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Packing for Camp

Rocky Mountain weather is typically warm during the day and cool at night — high elevation trips will be cold for campers in the month-long program. Camp is a good place for durable, functional clothing. Non-cotton items (socks, long underwear, layered clothing) are needed for mountain trips, and layering of all types of clothing works best for the variable climate throughout the summer. Laundry is done every other day; bring clothes that will stand up to commercial laundry techniques and be sure to mark each item clearly with your name or initials.

Many items are not suitable for camp. This is to avoid the risk of damage or loss or to avoid conflicts with the culture and goals of camp.

Please do not bring: Animals, fireworks, weapons (a camping pocketknife/multi-tool is OK), high-value items such as watches, jewelry, collections (cards, figurines, etc.), or other one-of-a-kind, hard to replace items.

Not for camp use: Computers, cell phones, gaming devices, etc. While tech items may be brought with you for travel to and from camp, these items will be collected at the beginning of the session. They will be securely stored during camp and returned at the close of camp for travel home.

If you will need to purchase specific clothing or gear items for camp, we encourage you to visit our online “camp store”partner We also have High Trails and Big Spring logo gear available for purchase directly from camp. These items make great birthday, holiday or care package gifts, too!

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