GET READY FOR CAMP

Please share these lists with your child & invite them to help.

We want to establish independence & responsibility. This begins with accountability for their own things! 

Paths & Pages operates RAIN or SHINE!

 

Please make sure your child is dressed for the weather. 

Image by Josiah Weiss

WHAT TO BRING

 

SUN PROTECTION

  • A hat and/or sunglasses will keep the sun off your face

  • Sunscreen is especially important during the summer monthsPlease put it on before you get to the park & pack your own.

  • We'll remind you to re-apply in the afternoon :) 

FOOTWEAR

  • Wear comfy shoes (NO flip flops or crocs) that you don’t mind getting dirty 

  • Tennis shoes or hiking shoes are great (waterproof is better!)

  • Some of us choose to be barefoot—that’s okay, too. 

CLOTHING

  • Wear a bathing suit under your clothes (so you don't have to change in the wild)

  • Please have your bathing suit on when you get to the meeting place

  • Pack an extra set of clothes (in case you get wet)

  • Pack a lightweight sweatshirt or a jacket even if you think you don't need it- the temperature can change rapidly in the wild. 

  • If it's raining, we will still be outside! Make sure you have a rain jacket, extra socks & waterproof shoes for wet weather

LUNCH, SNACKS & WATER

  • A re-usable water bottle is best—easier for us to provide water refills & it's better for the earth!

  • Lunch (for full-day program) should be completely leak-proof and as waste-free as possible (no garbage cans in nature)

  • Pack everything securely inside your backpack (including your lunchbox). Please DO NOT carry your lunch separate from your backpack. 

  • Please pack a few healthy snacks. There is no eating in the van. DUE TO COVID-19, WE WILL NO LONGER PROVIDE A SNACK TO SHARE.  If you think you'll get hungry, pack extras. 

BACKPACK & SUPPLIES

  • Please pack everything in a BACKPACK that allows your hands to be free at all times. You'll need 'em for climbing! 

  • Pack a lightweight towelEmphasis on LIGHTweight. No giant beach or bath towels, please!

  • We're giving you your own Paths & Pages journal and pen.

 

 

REMEMBER: YOU ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE THESE THINGS EACH DAY IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE :) 

  • Is there anything else you think you might need/want while you’re out in the wild?

  • A small bag for the treasures you might find, perhaps?

  • A book to read in the van?

  • BE CREATIVE! It's YOUR special day in the wild! 

WHAT NOT TO BRING

If your child arrives with anything in this category, they will be required to leave camp for the remainder of the session. 

  •  ABSOLUTELY NO SCREENS! NO EXCEPTIONS!

  • No cell phones, iPods, iPads, tablets, e-readers or anything in the "screen" categories

  • This includes watches, mp3 players, headphones, air pods & portable speakers and anything else with a screen

  • No weapons of any kind; pocket knives (unless approved by Director in advance), lighters, or matches

  • No inappropriate reading material (ex. offensive or violent content)

  • No valuable items (expensive cameras or expensive binoculars, trading cards, jewelry, etc.)

  • No pets or other animals