So, you’re attending one of our engaging, educational and enthralling adventure school camps with your class. There’s not much more to do now other than let your students know what to pack for school camp. They’ll be getting stuck in with all kinds of activities, whether it’s sunny or raining, so it’s best to be prepared for all kinds of weather.
What to pack for school camp
Here’s everything your class will need to include on their overnight school camp packing list:
Nightime clothing and underwear
Students are going to need something comfortable to wear at night. Pyjamas, shorts, onesies — whatever they would wear to bed at home, plus another layer in case of cold nights. !
Underwear is a biggie! Advise your students to pack a few extra items as they’ll more than likely be getting muddy and wet throughout the day.
Your class will need to bring a couple of these — one for after completing watersports, and one for after showers.
Clothing for activities
For the activities, we suggest your class bring clothing that they don’t mind getting dirty and wet. We want everyone to get stuck in and not worry about what they’re wearing! This way they can take part in our exciting activities and then get changed into their clean evening clothes afterwards. Here’s what we think they’ll need:
- Pants/Leggings (at least 3 pairs, depending on the length of your camp) – we suggest no jeans as they get uncomfortable when wet and can take a long time to dry
- Shorts (at least 2 pairs in summer). Make sure that these are knee-length for when wearing a harness.
- Long sleeved t-shirts
- Short sleeved t-shirts
- Hat (to keep warm in the winter or to avoid the sun in the summer)
Clothing for the evening
After the day’s activities are complete, we’ll provide activities for the evening! So make sure your class have a change of clothes for each night. We suggest to add these items to their overnight school camp packing list:
We recommend guests bring a few pairs of shoes/runners to camp. One for activities (these will probably get muddy), a second pair for watersports activities (these will definitely get wet!), and a final pair to keep clean for the evenings when everyone is indoors!
As we’ve said, the weather can be extremely unpredictable. You can never be too safe. So even if the forecast says the sun is shining endlessly, we suggest bringing some kind of waterproof jacket, even if it’s only a thin one.
Wetbag / plastic bags for wet clothes
A wet bag (or plastic bag) is great for keeping the wet clothes contained and away from the dry, clean clothes in students’ luggage.
Sleeping bag/pillow (if not included)
Some schools will pre-book bedding and if this is the case, then you’re set to go! But if not, then your students should bring their own sleeping bag and pillow. Make sure the sleeping bag is aa thick one if you’re coming in the winter!
This item is great for helping students find their way to the toilet in the middle of the night. After all, they’re in an entirely new environment. An added bonus is that they don’t need to wake up everyone else in the room by turning the light on since they can just use their torch to guide them.
- Soap/Shower gel
- Sunscreen in the summer
Keep your students hydrated. They’ll be taking part in activities all day, so it’s important they replenish their fluids after a day of exercise and fun! By bringing a water bottle, they can refill at our water points in between activities.
Adventure school trips with PGL!
We hope this blog has told you all about what to pack for school camp! If you haven’t booked a school camp for your class yet then why not check out our school camps which include primary school camps and secondary school camps, located at Campaspe Downs (VIC), Camp Rumbug (VIC) and Kindilan (QLD).
Your group are at the heart of what we do at PGL. We put safety first with 100% instructor-led activity sessions, which also allows you to bond with your students rather than running the sessions yourself, as you usually would in the classroom. Your PGL Groupies are also always available for any questions you or your students may have, just ask!
Why not contact us today and we’ll be on hand to help arrange a fantastic school camp for you and your group!