General High/Middle Packing Information
MODESTY AND DRESS CODE
Our Modesty Philosophy: At Camp Wojtyla, your camper will be participating in a variety of high adventure outdoor activities. Clothing that is comfortable and appropriate to these activities is vital to maximizing your camper’s experience. Your camper will be using harnesses on high ropes systems, hiking and moving in outdoor terrain, rafting, and going to daily Mass in-between! In addition, we believe that clothing should be reflective of the dignity we possess as men and women of Christ. Below we’ve proved a guideline to help you as you pack for your adventure at Camp Wojtyla!
- Shorts should be roomy and at least mid-thigh. This helps maintain modesty when hooking in to a hardness, and range of motion when hiking. A helpful way to tell: Shorts should be roughly a palm length on the leg when sitting, and loose enough in the leg that at least an inch of material on either side can be pinched while standing.
- Tops should be comfortable and loosely fitted. Sleeveless shirts are acceptable and great for the summer heat; however, shirts with thin or loose straps, that expose the bra straps, that are low or may gape during activity, or show the midriff are not camp-appropriate. This will also protect you from the sun’s strong rays at altitude. A helpful way to tell: Straps should be at least 2 finger-width’s wide.
- Many girls like to bring a casual skirt for mass (long or short), please feel free to do this if you wish. Since the Mass is outside in a variety of terrain, be sure skirts are no more than slightly above knee length.
- Leggings are great to wear under shorts or pants as an extra warm layer, but we ask you not to wear leggings without additional coverage while at Camp Wojtyla.
- Shorts should be roomy and fall no higher than just above the knee. Sturdy shorts or pants for rock climbing and high ropes are essential for both comfort and function.
- Sleeveless shirts are acceptable, but should not be cut down in the armpits revealing the chest.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or clarifications. Thank you for your help while packing! We are committed to making Camp Wojtyla a comfortable experience for all. We desire all of our participants to feel their clothing can serve them well at camp as well as reflect their dignity as a son or daughter of God. Thank you again!
Please bring old but durable clothes; non-cotton clothing options are always preferred. You will need between 6-10 changes of clothes with extra socks and a couple of towels. Durable footwear that fits is absolutely necessary and required. If you are buying new boots, wear them a few hours a day for the weeks prior to camp to help prevent blisters and twisted ankles. Make sure to initial/label all of your valuable gear. Camp Wojtyla is not responsible for any lost, left behind, or damaged items.
Sleeping (It gets cold at night!)
- Bedtime PJ’s
- Bottom fitted sheet
- Warm sleeping bag (mummy style is best, rated around 15-30 degrees—it can get very cold in the mountains at night.)
- Sleeping pad (for the overnight and in addition to the cots we provide.)
- 10 x 10 tarp
Clothing: Active Wear (hiking, climbing, etc)
- Short sleeved shirts
- Long sleeved Shirts
- Hiking pants (non-cotton, no jeans.)
- Long underwear top (non cotton)
- Long underwear bottom (non cotton)
- Under garments
- Sweatshirt or Hoodie
- Cold weather hat
- Rain Jacket
- Wind pants
- Rain pants (optional)
- Socks (around 6-8 pairs, wool socks are great)
- Hiking boots or all-terrain shoes
- Swimming trunks or 1 piece suit (HS only)
Clothing: Lower Impact (for hanging around
- Tennis shoes
- Jeans or Sweatpants
- Cotton T-Shirts
- Toiletries in a quart sized bag.
- Laundry bag, or a few plastic grocery bags for dirty or wet clothing
- Sandals for shower (flip flops, crocs)
- 2 Towels
- Day backpack- Used throughout the day to carry belongings from activity to activity and on day hikes. We recommend a backpack between 20-30 liters with sturdy straps (not the thin, drawstring sports bags) and a hip belt to stabilize heavy loads with enough room to carry extra layers, water bottles, rain gear, and other personal gear. If you desire, a backpacking pack can be used for other options in the week.
- 2 water bottles, 1 liter each.
- Camping bowl and plate
- Camping Cup
- Sunscreen SPF 15+
- Lip Balm
- Sturdy Work Gloves
- Headlamp (NOT a flashlight)
- Extra Batteries
- Journal and pen
- Money for trading post
- Travel documents and ID if flying