What to Pack

Please do not purchase any gear that you don’t expect to use again after your WOOLF trip. We are committed to making the outdoors as accessible of a space as possible for those who are interested, and we will help you acquire all of the gear you will need for your trip, free of cost to you! After you register for a WOOLF trip, we will send information about borrowing equipment from WOC (Williams Outing Club) and you can also reach out to your WOOLF Leaders for assistance in finding gear from their friends around campus!

I know, I know… packing for college is stressful. What’s even more stressful? Packing for a WOOLF trip on top of your regular college stuff. But fear not! With our easy packing list and gear guide, your stress should vanish instantly. Just follow the dropdown to your specific trip

Make sure you remember to bring everything in the fall!

Below is a list and quick tutorial on how and what to pack to be prepared for the best orientation trip ever! Your loving WOOLF staff and instructors will help you repack your items upon arrival — don’t stress out too much when organizing your things.

 

  • The following is a basic list for an extended camping trip during the late summer in New England. The weather here can be variable, so be prepared for rainy or sunny days.

    Also be aware that the Williams Outing Club (WOC) is able to lend out a lot of gear. If you need some, please fill out the survey that came in the e-mail with your WOOLF trip assignment, and reach out to your Leaders with any questions you may have!

    WOOLF Personal Gear List: Backpacking and Trail Crew

    Mandatory

    • Expedition/backpacking backpack (internal or external frame)
    • Sleeping bag (synthetic fiber/ or down filled bag – no cotton bags)
    • Sleeping pad (foam or inflatable)
    • Fleece jacket, wool sweater, or puffy jacket (something to keep you warm!)
    • Rain jacket
    • 1 pair of broken in and comfortable hiking boots (this is very important, make sure you’ve put some miles in—even if it’s just around the house! – before you arrive)
    • 2 pairs of wool or synthetic socks
    • Underwear
    • 2 T-shirts
    • 1 pair of loose fitting pants (e.g. hiking pants, sweat pants; not cotton pants (e.g. jeans))
    • 1 pair of shorts (we strongly suggest non-cotton, hiking shorts or gym shorts are great)
    • 1 pair of lightweight camp shoes (e.g. sneakers, Crocs)
    • Small flashlight or headlamp with new batteries
    • Toothbrush & paste
    • Bowl, with spoon and fork, or spork (label with your name if possible; no glass!)
    • 3 water bottles (at least 1 quart each; reused sport drink or juice bottles work well)
    • Cup or mug (for hot drinks; no glass or ceramic!)
    • Warm winter hat
    • Lightweight gloves
    • Long underwear shirt for added warmth (non-cotton)
    • Long underwear pants for added warmth (non-cotton; leggings work)
    • 2 large trash bags

    Strongly Suggested

    • Lightweight long sleeve shirt (for sun and bug protection)
    • Bandanna
    • Sun hat or baseball cap
    • Whistle
    • Menstrual products

    Optional

    • Rain pants
    • Fleece or wool pants
    • 1 pair of sunglasses
    • Small container of biodegradable soap (e.g. “Dr. Bronners soap”; some will be provided)
    • Small pocketknife (optional but helpful)
    • Small container of insect repellent (some will be provided)
    • Sunblock (some will be provided)
    • Chapstick
    • Small towel

    All electronic devices are strictly prohibited. Trip leaders will have emergency cell phones. Feel free to bring a camera, notepad and pen, cards, or instrument not to exceed the size of a piano. Any questions or concerns? Email Kaleisha Towle at [email protected]

  • The following is a basic list for an extended camping trip during the late summer in New England. The weather here can be variable, so be prepared for rainy or sunny days.

    Also be aware that the Williams Outing Club (WOC) is able to lend out a lot of gear. If you need some, please fill out the survey that came in the e-mail with your WOOLF trip assignment, and reach out to your Leaders with any questions you may have! All specialty canoeing gear, i.e. paddle, lifejacket, will be provided for you! All specialty climbing gear, e.g. helmet, shoes, harness, will be provided for you!

