What to Bring (CS)

What to Pack

Items provided by the Center include: bath towels, face towels, washcloth, linens, pillow, blanket.

Items to bring to camp:  laptop (notify the camp if you do not have one and we will get you one to use at camp), personal toiletries, flip-flops to wear in the shower, warm pajamas, layers of clothing (sweaters, jackets), bathing suit, footwear for a moderate hike (sturdy sandals, sneakers, or converse should be fine), personal writing/briefing materials (notebooks, pens, erasers, scissors and tape), any debate items (briefs, Aff cases, etc.), college essays you’d like comments on, flashlights, card games, books, cameras, and anything else that will be fun during free time. You may also want to bring some extra cash for snacks or miscellaneous items.

Mosquitoes are our common companions in Minnesota, so it is also wise to bring along bug repellant. Flashlights are strongly encouraged. We will have access to swimming areas, so bring a swimsuit and possibly a beach towel (center towels are small).  Daytime weather is generally warm, but you should bring a warm layer for evenings (fleece jacket or hoodie) and a rain jacket just in case.

Lodging

Students and staff will stay at the  Audubon Center of the North Woods in Standstone, MN.  Linens, a pillow and blanket, bar soap, and towels are provided. Camp includes dinner on August 5th, breakfast, lunch, and dinner on August 6-8th, and breakfast on August 9th.  Please be sure to indicate any dietary restrictions or preferences when you submit your acceptance package. You will be staying in dormitory rooms of 6-8 students per room.  Gender neutral rooms will be available.  There is ample opportunity for card games, music, and other night-time revelry. Students have a curfew of 10 pm each night, after which time students must remain inside the main dormitory building.  RA’s stay in the main dormitory building with the students and other staff members stay in an adjacent dormitory.

Who should I call if I have questions?

Leah Castella  415-640-8903
Christi Siver 206-529-7705

 Preparation for Airline Travel

  1.  Prior to leaving for the airport, confirm that your flight is on time (you can do this online or by phone).
  2. If you have access to the internet and a printer, you can print out your boarding pass 24 hours before your flight (do not worry if you cannot).
  3. Arrive at the airport at least one and a half hours before your flight is scheduled to leave.
  4. Make sure your luggage does not weigh more than 50lbs.
  5. Have some extra money (about $30) or a credit card because many airlines now charge for checked luggage.
  6. When going through security you will need a government-issued photo ID and you cannot bring sharp objects (scissors included) or any liquids over 3 oz.  Please note: students, even those under 16 years of age, must have a photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport.  Please contact us with any questions.
  7. Make your way to your assigned gate and see if you can locate any other students traveling alone (chances are they are going to camp).
  8. Stay close to the gate so you are sure to board on time.
  9. If your flight is delayed and you have a phone, call a camp staff member (numbers above) to give them warning (do not worry if you are delayed in the air).
  10. If you have a connection, travel to the next gate immediately after you get off the flight.
  11. When you arrive in Minneapolis make your way to the baggage claim to get your luggage.
  12. Look for people wearing WDI t-shirts and holding WDI signs
  13. If you do not see camp staff, give us a call
    1. Leah Castella  415-640-8903
    2. Christi Siver 206-529-7705
  14. Feel free to call us anytime from now until we meet you if you have any questions.

We cannot wait to meet you! If you have questions, please contact us.