Today's Lesson: Keeping Your Head Above Water

Teen and youth agency leader backpacking packing list

Travel Days

  • 1 Change of clothes (underwear, t-shirt, socks, pair of shorts)
  • Something to read
  • CDs to share in the van.  Please do not bring CD’s with profane, violent, abusive, or degrading language
  • Small or medium sized towel (optional)
  • Spending money (Spending money for gifts, candy, etc prior to trip) No more than $20 (optional)
  • Feminine care items for females

*Leave valuable items at home. Your travel gear and clothing may be stored in an insecure location.

Wilderness Days

Weather conditions range from 30s at night to mid 90s during the day.  Layered clothing is a MUST.  Snow and sleet are possible. Sleeping attire consists of clean shirt/socks/underwear.

  • 1 Pair spare athletic shoes, closed toe sandals or water shoes for stream crossings and camp
  • 2 Pair underwear
  • 1-2 Spandex or nylon sports bra for girls
  • 1 Pair shorts (NO jeans – Nylon or quick drying material preferred)
  • 1 Pair long pants (NO jeans – Nylon or quick drying material preferred)
  • 1-2 T-shirts (quick drying material preferred)
  • 1 Long-sleeve shirt
  • 1 Visor/cap to keep sun off
  • 2 Bandanas or buffs
  • Personal care items (sample size toiletries: toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, non-scented lotion if needed, feminine hygiene products for girls)
  • Lip protection (something like Blistex w/ SPF)
  • Prescription medications, if needed (in a container with pharmacy label).  Extra rescue inhaler if you use one.

Items provided by BCM (issued for the trip)

  • 1 Full size backpack
  • 1 Sleeping bag
  • 1 Sleeping pad
  • 1 Tent for every 2-3 team members
  • 1 Pair Hiking boots (can keep after trip)
  • 2 Pair Socks (can keep after trip)
  • 1 Pair Fleece Pants
  • 1 Fleece Jacket
  • 1 Fleece Vest
  • 1 Waterproof jacket & pants
  • Thermal under layer top & bottom
  • Warm hat & gloves
  • 1 Cup, 1 spoon, 1 bowl
  • 2 Water bottles