What should I bring and what is provided? You do not need top of the line, expensive, name brand clothes. Thrift stores, Walmart, and Target are great places to buy many of these clothes if you do not already have them. The most important thing is that your clothes are not made from cotton. Cotton in clothes will not allow you to stay warm if it gets wet. Look for clothes made from polyester, fleece, nylon, down, and spandex. It will be chilly in the mountains, so we will be bringing lots of clothing layers. Check out our photo packing list so that you can get a visual of some of the clothes needed.

We will be going through all the needed gear as a group before we leave. If you have any questions about anything, bring it and we can take a look at it then. All the other camping gear will be provided. If you have gear that you would like to use, bring it and we will see if it works for the trip.

Gear to Bring

  • Tights/Long underwear*
  • Long sleeve shirt*
  • 1-2 Pairs of shorts and/or Pants*
  • 1-2 T-shirts (athletic shirts) *
  • Fleece Pants
  • 3 Fleece or Down Jackets (1 light, 1 medium, 1 heavy)
  • 2 Pairs of underwear
  • 3 Pairs of wool socks
  • Hiking Boots (or good shoes to hike in)
  • Sandals with a back strap/light tennis shoes (used for crossing streams and hanging out in camp)
  • Light weight gloves
  • Beanie
  • Baseball cap
  • Bandanas
  • Sunglasses
  • Pen and notebook
  • Bible (small but still with OT)
  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Personal Medicine (only if you have a prescription)
  • Girls – a week’s worth of Female products

* Non-cotton

Optional Gear

  • Any personal backpacking gear
  • 1-2 Nalgenes – 1 liter
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Chap Stick
  • Insect Repellent
  • Wet Wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Contacts/glasses
  • Headlamp
  • Hiking poles

Gear NOT to Bring

  • Watch
  • iPod or music device
  • Electronics or phone
  • Gun or knives
  • Bathing toiletries

Gear Provided

  • Backpack
  • Camp Kitchen
  • Bowl and Spoon
  • First Aid Kit
  • Water Purification
  • Rain Jacket
  • Tent
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Camp Chair
  • Water bottles
  • Food

Need help packing your clothes? Click here for photos and descriptions.