Kit List for Camping Courses (COURSES IN CENTRES REQUIRE THE SAME KIT WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A SLEEPING MAT) WHEN PACKING PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THE WEATHER CAN BE VARIABLE AND CHOOSE EQUIPMENT ACCORDINGLY – IT COULD BE COLD AT NIGHT AND RAIN IS POSSIBLE! PACKED LUNCH FOR THE FIRST DAY WATERPROOF JACKET SLEEPING BAG (AND MAT) PLENTY OF ROUGH WARM CLOTHING E.G. LEGGINGS, TRACKSUIT BOTTOMS, JUMPERS COMPLETE CHANGE OF CLOTHING (INCLUDING FOOTWEAR) FOR CANOEING SMALL AMOUNT OF SPENDING MONEY TOWEL & WASHKIT DRINK BOTTLE/FLASK TORCH AND BATTERIES BINLINERS HAT AND GLOVES SPARE PAIR OF ROUGH SHOES, BOOTS OR TRAINERS SMALL RUCSAC SUNBLOCK KNIFE, FORK, SPOON, PLATE, BOWL, MUG (UNBREAKABLE) SNACKS E.G. CHOCOLATE BARS ETC. ANY MEDICATION E.G. INHALERS TO BE HANDED TO ******* IN A SEALED, NAMED ENVELOPE BEFORE WE LEAVE SCHOOL NOTES: PUPILS SHOULD NOT BRING ANYTHING OF VALUE OR THAT COULD BE DAMAGED BY ROUGH WEAR OR DIRT – EXPENSIVE ITEMS ARE UNSUITABLE. PLEASE NOTE THAT SWEATSHIRTS ARE NOT JUMPERS – YOU NEED WOOLLEN OR ‘FLEECE’ JUMPERS Kit List for a Day Course Rough Clothes Waterproof Jacket (plus hat/gloves in cold weather) Packed Lunch & Drink Small amount of spending money Complete change of clothes (including trainers), swimwear, towel and binliner if canoeing. Sunblock, hat Any medication to teacher in charge KIT LIST FOR THE ALPS Paperwork Passport Insurance Certificate GHIC Card Bank/credit cards and some Euros in cash Medical Form (to teacher name beforehand) Equipment Rucksack Rucksack liner – heavy duty bin liner Sleeping bag – Night temperatures are likely to be low so make it a good one. Sleeping mat Walking boots – be sure they are worn in Waterproof jacket Waterproof trousers Jumpers – 1 Fleece 1 thin jumper Shirts Shorts Trousers (not jeans) Underwear Socks Hat – for sun Gloves – for cold Watch & Whistle For Canyoning/Rafting: A complete change of clothes including trainers (you will be soaked) Towel Old shorts for canyoning Other shoes (including trainers for rafting) Swimming gear for beach and water activities Washkit etc. Toothbrush and toothpaste Shampoo Towel and beach towel Razor Talcum powder/foot powder Moisturiser SUN BLOCK as much as you like! Insect repellent (insects not too bad in the Alps) Lip salve Deodorant One of those rubber plugs that you can buy in hardware shops because French campsites never have any plugs in the washbasins Other stuff Sharp knife, fork, spoon Plate Mug 2 big water bottles (say 1 litre) Torch, plus spare batteries/bulbs 2 or 3 metres cord/string Emergency rations (3 pack Dextrosol and dried fruit) Sunglasses Notes – There are many ways to lighten your pack by cutting out unnecessary items or packaging, or using some items for more than one purpose. Some examples: Shower gel can also be used as soap and doesn’t need a box to stop it sticking to everything. You will be able to wash clothes so don’t bring a change for every day, and it is unlikely that you’ll need any vaguely smart clothes at all. Conditions We may encounter all sorts of conditions in the mountains – although the Alps are usually hot and sunny, there are thunderstorms in summer. Temperatures at night will be cool but not cold except for when you go up into the mountains when it will be colder. The daytime is normally hot with very strong burning sun.