a sleeping bag, OR 1 or 2 blankets and 2 single bed sheets
2 towels and washcloths
soap, comb/brush, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.
several pairs of pants
one pair of shorts during warm weather
1 shirt per day and at least one sweater/fleece
warm coat, gloves and hat (evenings can get cool)
at least 1 pair of socks per day
1 pair of pajamas
underwear for each day
1 pair of sneakers
1 pair of old shoes for getting wet (closed-toed with strap on the back)
1 pair of comfortable sturdy shoes or boots for hiking. All shoes should be broken in – nothing brand new!
notebook and pencils (journal)
1 day pack/knapsack. Everyone will carry their own lunches on all day hikes. Everyone will also carry paper/pencils, extra socks, jacket, rain gear, water, etc. We prefer backpacks with padded straps (not rope).
2 canteens or water bottle with tight fitting lid, (a re-used water container works great). Please bring at least 25 oz. container.
quality rain gear is a must – raincoat or poncho!
stationery and stamps
slippers or flip-flops for use in dorm
WHAT NOT TO BRING
snacks, food, gum or candy (this attracts insects and other animals to buildings)
radios, hair dryers, curling irons or other electrical equipment