EXPLO Boston | Packing List

EXPLO Boston SUMMER PACKING LIST (1 of 2)

What to Bring Students attending EXPLO Boston as residential students are encouraged to use the following packing list to guide their preparations for the summer. If you have any questions about what to bring (or what not to bring) please feel free to contact us anytime.

Toiletries □ □ Shower caddy □ □ Shampoo □ □ Conditioner □ □ Soap/Body wash □ □ Deodorant □ □ Hair Brush/Comb □ □ Hair Bands/elastics

Clothing □ □ 7-10 T-shirts □ □ 7-10 shorts

□ □ 2 bathing suits □ □ 7-10 pairs socks □ □ 2-3 pairs tall socks (knee high socks) for Tall Sock Tuesdays □ □ 10-12 pairs underwear □ □ 2-3 pairs long pants/jeans □ □ 2 sweatshirts or longsleeve pullovers □ □ 4 sets of pajamas

Linens + Bedding □ □ 2-4 bath towels

□ □ Toothbrush □ □ Toothpaste □ □ Dental floss

□ □ 2 washcloths □ □ 2 pool towels □ □ 2 complete SETS of bed linens (flat sheet, fitted sheet, pillowcase) - sized Twin XL □ □ Pillow □ □ Blanket or Sleeping bag □ □ Small stuffed animal or comfort item

□ □ Glasses/Contacts/Solution □ □ Lotion-based Sunscreen □ □ Lotion-based Insect Repellent □ □ Personal medications, supplements, or vitamins (to be kept at Health Center)

□ □ Raincoat or poncho □ □ Lightweight jacket □ □ 1 dress-up outfit □ □ Bathrobe/Slippers

Footwear □ □ 1 pair of sneakers/closed-toe shoes □ □ 1 pair shower shoes/flipflops □ □ 1 pair sandals with ankle strap (e.g. Tevas, Keens) or waterproof shoes (e.g. Crocs) □ □ 1 pair comfortable dress shoes

Miscellaneous □ □ Sunglasses □ □ Swim Goggles □ □ Books or card games □ □ Sunhat or baseball style cap □ □ Reusable water bottle □ □ Box fan or oscillating fan for dorm room □ □ Clothes hangers (as necessary) □ □ Backpack/Bookbag for day use □ □ Extension cord □ □ Alarm clock

Optional Items □ □ Inexpensive or disposable camera □ □ Silly Costumes or Accessories (crazy hat, character onesies, tutu, cape, etc) □ □ Pre-addressed stationery and stamps □ □ Items for Student Talent Show (dance shoes, sheet music, instruments, costumes, etc) □ □ Sports Equipment (glove, racquet, etc; students may also borrow from EXPLO)

Notes • Laundry (standard wash and dry) is picked up on Thursday and returned on Saturday each week, not including Departure Weekends. Please avoid sending clothing that requires special cleaning procedures (hand-washing, hang dry, etc) and be mindful that students will spill things on their clothing but we are not set up to pre-treat stains. • Bed linens, pillows, and towels are not provided unless requested on the student application before the summer. All student bedding and linens are changed each week with the laundry. Students may not wash items in the dorm sinks or showers. • All belongings should be labeled with permanent market or labels. We do have a Lost and Found, and are often able to return misplaced items if they are clearly labeled!

• For safety, flip-flops are not permitted for use as daily footwear, but may be worn in the shower or at the pool. We highly encourage sneakers as students’ primary footwear. • Lotion-based sunscreen and bug repellent are provided by EXPLO for use by all students. EXPLO does not permit aerosol- based sprays. • Students will be responsible (with some assistance from staff) for packing their belongings at the end of EXPLO. Please pack items in a way that facilitates easy re-packing at the end of the session. An extra empty bag can be useful for overflow or bringing home projects. All luggage should be labeled with the student’s full name.

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