The "What to Bring" List

Stuff to Bring

  • Swimsuit
  • Shorts
  • Sandals (not flip-flops), water shoes, or tennis shoes.
  • Cap with brim
  • Sunglasses and strap for security
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm w/ sunscreen
  • Drybag* to keep things dry and secured to your craft (towel, camera, sundries)
  • Cooler (not styrofoam) with plenty of water/juice/pop, and snacks/food
  • Rope to secure cooler and other items to craft.
  • Field Guides, binoculars (and Drybag* to keep them dry and secure to your craft)

If there's a chance for rain or cooler temperatures, also bring

  • A change of extra clothes in your Drybag * (preferably synthetics rather than cotton)
  • Rain jacket/poncho
  • Fleece jacket or vest (quick drying and warm when wet)


  • Styrofoam
  • Glass
  • Water balloons
  • Firecrackers

*If you do not have a Drybag, PRPC has a large selection of quality, very affordable ($10 and up) Drybags for sale in our office/campstore.