Whether you are a pack in advance or a late into the night before kind of person, here’s a list of items, unique to Kidney March, that you’ll want to remember to throw in your duffle bag. And a quick note about that duffle bag, you will be allowed one gear bag weighing up to 18 kg including the weight of your sleeping bag and sleeping pad or air mattress. Pads and air mattresses should be packed inside or securely fastened to your gear bag. Be sure to pack your clothing and sleeping bag in a plastic bag in case of rain. We recommend a large backpack or duffel bag, not a suitcase. And please attach your luggage tag (that you’ll receive at Day Zero) to the outside of your bag.
The Must Haves:
Kidney March T-Shirt
Go ahead wear it to Opening Ceremonies. You’ll earn another one over the weekend to wear to Closing Ceremonies.
Kidney March Name Tag
You’ll get this on Day Zero. Please wear it. We want to get to know you. Plus there is all kinds of important and helpful information inside your name tag booklet.
Preferably two pairs of worn-in shoes you have been alternately training in.
Pack one for water and one for Gatorade to keep you fueled while on the road. There will be Kidney March water bottles available for purchase at the Day Zero Store and at the General Store at camp.
Lots of moisture wicking socks!
Whatever the Weather:
Hat, cap and/or visor
Mitts and toque for those chilly mornings
To Keep on Marching and Crewing:
Petroleum jelly or Body Glide
Then there’s camp:
Washcloth, towels and toiletries
Flashlight and extra batteries
Roll or pad for tent floor
And the fun stuff:
Yes, you read that right. Get ready to say OPA at Kidney March’s Greek night. Pack your toga or Laurel Leaf Headband.
Costumes, cow bells, funny hats, and noise makers
Anything really that you can think of to make marching and crewing a blast.