Fire Within Packing List

Pre-teen Packing List

Teen Packing List

Please call Julia at the office (301-373-9775) with ANY questions! 

 

Pre-teen Packing List

Sunscreen

Insect Repellent

Outdoor Clothing

Underwear

Long Underwear (Non-cotton)

Warm layers, polyester fleece or wool (top and bottom)

Sturdy pants and shorts (if weather permits)

T-shirt (weather permitting)

Warm Jacket

Rain Jacket & Rain Pants OR Poncho and an EXTRA pair of dry pants

Warm Socks (Non-cotton for cold weekends, wool is great)

Warm Hat (Non-cotton)

Warm Gloves (Non-cotton)

Change of warm, dry (non-cotton) layers to sleep in at night

Shoes for hiking that can get muddy

Basecamp shoes-extra shoes that are just worn around basecamp. Close-toed tennis shoes are best.

Water Bottle-Sturdy/Refillable-Stainless Steel or “Nalgene” bottles are best-Please, no disposable ones

Day Pack-big enough for a water bottle and holding extra or removed layers throughout the day

Headlamp or Flashlight

Large Garbage Bag to cover day pack in precipitation

Optional Gear:

Pillow

“Crazy Creek” or Stadium Style Chair

Camera

Binoculars

Musical Instruments

Biodegradable Soap-“Dr. Bronner’s Organic Liquid Soap” is the easiest to find. I have bought it at Target.

Journal

Pens and Pencils

Important Gear Tip

Clothing:

We recommend clothes made of polypropylene fleece or other synthetics. Wool is also excellent. Cotton loses all of its ability to insulate and keep you warm when it is wet. Some cotton items are fine for beautiful, sunny days.

 

Teen Packing List

Small Tent & Ground Tarp

Sleeping bag –NO COTTON-with a temperature rating of 20 degrees or lower

Sleeping Pad

Toiletries and personal medication

Sunscreen

Insect Repellent

Outdoor Clothing

                  Underwear

                  Long Underwear (Non-cotton)

                  Warm layers, polyester fleece or wool (top and bottom)

                  Sturdy pants and shorts (if weather permits)

                  T-shirt (weather permitting)

Warm Jacket

Rain Jacket & Rain Pants OR Poncho and an EXTRA pair of dry pants

Warm Socks (Non-cotton for cold weekends, wool is great)

Warm Hat (Non-cotton)

Warm Gloves (Non-cotton)

Change of warm, dry (non-cotton) layers to sleep in at night

Shoes for hiking that can get muddy

Basecamp shoes-extra shoes that are just worn around basecamp. Close-toed tennis shoes are best.

Water Bottle-Sturdy/Refillable-Stainless Steel or “Nalgene” bottles are best-Please, no disposable ones

Day Pack-big enough for a water bottle and holding extra or removed layers throughout the day

Headlamp or Flashlight

Large Garbage Bag to cover day pack in precipitation

Optional Gear:

Pillow

“Crazy Creek” or Stadium Style Chair

Camera

Binoculars

Musical Instruments

Biodegradable Soap-“Dr. Bronner’s Organic Liquid Soap” is the easiest to find. I have bought it at Target.

Journal

Pens and Pencils

 

Important Gear Tips

Tent:

This needs to be waterproof, with a ground tarp, and your teen needs to know how to set it up before they arrive for the program….please practice at home. Instructors will be available to help, but not do it for them. Friends of the same gender may share a tent.

Sleeping Bag:

Nights can be chilly in the winter. It looks like the lowest average low (in January) in Hollywood, MD is 28 degrees. You will probably want a 20-degree rated sleeping bag OR really great wool blankets during the winter months. Keeping a bag dry can be a challenge if the weather turns damp. Sleeping bags made of down or cotton will not provide adequate warmth if they get wet.
Please make sure that your teen’s sleeping bag is made of entirely synthetic material.
https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/sleeping-bag.html

Clothing:

We recommend clothes made of polypropylene fleece or other synthetics. Wool is also excellent. Cotton loses all of its ability to insulate and keep you warm when it is wet. Some cotton items are fine for beautiful, sunny days.

Extra layers to sleep in at night: This is a must during cold months. Your clothes have perspiration from the day, even if you don’t “feel” sweaty, and this moisture will cool you down if you don’t change into warm, dry layers before going to bed.

 

If you have ANY questions about gear, please call Julia at 301-373-9775