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Packing List

Science Adventure School Packing List

The following equipment will be provided to you for your use during the duration of the camp.

  • Tents
  • Cots
  • Sleeping Pads

SAS has a limited amount of equipment (such as sleeping bags) which can be borrowed. If you are unable to send an item for your student, please let us know as soon as possible, so that we can do our best to accommodate your student.

The below equipment is equipment that you will be expected to bring with you to camp. Cotton clothing should be kept to an absolute minimum, because it will not keep students warm when wet.


  • 2 Pairs sturdy close toed shoes (boots or running shoes)
  • 4 – 5 Pairs of socks (non-cotton if possible)


  • 1 Warm Hat
  • 1 Sun Hat/Brimmed Hat (optional)

Upper Body:

Items should be synthetic/non-cotton if possible:

  • 4-5 synthetic T-shirts
  • 2-3 Long sleeve synthetic shirts
  • 1 Warm Insulating layer (e.g. Fleece or other warm jacket)
  • Extra warm layers as needed (It will be colder than you think!)
  • Gloves (optional)

Lower Body:

Items should be synthetic/non-cotton if possible:

  • Undergarments as needed
  • 2-3 Pairs athletic shorts
  • 1 pair long underwear (tights/spandex/fleece pants)
  • 1-2 Pair Pants (no Jeans)

Rain Gear:

  • 1 Waterproof rain jacket or poncho
  • 1 Pair Waterproof rain pants (optional)


Bring travel size when possible:

  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • Lip Balm
  • Sunscreen and Bug Spray
  • Shower Supplies
  • Other Toiletries (deodorant etc…)
  • Small Towel
  • Required Medications
  • Glasses/Contact with a back-up (As Needed)


  • Sleeping Bag (if you are able; let us know ASAP if your student needs to borrow one)
  • Duffel bag or Rubbermaid Bin (To pack everything in)
  • Daypack or school backpack
  • 1-2 Water Bottles (1 liter or larger)
  • Headlamp or flash light (with fresh batteries)
  • Journal/Notebook with pens/pencils
  • Watch (optional)
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Bandannas (optional)
  • Crazy Creek/Camp Chair (optional, for sitting around camp)
  • Travel Pillow (optional)
  • Dirty clothes bag (a trash bag or grocery bag will work)


We provide a variety of snacks for students to eat throughout the week. To prevent wildlife around our campsite, we do not allow outside snacks on-site. If you child needs accommodations, please call us to discuss arrangements. Do not send food with your child.

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