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 NOT BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND CAMP!

  •  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