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Outdoor Residential Adventure - Kit List

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The following list is designed to give you an idea of the kit children will need to bring with them on camp. They will be responsible for carrying their luggage to and from the camp site on arrival and departure, therefore we recommend sticking to the list as much as possible so children only carry what they really need for their trip. Recommended items are optional, so it’s fine if children don’t have them, but would be useful if they do.

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ESSENTIAL

  • Sleeping bag (3 season) or warm duvet
  • Large rucksack / holdall (avoid wheeled suitcases if possible).
  • Clothing for each day of your trip to include:
    • Tracksuit
    • Hard-wearing trousers / shorts (no jeans)
    • Base layers / vests / T-shirts
    • Warm fleece / jumpers
    • Socks / underwear (we advise bringing 2 pairs of socks for each day)
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Warm clothes to sleep in (please remember even in the summer camping can be cold at night, so layers are essential).
  • Sturdy shoes or boots, eg. Walking boots, or old trainers for activities.
  • Trainers (not plimsolls) for evenings. (No sandals / crocs. You can bring flip flops for the showers).
  • Named water bottle
  • Toiletries including toothpaste, toothbrush, roll-on deodorant, (if required – not aerosol).  All preferably in a named wash-bag.

• Towel (additional towel needed if kayaking).
• Torch and spare batteries.
• Plastic bag for dirty clothes (black bin bag)

RECOMMENDED
• Pillow
• Waterproof trousers
• Book / cards / game (nothing electronic or valuable) to enjoy during down time.

WEATHER DEPENDENT
• Wellies
• Sun cream
• Sun hat
• Warm hat / gloves

WHAT NOT TO BRING
• Sweets and snacks (no food allowed in tents)
• Mobile phones, tablets, electronic games consoles etc.
• Jewellery

PLEASE ENSURE YOUR CHILD PACKS THEIR OWN BAG SO THEY KNOW WHAT THEY HAVE AND WHERE TO FIND IT WHEN THEY ARRIVE.

Please ensure kit list items are labelled wherever possible. When packing please keep in mind that clothes and shoes will be worn to undertake physical outdoor activity, often in muddy conditions, so we strongly recommend packing worn, comfortable clothing and footwear that you’re happy to get wet and muddy!

Wildchild can’t accept liability for the loss of any personal property so please don’t bring any valuable items as we cannot accept liability for loss or damage to personal property.

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  • "We had a brilliant three days – a real highlight of the year for children and adults! One teacher summed it up as “the highlight of my career”. The children loved it and are already excited about the next trip""

  • "The trip met our objectives and surpassed them. It gets better every year. We love the instructors as they are awesome role models."

  • "A fabulously engaging and inspiring visit for our children who would not get to experience these activities elsewhere."

  • "We were impressed with the practical nature of tasks rather than all about thrill-seeking. We loved the relaxed nature of our time, smooth transitions and patient, caring staff"

  • "Wildchild’s ethos matches our own – teamwork, challenge and encouragement to face difficulties."