Resources

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!

 

Click the links below to see the suggested gear lists for your trip! Make sure you remember to bring everything in the fall! Also, you can borrow equipment from the equipment room! Remember to request this gear on PeopleSoft when registering.

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 repack your items upon arrival –so don’t stress out too much when organizing your things.

 

  • WOOLF Gear List: Backpacking

    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!

    Mandatory

    • Expedition backpack (internal or external frame)
    • Sleeping bag (synthetic fiber/ or down filled bag – no cotton bags)
    • Sleeping pad
    • Rain jacket
    • Warm winter hat
    • Fleece jacket or wool sweater
    • 2 T-shirts
    • Lightweight long sleeve shirt (for sun and bug protection)
    • A pair of loose fitting pants (avoid 100% cotton such as jeans)
    • 1 pair of shorts
    • Underwear
    • Long underwear synthetic shirt (e.g. Under Armor)
    • Long underwear synthetic pants (e.g. Under Armor)
    • 2 pairs of wool or synthetic socks Lightweight winter gloves
    • 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 for WOOLF)
    • 1 pair of lightweight camp shoes (e.g. sneakers, Crocs)
    • Bandanna
    • Toothbrush & paste
    • Small flashlight or headlamp with new batteries
    • Labeled cup, bowl, spoon, fork (no glass!)
    • 3 water bottles (at least 1 quart each)
    • 1 pair of sunglasses
    • Chapstick
    • 2 large trash bags

    Optional

    • Rain pants
    • Fleece or wool pants
    • Small container of biodegradable soap (e.g. “Dr. Bonners soap”)
    • Small pocketknife (optional but helpful)
    • Whistle
    • Small container of insect repellent (some will be provided) Sunblock (some will be provided)
    • 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 Haley Lescinsky at [email protected] or any of the Student Directors (Skylar, Rob, or Emily).

  • WOOLF Gear List: Rock Climbing

    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!

     

    Mandatory

    • Expedition backpack (internal or external frame)
    • Sleeping bag (synthetic fiber/ or down filled bag – no cotton bags)
    • Sleeping pad
    • Rain jacket
    • Warm winter hat
    • Fleece jacket or wool sweater
    • 2 T-shirts
    • Lightweight long sleeve shirt (for sun and bug protection)
    • A pair of loose fitting pants (avoid 100% cotton such as jeans)
    • 1 pair of shorts
    • Underwear
    • Long underwear synthetic shirt (e.g. Under Armor)
    • Long underwear synthetic pants (e.g. Under Armor)
    • 2 pairs of wool or synthetic socks Lightweight winter gloves
    • 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 for WOOLF)
    • 1 pair of lightweight camp shoes (e.g. sneakers, Crocs)
    • Bandanna
    • Toothbrush & paste
    • Small flashlight or headlamp with new batteries
    • Labeled cup, bowl, spoon, fork (no glass!)
    • 3 water bottles (at least 1 quart each)
    • 1 pair of sunglasses
    • Chapstick
    • 2 large trash bags

    Optional

    • Rain pants
    • Fleece or wool pants
    • Small container of biodegradable soap (e.g. “Dr. Bonners soap”)
    • Small pocketknife (optional but helpful)
    • Whistle
    • Small container of insect repellent (some will be provided) Sunblock (some will be provided)
    • 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 Haley Lescinsky at [email protected] or any of the Student Directors (Skylar, Rob, or Emily).

  • WOOLF Gear List: Trail Crew

    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! - Work gloves will be provided.

    Mandatory

    • Expedition backpack (internal or external frame)
    • Sleeping bag (synthetic fiber/ or down filled bag – no cotton bags)
    • Sleeping pad
    • Rain jacket
    • Warm winter hat
    • Fleece jacket or wool sweater
    • 2 T-shirts
    • Lightweight long sleeve shirt (for sun and bug protection)
    • A pair of loose fitting work pants (Jeans, Carhartts, etc.)
    • 1 pair of shorts
    • Underwear
    • Long underwear synthetic shirt (e.g. Under Armor)
    • Long underwear synthetic pants (e.g. Under Armor)
    • 2 pairs of wool or synthetic socks
    • Lightweight winter gloves
    • Broken in and comfortable hiking/work boots (this is very important, make sure you’ve put some miles in—even if it’s just around the house! – before you arrive for WOOLF)
    • 1 pair of lightweight camp shoes (e.g. sneakers, Crocs)
    • Bandanna
    • Toothbrush & paste
    • Small flashlight or headlamp with new batteries
    • Labeled cup, bowl, spoon, fork (no glass!)
    • 3 water bottles (at least 1 quart each)
    • 1 pair of sunglasses
    • Chapstick
    • 2 large trash bags

