Wild Kids Packing List


  • Plastic bag for muddy shoes
  • Old sheet or towels for muddy kids


WHAT WILD KIDS need for weekday hikes:

  • Day pack (small backpack)
  • Rain jacket
  • Shoes that you don't mind getting muddy
  • Clothes that can get dirty (we encourage long pants to protect from the ever vigilant mosquitoes!)
  • Plastic bag (grocery)
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, hat
  • Insect repellant 
  • Snacks
  • Wild journal (for 3rd grade and above)
  • Writing implement
  • A positive attitude and open mindset!
  • Optional: Camera, Binoculars, Compass, First Aid Kit (Our Wild Guides carry First Aid Kits, but some kids like to carry their own. If your child brings a First Aid Kit, it should only include basic wound care: bandaids and antibiotic cream.)
  • Wild Art Participants: Wild Art Journal for sketches and scrapbooking
  • Wild Art Participants: Wild Art Box: Include an assortment of the following: pencils, erasers, colored pencils, markers, roll of scotch tape, small bundle of string, a glue stick, small scissors, water color (optional), 2-3 paint brushes that can get dirty

What you need for weekend Hikes:

  • Everything that you bring on weekday hikes
  • A lunch
  • Two full water bottles
  • Garbage bag to carry out trash found on the trail 

what you don't need (Ever):

  • iPod
  • Electronic games
  • Slippers
  • Nice clothes that you really care about keeping clean
  • Brand new shoes
  • An enormous backpack
  • Moans, groans or phones (seriously, no cell phones*)

    *If your child has a cell phone, he or she may keep it in his or her school backpack and get it after the hike. Our Wild Guides carry phones for communication with parents.