    WOOLF Personal Gear List: *Rock Climbing

    Mandatory

    • Expedition/backpacking backpack or large duffel bag (little carrying with gear – duffle works fine if you don’t have a pack!)
    • Day pack (A medium-large bookbag works well. No draw string bags.)
    • Sleeping bag (synthetic fiber/ or down filled bag – no cotton bags)
    • Sleeping pad (foam or inflatable)
    • Fleece jacket, wool sweater, or puffy jacket (something to keep you warm!)
    • Rain jacket
    • 1 pair of broken in and comfortable hiking shoes
    • 2 pairs of wool or synthetic socks
    • Underwear
    • 2 T-shirts
    • 1 pair of loose fitting pants (e.g. hiking pants, sweat pants; not cotton pants (e.g. jeans))
    • 1 pair of shorts (we strongly suggest non-cotton, hiking shorts or gym shorts are great)
    • 1 pair of lightweight camp shoes (e.g. sneakers, Crocs)
    • Small flashlight or headlamp with new batteries
    • Toothbrush & paste
    • Bowl, with spoon and fork, or spork (label with your name if possible; no glass!)
    • 3 water bottles (at least 1 quart each; reused sport drink or juice bottles work well)
    • Cup or mug (for hot drinks; no glass or ceramic!)
    • 2 large trash bags
    • Warm winter hat
    • Lightweight gloves
    • Long underwear shirt for added warmth (non-cotton)
    • Long underwear pants for added warmth (non-cotton; leggings work)

    Strongly Suggested

    • Lightweight long sleeve shirt (for sun and bug protection)
    • Bandanna
    • Sun hat or baseball cap
    • Cup or mug (for hot drinks; no glass or ceramic!)
    • Whistle
    • Menstrual products

    Optional 

    • Rain pants
    • Fleece or wool pants
    • 1 pair of sunglasses
    • Small container of biodegradable soap (e.g. “Dr. Bronners soap”; some will be provided)
    • Small pocketknife (optional but helpful)
    • Sunblock (some will be provided)
    • Chapstick
    • Small towel

    *climbing shoes, harness, helmet, ropes, hardware provided !!

    All electronic devices are strictly prohibited. Trip leaders will have emergency cell phones. Feel free to bring a camera, notepad and pen, cards, or instrument not to exceed the size of a piano. Any questions or concerns? Email Kaleisha Towle at [email protected]

  • The following is a basic list for an extended camping trip during the late summer in New England. The weather here can be variable, so be prepared for rainy or sunny days.

    Also be aware that the Williams Outing Club (WOC) is able to lend out a lot of gear. If you need some, please fill out the survey that came in the e-mail with your WOOLF trip assignment, and reach out to your Leaders with any questions you may have! All specialty canoeing gear, i.e. paddle, lifejacket, will be provided for you!

    WOOLF Personal Gear List: *Canoeing

    Mandatory

    • Expedition/backpacking backpack or large duffel bag (little carrying with gear – duffle works fine if you don’t have a pack!)
    • Sleeping bag (synthetic fiber/ or down filled bag – no cotton bags)
    • Sleeping pad (foam or inflatable)
    • Fleece jacket, wool sweater, or puffy jacket (something to keep you warm!)
    • Rain jacket
    • 1 pair of broken in and comfortable hiking shoes
    • 2 pairs of wool or synthetic socks
    • Underwear
    • 2 T-shirts
    • 1 pair of loose fitting pants (e.g. hiking pants, sweat pants; not cotton pants (e.g. jeans))
    • 1 pair of shorts (we strongly suggest non-cotton, hiking shorts or gym shorts are great)
    • 1 pair of lightweight camp shoes (e.g. sneakers, Crocs)
    • Small flashlight or headlamp with new batteries
    • Toothbrush & paste
    • Bowl, with spoon and fork, or spork (label with your name if possible; no glass!)
    • 3 water bottles (at least 1 quart each; reused sport drink or juice bottles work well)
    • Cup or mug (for hot drinks; no glass or ceramic!)
    • 2 large trash bags
    • Warm winter hat
    • Lightweight gloves
    • Long underwear shirt for added warmth (non-cotton)
    • Long underwear pants for added warmth (non-cotton; leggings work)

