Spring temperatures can vary from 35F at night to 70F during the day. It can rain, snow, or be pleasantly warm - sometimes all in the same day!
Students must bring ALL the items listed under Mandatory! Click here for a printable version of the Packing List!
**This list is based on our Five-Day program. Adjust quantities as needed for the Three-Day program.**
WARM sleeping bag and/or extra blankets 1 fitted sheet to cover mattress Pillow Towel Toiletries (no aerosol cans) Warm pajamas or an extra pair of sweat pants 3 pairs of pants (at least 1 pair that roll up past knees - sweatpants are good) 1 pair of shorts 4 shirts Raincoat Or Rainsuit (classes continue in the rain!) 2 sweatshirts (or fleeces) 2 pairs of old shoes that can get wet & muddy (tennis shoes or tie shoes with heels/toes are best) 6 pairs of socks (tall socks are best for tick prevention) Winter jacket, hat, mittens, or gloves Hat for the sun 4 pencils or pens Daypack or book bag Water bottle Bandanna (for climbing)
Optional but Suggested:
Flashlight Sunscreen Chapstick Camera (this is the one exception to the no electronics rule) Swimsuit Rubber Boots Bug/Tick Repellent (with DEET is best) Clothing or Accessories that are red, blue, green, yellow and/or purple for participation in our Character Trait activities. Money (The Foley Camp Store has a variety of T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, hats, water bottles, etc)
Leave at Home (if brought, these items are collected by teachers):
Firearms, knives, fireworks, or any other type of weapons Caged or non-caged Animals Blow dryers/curling irons/hair straighteners Electronic Games (PSP, GameBoys, etc) Cell phones Laptop computers, netbook computers, iPads, etc. iPods, MP3 players, CD players, portable TVs Gum, candy, food, pop or bottled water Fishing rods or personal sporting equipment
The Foley Environmental Center can not be held responsible for the loss or damage of personal equipment including, but not limited to: cameras, musical instruments or clothing items. The Foley Environmental Center can also not be held responsible for any injuries or damage resulting from the use or misuse of such personal equipment.
Why? Packing hints and why you need all this stuff!
**After years of careful consideration we have found that the items listed in the Mandatory List above are needed for the comfort and success of the program. Below are some additional hints and information as to why we require some of those items.**
• Due to the shortness of the program and our busy schedule, there is little time for fishing or other sporting type activities, so please do not bring those items with you.
• Students will need a backpack or book bag to carry the following items around with them throughout the day: Raincoats, water bottles, pencils or pens, layers of clothing, and other personal items (cameras, sunscreen, etc) that they may want with them.
• Students may wear shorts during recreation time and at some of their classes.
•Students need a water bottle with a leak proof lid for drinking water in the cabin and at their academic classes. Remind the students to mark their water bottle or container.
•Another environmental thought is to bring a shampoo and conditioner combination to conserve water while showering. This is also a space saver when packing.
•To support our daily focus on specific character traits such as caring, responsibility and respect, we invite students to bring clothing (t-shirts, bandanas, etc.) in the following colors to wear on the assigned days:
Monday: Red (Caring) Tuesday: Yellow (Respect) Wednesday: Green (Responsibility) Thursday: Blue (Trustworthiness) Friday: Purple (Citizenship)
•Students must have sturdy tennis shoes with both heel and toe coverings, as well as laces or secure closure. These are required for all classes and activities. Flip-flops, sandals, or slip-on shoes that do not protect the feet are not allowed.
•Sweatpants are great for the muck walk and for canoeing on a cool day - the pant legs can easily be pulled up over the knees.
• Swimsuits may be used if the lake water is warm enough for wading or swimming. They are not recommended for showering. All showers have shower curtains.
• Be sure to have the necessary items to stay warm (we have said this before, but can not stress it enough)!! Winter coats, hats, mittens, etc. are suggested as the evenings are always cool to cold.
• Slumber party-type sleeping bags are NOT warm enough for comfortable sleep at the Center. Warm sleeping bags or extra blankets are suggested. Sleeping bags with a rating of 15F to 20F are highly recommended.
• Based on how sensitive you are to the sun you may need sunscreen although this time of year, you generally will not need it.
• DEET repellent for ticks and mosquitoes, lip balm, etc.
• A flashlight for evening program and use in the cabin is a good idea. Although we do have electricity and lights in our buildings, students find the outdoors to be much darker here than in the cities and towns they are used to.
•Remind students that they carry or wheel (bags with wheels are AWESOME) everything they bring to their cabins (sidewalks are available to all of the girls' cabins and to the majority of the boys' cabins)
•In rainy weather, participants have appreciated rain pants and rubber boots.
• The camp store will be open to purchase a variety of Camp Foley clothing items, water bottles and other items. Most items fall in to the $5-$35 range. Cash, check and Visa or Mastercard are accepted.