Downloadable packing lists:

Expeditions Student Equipment List

Essential Item – Bag lunch for the first day


  • Durable hooded rain jacket and rain pants
  • Hiking boots – Properly fitted, broken in and waterproof-able
  • Hiking socks - wool or synthetic, NOT cotton
  • Underwear
  • Long underwear – depending on the weather
  • Shirts – long and short sleeved
  • Pants – jeans or other durable long pants
  • Pajamas
  • Hat – to shade your face or warm your head
  • Gloves – depending on weather
  • Bath towels
  • Toiletries/shower flip flops
  • Personal Items – toothbrush/paste, brush/comb,

Individual Equipment:

  • Day pack – with garbage bag liner (required for all expeditions)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad – optional
  • Labeled stuff-sacks
  • Labeled bag for clothes and personal items
  • Small headlamp or flashlight
  • Sunscreen, lip balm, hat, and sunglasses
  • Personal labeled durable mess kit (plate, bowl, cup, fork, spoon)
  • Digital wristwatch to be worn and used on all expeditions
  • Garbage Bags – for protecting pack and other gear from rain
  • Two water bottles – liter size
  • Notebook/pencil/sharpener/pens

Optional Gear:

  • Backpack – to hold everything
  • Sock liners
  • Prescription medicine
  • Paperback book
  • Camera

Please do not bring the following:

  • Cell phones/mobile devices are not allowed on the trip. Leave them at home. If students need to contact someone they may ask to borrow a teacher's or chaperone's phone.
  • Hair dryers, curling irons/straighteners, food, gum, candy, cookies, soda, knives, electronic games iPad/tablets/iPods/MP3 are not allowed.
  • Please label all clothing and personal items to prevent loss. Please make sure all clothing is comfortable and can get dirty.