Generic Gear List

Gear List

  • Hiking backpack (big enough to carry gear and food for 5 day trip) 45+ liters
  • Sleeping bag (average of 40 degrees Faren. At night)
  • Sleeping pad
  • Tent (if desired)
  • Camp Stove (to boil water for food)
  • Water purifier
  • Flashlight/headlamp
  • Insect repellant
  • Sunglasses
  • Jacket for night
  • Rain jacket/poncho
  • Daypack
  • Water bottle/bladder
  • Plate and/or bowl
  • Drinking cup
  • Utensils
  • At least two water bottles and a
  • bladder full of water
  • Heavy duty garbage bags (2)
  • Small Scriptures (phone will work)
  • Journal and pen
  • Personal Medication/personal toiletries

Optional Gear List


  • 20$ cash (For dinner after YWE is over)
  • Backpacking snacks
  • Small musical instrument
  • Whistle
  • Compass
  • Camera
  • Small pillow
  • Recreational items (Frisbee, hacky sack etc)

Personal Hygiene

  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Towel
  • feminine products
  • Makeup (VERY OPTIONAL)
  • Hair brush (optional)

(there will not be a time to bathe on this trip!) However we will be swimming most days

Medical Supplies

  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Sleeping pad
  • An inhaler if you use one
  • Any prescription medicine your doctor has prescribed
  • Antibacterial hand sanitizer or wet wipes
  • Epi Pen (if needed)


  • Anti-itch cream (Itch Stick, Bug Bites, etc.)
  • Anti-diarrhea medication (e.g. Imodium)
  • Upset stomach medicine (e.g. Pepto-Bismol)
  • Constipation medicine (e.g. Ex-Lax)
  • Cold medicine (e.g. Tylenol Cold, Nyquil, Dayquil, etc.)
  • Allergy medicine (e.g. Benadryl)
  • Band-aids Anti-bacterial cream (e.g. Neosporin)
  • Aloe Vera gel
  • Cough drops
  • Blister dressings


  • 2 pairs of pants/shorts (not denim)
  • 3 shirts
  • Modest sleep wear (shorts or sweats with a t-shirt work fine)
  • 4-6 pairs of socks
  • 4 pair of underwear
  • Hiking shoes (don’t bring brand new shoes that are not worn in)
  • Lounge shoes
  • Shoes that can get wet
  • Hat for sun
  • Bandana (optional)
  • MODEST swimwear (follow For Strength of Youth guidelines)

Gear Provided

All Food (except personal snacks)

Technical gear (if going on a trip with rappelling)

If you have any questions about the gear, or you don't have access to something on the list, please do not hesitate to call or send an email to [email protected]