals (for wet locations)
- Labelled Sunscreen and lip protection
- Sun hat (Baseball hats leave little ears exposed and are not the best sun protection. A full sunhat is recommended.)
- 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).