What to Bring

During trail time (hikes, trips to the beach) and around camp, students and cabin leaders are required to wear long pants (no pjs), closed toed shoes, and weather appropriate outerwear.  We want to make sure everyone is warm and properly attired for their adventures.  Students and cabin leaders will be asked to change if necessary.

The potential for muddy trail conditions is high, especially in winter.  Students and cabin leaders should pack clothing and shoes that can get muddy and dirty.  

Bedding
All cabins are heated.  Each student will have his/her own bunk and mattress.
- Sleeping bag or warm blankets and sheets
- Pillow
- Pajamas

Clothing
Our site is located in the Santa Cruz Mountains, about ten miles inland of the Pacific Ocean.  Weather at camp and at the beach can change dramatically over the course of the week and day to day.  Particularly during the winter months, rain is likely.  We recommend students bring extra changes of clothes, especially socks, shoes and long pants if the forecast calls for rain.  We strongly suggest rain pants if they are available.

- 4+ Pairs of underwear
- 6+ Pairs of socks (pack more for rainy weeks!)
- 2-3 Pairs of long pants, jeans or durable pants are recommended.      Sweat pants are not allowed out on trail.
- 4-5 T-shirts
- 2 Long sleeve shirts or sweatshirts
- Warm fleece or down jacket
- Raincoat or poncho
- Rain pants
- 1-2 pairs of shoes, hiking boots or durable sneakers are best.  Open    toed shoes or sandals are not allowed out on trail.
- 1 Warm hat
- 1 Sun hat
- 1 Bath towel
- 1 Washcloth

Toiletries
- Toothbrush
- Toothpaste
- Shampoo
- Soap
- Comb or brush
- Shower shoes (flip flops work well!)

Miscellaneous
- Water bottle  
- Disposable camera (digital cameras are okay too, but discouraged)

- Sunscreen and/or chapstick
- Book(s)
- Notebook or journal
- Paper, envelopes and stamps to write and send letters home.        San Joaquin Outdoor School does not provide stamps to students!
- Bag for dirty/wet clothes

- Daypack for hikes

- A GOOD ATTITUDE AND BE READY FOR FUN!


Medications/Prescriptions

If your child will be bringing ANY medications or prescriptions to outdoor school, please refer to the "Sending Medicine to Outdoor School" page.  We are unable to administer any medications that do not arrive in their original packaging and/or lack the proper paperwork.  If you have further questions, please contact our office! 


FOR CABIN LEADERS
- Alarm clock
- Flashlight
- Quarters for pay phone (optional, but recommended as we do not receive cell phone service at camp)
- Watch (cell phone clocks are NOT permitted to be utilized out on trail)

*ELECTRONIC DEVICES SUCH AS CELL PHONES, IPODS, CD PLAYERS, GAMEBOYS, ETC. ARE NOT PERMITTED AT OUTDOOR SCHOOL.  STUDENTS BRINGING THESE ITEMS MUST TURN THEM INTO THEIR CLASSROOM TEACHERS OR THE OUTDOOR SCHOOL STAFF UPON ARRIVAL.  SJOE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST OR STOLEN ITEMS. *


DO NOT BRING:
knives, money, jewelry, tank tops, shorts, snacks or food of any kind, electronic games, fishing gear, high-heeled shoes or any clothing with inappropriate pictures or slogans.
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