    Strongly Suggested

    • Day pack (a small backpack comfortable for hiking, a school backpack will work fine)
    • Lightweight long sleeve shirt (for sun and bug protection)
    • Bandanna
    • Sun hat or baseball cap
    • Cup or mug (for hot drinks; no glass or ceramic!)
    • Whistle
    • Menstrual products

    Optional

    • Rain pants
    • Fleece or wool pants
    • 1 pair of sunglasses
    • Small container of biodegradable soap (e.g. “Dr. Bronners soap”; some will be provided)
    • Small pocketknife (optional but helpful)
    • Small container of insect repellent (some will be provided)
    • Sunblock (some will be provided)
    • Chapstick
    • Small towel

    *Canoes, paddles and life vests provided!!

    All electronic devices are strictly prohibited. Trip leaders will have emergency cell phones. Feel free to bring a camera, notepad and pen, cards, or instrument not to exceed the size of a piano. Any questions or concerns? Email Kaleisha Towle at [email protected]

  • The following is a basic list for an extended camping trip during the late summer in New England. The weather here can vary, so be prepared for rainy or sunny days.

    Also be aware that the Williams Outing Club (WOC) is able to lend out a lot of gear. If you need some, please fill out the survey that came in the e-mail with your WOOLF trip assignment, and reach out to your Leaders with any questions you may have!

    WOOLF Personal Gear List: Art in Nature

    Mandatory

    • Expedition/backpacking backpack or large duffel bag (little carrying with gear – duffle works fine if you don’t have a pack!)
    • Day pack (a small backpack comfortable for hiking, a school backpack will work fine)
    • Sleeping bag (synthetic fiber/ or down filled bag – no cotton bags)
    • Sleeping pad (foam or inflatable)
    • Fleece jacket, wool sweater, or puffy jacket (something to keep you warm!)
    • Rain jacket
    • 1 pair of broken in and comfortable hiking shoes
    • 2 pairs of wool or synthetic socks
    • Underwear
    • 2 T-shirts
    • 1 pair of loose fitting pants (e.g. hiking pants, sweat pants; not cotton pants (e.g. jeans))
    • 1 pair of shorts (we strongly suggest non-cotton, hiking shorts or gym shorts are great)
    • 1 pair of lightweight camp shoes (e.g. sneakers, Crocs)
    • Small flashlight or headlamp with new batteries
    • Toothbrush & paste
    • Bowl, with spoon and fork, or spork (label with your name if possible; no glass!)
    • 3 water bottles (at least 1 quart each; reused sport drink or juice bottles work well)
    • Cup or mug (for hot drinks; no glass or ceramic!)
    • 2 large trash bags
    • Warm winter hat
    • Lightweight gloves
    • Long underwear shirt for added warmth (non-cotton)
    • Long underwear pants for added warmth (non-cotton; leggings work)

    Strongly Suggested

    • Lightweight long sleeve shirt (for sun and bug protection)
    • Bandanna
    • Sun hat or baseball cap
    • Cup or mug (for hot drinks; no glass or ceramic!)
    • Whistle
    • Menstrual products

    Optional

    • Rain pants
    • Fleece or wool pants
    • 1 pair of sunglasses
    • Small container of biodegradable soap (e.g. “Dr. Bronners soap”; some will be provided)
    • Small pocketknife (optional but helpful)
    • Small container of insect repellent (some will be provided)
    • Sunblock (some will be provided)
    • Chapstick
    • Small towel

    All electronic devices are strictly prohibited. Trip leaders will have emergency cell phones. Feel free to bring a camera, notepad and pen, cards, or instrument not to exceed the size of a piano. Any questions or concerns? Email Kaleisha Towle at [email protected]

 

 

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