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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

The items listed below are articles that you will be expected to bring with you to camp. Whenever possible, students should bring non-cotton clothing. Students will be living outside for the week and cotton clothing loses its insulating ability when wet (it will rain). It also takes a long time to dry, so wet cotton clothing becomes a safety issue and liability. Cotton clothing should be kept to an absolute minimum.


  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Travel Pillow (optional)
  • Dirty clothes bag (a trash bag or grocery bag will work)

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