    Optional

    • Rain pants
    • Fleece or wool pants
    • Small container of biodegradable soap (e.g. “Dr. Bonners soap”)
    • Small pocketknife (optional but helpful)
    • Whistle
    • Small container of insect repellent (some will be provided)
    • Sunblock (some will be provided)
    • 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 Haley Lescinsky at [email protected] or any of the Student Directors (Skylar, Rob, or Emily).

    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 Gear List: Canoeing

    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!

     

    Mandatory

    • Expedition backpack (internal or external frame)
    • Sleeping bag (synthetic fiber/ or down filled bag – no cotton bags)
    • Sleeping pad
    • Rain jacket
    • Warm winter hat
    • Fleece jacket or wool sweater
    • 2 T-shirts
    • Lightweight long sleeve shirt (for sun and bug protection)
    • A pair of loose fitting work pants (Jeans, Carhartts, etc.)
    • 1 pair of shorts
    • Underwear
    • Long underwear synthetic shirt (e.g. Under Armor)
    • Long underwear synthetic pants (e.g. Under Armor)
    • 2 pairs of wool or synthetic socks
    • Lightweight winter gloves
    • Broken in and comfortable hiking/work boots (this is very important, make sure you’ve put some miles in—even if it’s just around the house! – before you arrive for WOOLF)
    • 1 pair of lightweight camp shoes (e.g. sneakers, Crocs)
    • Bandanna
    • Toothbrush & paste
    • Small flashlight or headlamp with new batteries
    • Labeled cup, bowl, spoon, fork (no glass!)
    • 3 water bottles (at least 1 quart each)
    • 1 pair of sunglasses
    • Chapstick
    • 2 large trash bags

    Optional

    • Rain pants
    • Fleece or wool pants
    • Small container of biodegradable soap (e.g. “Dr. Bonners soap”)
    • Small pocketknife (optional but helpful)
    • Whistle
    • Small container of insect repellent (some will be provided)
    • Sunblock (some will be provided)
    • 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 Haley Lescinsky at [email protected] or any of the Student Directors (Skylar, Rob, or Emily).

  • WOOLF Gear List: Art In Nature

    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!

    Mandatory

    • Duffle bag or pack
    • Daypack
    • Sleeping bag (synthetic fiber/ or down filled bag – no cotton bags)
    • Sleeping pad
    • Rain jacket
    • Warm winter hat
    • Fleece jacket or wool sweater
    • 2 T-shirts
    • Lightweight long sleeve shirt (for sun and bug protection)
    • A pair of loose fitting pants (avoid 100% cotton, i.e. jeans)
    • Fleece or wool pants
    • 1 pair of shorts
    • Underwear
    • Long underwear synthetic shirt (e.g. Under Armor)
    • Long underwear synthetic pants (e.g. Under Armor)
    • 2 pairs of wool or synthetic socks
    • Lightweight winter gloves/mittens
    • 1 pair of broken in, sturdy, and comfortable shoes that you can hike in (this is very important, make sure you’ve put some miles in—even if it’s just around the house– before you arrive for WOOLF)
    • 1 pair of lightweight camp shoes (e.g. sneakers, Crocs)
    • Bandanna
    • Toothbrush & paste
    • Headlamp or small flashlight with new batteries
    • Labeled cup, bowl, spoon, fork (no glass!)
    • 2 water bottles (at least 1 quart each)
    • 1 pair of sunglasses
    • Chapstick
    • 2 large trash bags

     

    Optional

    • Small container of biodegradable soap (e.g. “Dr. Bonners soap”)
    • Small pocketknife (optional but helpful)
    • Small towel
    • Whistle
    • Small container of insect repellent (some will be provided)
    • Small container of sunblock (some will be provided)
    • Rain Pants

    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 Haley Lescinsky at [email protected] or any of the Student Directors (Skylar, Rob, or Emily).