Equipment List

Clothing and Personal Gear List

Essential Items:

  • 1 pair durable lightweight hiking boots for hiking & in camp - ensure to break them in prior to the trip
  • 1 pair of closed-toe water shoes with a heel strap (i.e., Keens for canoeing)
  • 3 pair wool/synthetic socks
  • 1 set of long underwear top & bottom (wool or synthetic material, no cotton)
  • 1 wool/fleece or non-cotton sweater 
  • 1 to 2 synthetic, non-cotton t-shirts 
  • 1 to 2 synthetic non-cotton long sleeve shirts 
  • 1 wind shell layer (lightweight)
  • 1 set of rain gear (top & bottom - durable waterproof material)
  • 1 to 2 pair lightweight synthetic hiking pants (no jeans or sweatpants)
  • 1 to 2 pair of lightweight, fast-drying shorts (no cotton)
  • 1 swimsuit
  • 1 warm hat (wool or fleece; yes, it can get cold)
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool/fleece gloves
  • 1 brimmed sun hat or baseball cap
  • 1 sleeping bag w/compression sack (not bulky; rated to 30°F recommended)
  • 1 sleeping pad – ensolite or Thermarest (not bulky)
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellant
  • Lip balm w/ SPF
  • Toiletry kit (travel size - toothpaste, toothbrush, prescription meds, hand sanitizer, feminine hygiene products)
  • Cup, bowl and spoon (small, lightweight & durable)
  • 2 one liter wide-mouth water bottles (i.e. Nalgene)
  • 1 headlamp with extra batteries
  • 1 whistle
  • 2 bandanas (useful for many things in the outdoors)
  • 2 large garbage size trash bags
  • 1 small daypack – with shoulder straps & waist belt (like the backpack you use to carry books)
  • Pen, pencil, small notebook, journal, etc.

Additional clothing & items for in camp:

  • Jacket, sweater, hat, shirts, shorts, socks, undies & pants (jeans are okay in camp)
  • Pack or duffle bag (a large dry bag will be provided for the canoe trip)
  • Personal hygiene for after course - towel, shampoo, soap, etc. (travel size)
  • Sheets & pillowcase for use in your bunk in camp (mattresses & pillows are nylon covered) or use your sleeping bag

Optional:

  • Small pack towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Head net for bugs
  • Small Camera

Note:  No alcohol, drugs, cell phones, iPods, etc. and no open-toed shoes.  Questions?  Please ask!

Equipment List