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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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  • 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)

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

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

• Sweets and snacks (no food allowed in tents)
• Mobile phones, tablets, electronic games consoles etc.
• Jewellery


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.

  • "Thank you so much for a phenomenal trip – we couldn’t have asked for anything more. All children and staff have not stopped sharing stories about our experience. We’re definitely coming back next year!"

  • "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"

  • "Just wanted to thank all the Wildchild team. We had such a great time! Everyone loved it. You have a great team. Everyone is so passionate and our kids felt at home, safe and looked after. They told me on the bus they did not even miss their parents. When you are having fun, time flies!"

  • "I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to you for all the hard work you put in for us this weekend! We had such a good time and the children have been buzzing about it today, despite being very very tired!"

  • "A fantastic fun packed day with a lovely group of very enthusiastic instructors. Thank you to your team for making our outdoor adventure day such a positive experience."

  • "When we chose Wildchild to deliver our Year 7 transition residential the idea was for our new pupils to get to know each other, learn to work together and the importance of our natural environment. The trip did all of that and so much more – since returning to school we’ve noticed a real bond among pupils and teachers alike, and a big improvement in communication and teamwork. It was a fantastic experience and we look forward to doing it all again next year!"