Packing List

Outdoor Education Suggested Packing Items

  • Everyday Clothing: Most of the activities at camp are going to happen outdoors, so please do not send new clothing. Everything that comes to camp has the chance to get wet or dirty. Because of the amount of walking that the students will be doing, their shoes should be well fitting, and sandals and flip flops are not recommended. You do not need to purchase any clothing for camp.
  • Lodging Items: Camp Edwards will provide cabins/lodges with heat and comfortable beds for your student’s stay with us. They should bring their own bedding for the trip, either sleeping bag or sheets and blankets, and a pillow. They should also bring any toiletries that they will need for the trip (Towel, soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)
  • Miscellaneous Items: There are many other items that you could send with the students that can enrich their trip, but none are necessary. Check with the teachers from the school in order to know the specifics, but some usual items are a journal, pencils, disposable camera, book, flashlight, etc.
  • Spending Money: We do have a trading post on site that some of our school groups choose to visit. Most items in the trading post are $30 or less. Check with your school to see if the students will be visiting the trading post.
  • Luggage: The students will be carrying their luggage to their lodging so they should try to keep their luggage to one container (suitcase, duffle bag, hiking backpack) for their clothing and toiletries and one container for their bedding. Garbage bags are great because for the most part, they are waterproof.
  • Rainy Day Clothing: Here at Camp Edwards we do most of our activities rain or shine, and being prepared for changes in the weather is important. Water-proof/resistant outer clothing, hats, and shoes are a great addition to their suitcases.
  • Cold Weather Clothing: Just like for rain, outdoor activities are usually not cancelled for cold weather. The weather can change quickly here, so it is important to be prepared just in case. Clothing that can be layered is great for those cold days. Gloves and warm hats are a must have for those cold months.

What to Bring

  • Sheets and blankets or sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • 2 pairs of old tennis shoes
  • 4 shirts
  • 6 pairs of socks
  • 4 pairs of underclothes
  • 2 pairs of jeans/pants
  • Warm jacket
  • Rain jacket/poncho
  • Flashlight
  • Washcloth/towel
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Soap/shampoo
  • Water bottle
  • Backpack (optional)
  • Camera (optional)
  • Laundry bag for wet/dirty clothes (a trash bag will work just fine)

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