What to pack?
Please refer to the kit list as sent through by How Stean Gorge.
What luggage is acceptable?
One large bag is acceptable and a backpack if needed.
What food can I send my child with?
Children will be given plenty of food whilst at How Stean Gorge. Food and drink should not be sent with children.
Can my child call me whilst on the residential?
A phone call will only go home if in the case of an emergency.
Will children be able to take mobile phones?
Mobile phones or any electronic device should not be taken. This will be checked and confiscated if found.
How about Medication? – please ensure your child has enough medication for the duration of the trip. You must have completed the administration of medication form so that staff are aware of dosage and timings.
What if there is an accident in the tents?
We will take a couple of spare sleeping bags in case of an accident – this is also another reason as to why children should not bring drinks.
How about washing?
Children will have the opportunity to wash – please make sure that the towel sent is sufficient for this.
Do I have to buy walking shoes?
Walking shoes are not essential but strongly advised. We have spoken to How Stean Gorge who advised that walking shoes are preferred but a pair of trainers with good grip will be okay, however children may get wet feet.
What are the sleeping arrangements?
Boys and girls will be seperated. Children will be in a tent with at least one of their friends as chosen by them.
How many of each clothing item should I pack?
Please follow the kit list and pack a couple of extra items of clothing, for example extra underwear and t -shirts.
Does my child have to complete all of the activities?
Children will not be forced to complete activities but having a go is strongly encouraged.