CAMPER PACKING LIST

Please feel free to contact shannon@shewolfadventure.org with any questions or concerns about packing and gear. We want to make sure you’re well-prepared and ready for adventure!

A note about technology: Camp will be a freeing time for you to unplug and have face-to-face human interactions for 11 days. Lean into it! That being said, it’s fine if you travel to camp with your cell phone, music player, smart watch, headphones, or other technologies, but know that She-Wolf staff will hold on to them for the duration of camp if for some reason you can’t leave them with your parent/guardian. An instant camera is great “old-school” technology that will be hardy and that you can use to document your adventures at camp.

PLEASE BRING ONLY WHAT IS ON THIS LIST! WE HAVE LIMITED SPACE AND IT IS IMPORTANT THAT ALL OUR STUFF FITS IN OUR VAN. EVERYTHING ON THIS LIST SHOULD FIT INSIDE YOUR BIG BACKPACK AND SMALL DAYPACK: NO EXTRA DUFFELS OR SUITCASES, PLEASE!

Clothing

  • 3-5 T-shirts or tank tops

  • Shorts: at least one pair moisture-wicking ( running or basketball shorts)

  • 1-2 pairs long pants

  • 1-2 Sports bras (if you use them)

  • 5-6 pairs of underwear

  • 3-4 pairs of socks (preferably at least 2 pairs of moisture-wicking non-cotton ones, and make sure they work with your hiking shoes)

  • Thermal leggings (not cotton)

  • Warm fleece, wool, or synthetic “thermal” shirt (meant for cold weather. no cotton!)

  • Warm vest or jacket

  • Fleece or wool cap or beanie

  • Hat with a brim (this is a must!!)

  • Rain jacket or poncho (lightweight is best)

  • Swimsuit (something to swim in: one or two-peices are fine, as are tank tops and board shorts)

  • Bandana

  • 1-2 warm and comfortable top & bottoms to sleep in

  • Hiking shoes (they do not have to be technical hiking boots--they could be a sturdy pair of tennis shoes with good traction and a thick sole. Just make sure you have worn them in and tested them out before coming to camp!)

  • Sandals or Crocs (ones that strap to your feet are best, but flip-flops are fine, too)

Gear

** = If you don’t own it and don’t want to or cannot buy one of your own, let us know before the trip and we will provide it

  • Sleeping bag** (rated to 30 degrees or lower--check the tags inside the bag)

  • Sleeping pad** (preferably lightweight--if it’s an inflatable pad, blow it up to make sure there are no holes or slow leaks)

  • Backpack** with a capacity of at least 50 Liters

  • Waterproof bag liner (a sturdy garbage bag works great) or cover

  • Small day-pack of about 10-20 Liter capacity; school backpack-sized or a little smaller

  • Water bottle (1 Liter capacity is best)

  • Headlamp or flashlight with one set of extra batteries

  • Notebook and pen

  • Your own lightweight plastic bowl and spoon/fork for eating

Toiletries

  • Toothbrush

  • Travel-sized toothpaste

  • Small bottle of hand sanitizer

  • Sport suncreen if you are light-skinned

  • Lip balm

Not necessary but recommended:

  • 1 thick warm pair of socks just for sleeping in (wool is great)

  • Sunglasses

  • Pocket knife

  • Camera (disposable is great)

  • Compass

  • A couple good books

 PLEASE BRING ONLY WHAT IS ON THIS LIST! WE HAVE LIMITED SPACE AND IT IS IMPORTANT THAT ALL OUR STUFF FITS IN OUR VAN.

She-Wolf will supply “Group Gear”

Don’t bring the following items: we have them!

  • Tents

  • First Aid Kits

  • Trowel or shovel

  • Toilet paper

  • Stoves, fuel bottles and fuel

  • Maps

  • GPS

  • Repair kits

  • Cooking gear/spice kits

Please feel free to contact shannon@shewolfadventure.org with any questions or concerns about packing and gear. We want to make sure you’re well-prepared and ready for adventure!

Please pack well so that Master Organizer Caitlin doesn’t have to play Level 10 Tetris with all our gear.

Please pack well so that Master Organizer Caitlin doesn’t have to play Level 10 Tetris with all our gear.