Preparations - What to Bring

Preparing For Good Samaritan Campus
It is natural that some students (and parents) will have concerns about their involvement in the iD9 Country Experience. These concerns may relate to the nature of the activities, the communal nature of Campus living, the degree of fitness required to participate in the program or simply the amount of time spent away from home.

Parents can assist in preparing their sons/daughters for their time at the Good Samaritan Campus by reassuring them that all activities will be suited to the level that 14 and 15 year old boys/girls can cope with. Activities will certainly be challenging, but they will not place students in situations where they are required to engage in activities beyond their capabilities or strength. The emphasis will be on enjoyment and learning, with the ultimate aim of students feeling confident and capable in an outdoor environment.

Marking All Clothing and Equipment
There will be 28 students living in close proximity to each other for the three weeks at the Good Samaritan Campus. It is imperative that all personal clothing and equipment be identified with name tags.

Clothing and Equipment
Students are required to take all personal items home at the end of each week, therefore in order to reduce the amount of baggage that students are required to transport to the Good Samaritan Campus, there are two Clothing and Equipment lists, each one specific to either Week A or Week B.  We encourage students to only bring those items that are required for each week as this will make travelling on V/Line somewhat easier.

The following list is intended as a guide only.

Week A Clothing and Equipment List

Clothing

Waterproof jacket

1

Must be thigh length and preferably made from Gortex

Waterproof pants

1*

* These are optional, however it is advised that during the winter months these are included

Runners

1pr

Old runners preferable as they will get wet

Track pants

2

Preferably not cotton and made from synthetic materials

Work pants

1

For work around camp

T-shirts/collared shirts

3

 

Woollen/fleece jumpers

2

Do not bring cotton jumpers

Thick socks

4pr

Eg. Explorer socks

Synthetic socks

2pr

 

Underwear

5pr

 

Shorts

2pr

1pr that you can swim in

Bathers

1

(only required from October-May)

Sunhat

1

 

Beanie

1

Woollen or polar fleece

towel

1

1 bath towel

Thermal top and pants

1

Recommended especially for Terms 2 and 3

Rash vest

1

Useful for Kayaking/Canoeing

.

Equipment

Sleeping bag

1

Should be made from down or Dacron and of good quality. Should come in a small stuff sac or sac with compression straps. Needs to be 3-4 season for Terms 2 & 3 and 2-3 season for Terms 1 & 4.

Inner sheet

1

Cotton or silk for sleeping bag

Pillow case

1

 

Water bottle

2

Minimum 1 litre, wide mouthed (preferably 1.5 litres x 2)

Personal Kit

 1

To include personal medication (eg. Ventolin)

Toiletries

 1

Toothbrush, toothpaste, biodegradable soap, shampoo etc.

Plastic bags

2

Recycled shopping bags (to put wet personal belongings in)

Stationery

 1

Spirex notebook, pens, pencils and display folder

Day Pack

 1

Similar to size used at school (preferably not the College pack)

Torch and spare batteries

1

Required for night walk


Week B Clothing and Equipment List

Clothing

Walking boots

1pr

Must be worn in and comfortable for walking. (Do not bring elastic sided boots)

Waterproof jacket

1

Must be thigh length and preferably made from Gortex

Waterproof pants

1*

* These are optional, however it is advised that during the winter months these are included

Runners

1pr

Old runners preferable as they will get wet

Shorts

2pr

1pr that you can swim in

Track pants

2

Preferably not cotton and made from synthetic materials

Work pants

1

For work around camp

T-shirts/collared shirts

 3

 

Woollen/fleece jumpers

 2

Do not bring cotton jumpers

Thick socks

 4pr

Eg. Explorer socks/Bushwalking socks (do not bring cotton socks)

 Synthetic socks

 2pr

 (do not bring cotton socks)

 Underwear

 5pr

 

 Sunhat

 1

 

 Beanie

 1

 Woollen or polar fleece

 Towel

 2

 1 bath towel and 1 small towel for overnight walk

Thermal top and pants

 1

 Recommended especially for Terms 2 and 3

Rash Vest

1

Useful for Kayaking/Canoeing

 

Equipment

Sleeping Bag

1

Should be made from down or Dacron and of good quality.  Should come in a small stuff sac or sac with compression straps.  Needs to be 3-4 season for Terms 2 and 3 and 2-3 season for Terms 1 and 4.

