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Camping Expedition Summer Camp - What to Bring Checklist

Clothing, shoes & accessories
  • Tracksuits, leggings, fleeces & combats, shorts & t-shirts - layers work best. You will get wet and mucky so old clothes are ideal. Jeans are not suitable. 

  • Shorts must be long sports shorts that cover the thigh to prevent rope burn and chaffing from equipment during activities. No cut-off or designer shorts.

  • Rain jacket & trousers – waterproof gear is essential for this expedition.

  • Woolly hat, gloves & pair of warm socks – useful even in the summer months.

  • Two pairs of trainers/runners – one to keep dry and one to get wet.

  • Walking boots – a good strong pair of walking boots is essential as terrain can be rugged and wet. Runners are not appropriate for hiking.

  • Comfortable clothes & pair of runners, sandals or crocs - for wearing back at base & travelling home.

  • Two sets of swimwear – A nylon thermal top is useful but not essential. Wetsuits are provided. 

  • Nightwear & underwear – enough for the whole trip!

  • Sunhat/baseball cap & sunglasses – for sunny days.

  • Plastic bags x 2 – for wet and muddy clothes. 

  • Towels x 3  – one for personal use & two for activities.

  • Toiletries – toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, roll on deodorant etc. No aerosol deodorant permitted at camp.

  • Sunscreen & lip balm –  sun protection is important even on overcast days.

  • Insect repellent (roll on or cream only), midge net and antihistamine cream for bites – essential for camping outdoors. No aerosol/spray insect repellent permitted at camp

  • Medication – please bring any regular medication needed.

Camping & other equipment 
  • Sleeping bag and roll mat – these are essential. Tents are provided.
  • Large rucksack – big enough to carry all your gear for the whole camping expedition trip.
  • Small backpack – for carrying lunch and water daily.
  • Water bottle
  • Torch and batteries – a head torch is useful.
  • Camera – if you are not bringing a phone or just want some great shots of the stunning scenery!
Other useful items
  • Spending money – €20 to €30 cash or a prepaid card, and some €1.00 coins for the pool table. We recommend that you do not bring large amounts of money or valuables.

  • List of personal items – A checklist of all personal items so that nothing is left behind. Very useful for packing to go home!