What to Bring

Things to Bring to Outdoor Science School

(Items with an asterisk * are suggested but not required)

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  • Sleeping Bag and/or 2 or 3 warm blankets
  • Pillow


  • 2 bath towels and wash cloth
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Comb and/or brush
  • Soap and soap box (bar or body wash)
  • Shampoo
  • Lip Balm*
  • Kleenex*
  • Deoderant*
  • Sunscreen*
  • Insect repellent cream* (non-aerosol. Aerosol containers are prohibited in cabins)


  • Laundry bag (large plastic bag works fine)
  • Camera* (Disposable cameras are encouraged. Please mark w/your child’s name)
  • Backpack*
  • Water Bottle (essential)
  • Paper, Pen/Pencil, Stamps w/pre-addressed envelope*


  • Underwear- 4 changes
  • Socks – 8 pairs
  • Pajamas (only to be worn in the cabin)
  • Jeans or Durable long pants 2-4 pairs (students must wear long pants on hikes)
  • Shirts – Long and short sleeve 4 total
  • Heavy sweater or sweatshirt
  • Warm jacket
  • Shoes – 2 pairs (closed toed), suitable for hiking (please do not buy special shoes/boots)
  • Gloves (in winter time only)
  • Hat (warm cap for cold weather)

Rain Gear:

  • Raincoat or poncho
  • The weather is often unpredictable & rain gear may be needed all times of the year!

Please DO NOT bring the following items:

  • Cell Phones/tablets (cell phone cameras are prohibited. Cameras must be a camera only with no other electronic function) IPods/MP3 players
  • Hair Dryers
  • Curling Irons
  • Gum
  • Pocket Knives
  • Electronic Games
  • Hair Spray
  • Money
  • Fishing Gear
  • Food
  • Aerosols (no cologne/perfume)
  • Candy
  • Any items requiring electricity or battery (Exceptions: camera, watch and flashlight)

To Avoid Loss of Clothing/Articles, Please Label All Items

Dress Code: *Suitable clothing for outdoor experiences; chest, torso and undergarments must be covered; see-through clothing is not allowed. *Long pants and close-toed shoes are required on trail. *No gang-related attire *No chains hanging from the pants

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Kids hiking in the redwood forest