What to Bring

Your Retreat Packing List

We’ll be spending time both indoors and out in nature, and we invite you to dress appropriately for the season to stay comfortable, warm, and dry. There’s no dress code and most guests wear their “retreat-casual”.

If you are missing any items please notify your facilitators. We have extras of most gear.

We highly encourage bringing a surprise to share with other guests – this might take the form of a game or activity, an instrument/song/poem, or a tasty treat.

Clothing & Essentials:

Outdoor Gear for Summer Retreats (May to September)

In the summer, be prepared for warm days, cool nights, and potential rainfall. In addition to the clothing & essentials listed above, we encourage bringing:

  • Sun hat and Sunglasses
  • Water shoes or sport sandals
  • Sunscreen & lip balm
  • Rain jacket & boots
  • Insect Repellant: DEET-free and in a non-aerosol container. We recommend natural repellent featuring Lemon Eucalyptus. The best defence against bugs (especially in May/June) is long sleeves and pants, or a mesh bug jacket.

Outdoor Gear for Winter Retreats (January to March)

Extra padding, warm layers, and good winter boots are the secret to staying warm and dry in the cooler months. In addition to the clothing & essentials listed above, we encourage bringing:

  • Wool or fleece sweater for layering
  • Long johns, thermal/fleece/wool under-wear, or an extra layer of tights
  • Waterproof outer-layer pants, or ski/snow pants
  • Warm winter coat
  • Winter boots that will keep your feet warm & dry during snowy adventures.
  • Face and neck protection from the cold
  • Extra socks (wool is best)
  • 2 warm toques
  • 2 pairs of warm gloves or mittens
  • Skates, if you have them – we have only limited sizes available.

What not to bring: