What to bring

It is very important to read this list carefully. You will be expected to bring everything on the essential list. Please be aware that we will not have access to Dechen Chöling tents, supplies or bedding, which would have been provided to Youth Retreat participants in past years.


  • Tent
  • Inflatable mattress, camping bed or cot
  • Sleeping bag
  • Extra blanket
  • Mess set: plate, bowl, spoon, knife & fork (or chopsticks), cup, small towel
    You will be responsible for the care of your own dining ware, know where you put it, remember to clean it between meals
  • Water bottle
  • Good outdoor-shoes/boots
  • Long pants
  • Warm clothes
  • Raincoat or poncho
  • Rubber boots /Rainboots
  • Towel
  • Lamp/Flashlight
  • Suncream


  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  • Biological soap and shampoo
    We will shower outdoors, help us not to pollute our environment
  • Usual toiletries
  • Pillow
  • Pocket knife
  • Hat
  • Small backpack
  • Basic first aid supplies: band-aids, burn cream, disinfectant, tweezers
  • Pen and notebook
  • Sunglasses
  • Extra socks


  • Bunting, decorations, LED lighting
  • Musical instruments
  • Cameras
  • Fun costumes
  • Art supplies
  • Camera