 Inner sheet

 1

 Cotton or silk for sleeping bag

 Sleeping mat

 1

 Required for overnight bushwalk

 Pillow case

 1

 (Optional)

 Water bottle

 2

 Minimum 1 litre, wide mouthed (preferably 1.5 litres x 2)

Plate, knife, fork and spoon

 1

 Required for overnight bushwalk

 Mug

 1

Required for overnight bushwalk (an appropriate bush walking mug is recommended)

 Personal Kit

 1

 To include personal medication (eg.Ventolin)

 Toiletries

 1

 Toothbrush, toothpaste, biodegradable soap, shampoo etc.

 Hand sanitiser

 1

 Required for overnight bushwalk

 Plastic bags

 2

 Large garden tidy bags (to line pack with)

 Plastic bags

 4

 Recycled shopping bags (to put rubbish in)

 Stationery

 1

 Spirex notebook, pens, pencils and display folder

 Day Pack

 1

 Similar to size used at school (preferably not the College pack)

Torch and spare batteries

 1

 Required for night walk


Week C Clothing and Equipment List

Clothing

Walking boots

1pr

Must be worn in and comfortable for walking. (Do not bring elastic sided boots)

Waterproof jacket

1

Must be thigh length and preferably made from Gortex

Waterproof pants

1*

* These are optional, however it is advised that during the winter months these are included

Runners

1pr

Old runners preferable as they will get wet

Shorts

2pr

1pr that you can swim in

Track pants

2

Preferably not cotton and made from synthetic materials

Work pants

1

For work around camp

T-shirts/collared shirts

 3

 

Woollen/fleece jumpers

 2

Do not bring cotton jumpers

Thick socks

 4pr

Eg. Explorer socks/Bushwalking socks (do not bring cotton socks)

 Synthetic socks

 2pr

 (do not bring cotton socks)

 Underwear

 5pr

 

 Sunhat

 1

 

 Beanie

 1

 Woollen or polar fleece

 Towel

 2

 1 bath towel and 1 small towel for overnight walk

Thermal top and pants

 1

 Recommended especially for Terms 2 and 3

Rash Vest

1

Useful for Kayaking/Canoeing


 

Equipment

Sleeping Bag

1

Should be made from down or Dacron and of good quality.  Should come in a small stuff sac or sac with compression straps.  Needs to be 3-4 season for Terms 2 and 3 and 2-3 season for Terms 1 and 4.

 Inner sheet

 1

 Cotton or silk for sleeping bag

 Sleeping mat

 1

 Required for expedition

 Pillow case

 1

 (Optional)

 Water bottle

 2

 Minimum 1 litre, wide mouthed (preferably 1.5 litres x 2)

Plate, knife, fork and spoon

 1

 Required for expedition

 Mug

 1

Required for expedition (an appropriate bush walking mug is recommended)

 Personal Kit

 1

 To include personal medication (eg.Ventolin)

 Toiletries

 1

 Toothbrush, toothpaste, biodegradable soap, shampoo etc.

 Hand sanitiser

 1

 Required for expedition

 Plastic bags

 2

 Large garden tidy bags (to line pack with)

 Plastic bags

 4

 Recycled shopping bags (to put rubbish in)

 Stationery

 1

 Spirex notebook, pens, pencils and display folder

 Day Pack

 1

 Similar to size used at school (preferably not the College pack)

Torch and spare batteries

 1

 Required for evenings while on expedition

 

Mobile phones, iPads/iPods may be used on the train travelling to and from the Good Samaritan Campus, but they must be handed to staff on arrival.
 

 What Thomas Carr College provides

  •  Tent
  • Stove
  • Bushwalking pack
  • Helmets for Canoeing/Kayaking and Mountain Bike Riding

What to leave at home

  •  Electronic games
  • Junk food (includes drinks, sweets etc.)
  • Money (not required) 
  • Doona (sleeping bags will be used in rooms)
  • Knives and pocket knives
  • Hair Straighteners