Prepare for Adventure

Be Prepared for the Adventure Centre

Are you attending an Adventure Centre event? That’s great! Here’s how to be prepared for your experience:

Required Forms

Before the start of your Adventure Centre experience, each adult or student participant in your group will need to fill out a medical information form and waiver of liability:

What to Bring

The Bulk of our programming is outdoors, so being properly prepared for the weather is a crucial part of being able to participate in your Adventure Centre experience. Keep in mind that the Adventure Centre has limited indoor/covered space to retreat from the elements. Clients should be prepared to spend the entire program outside regardless of the weather unless deemed hazardous.

Participants who require the use of inhalers, epi-pens, or other form of medication must bring those items with them on the day of the program.

Cold Weather Tips

Cold Weather

Footwear: Wet, cold feet are miserable and dangerous. The best option for your feet is warm and waterproof.

  • Insulated boots, hiking boots, and muck boots are all good options.
  • Athletic shoes, street shoes, and fuzzy shoes can be dangerous and cold.

Clothing: Please dress in layers and bring extra clothing.

  • Try to wear layers of wool and synthetic fleece. 
  • Avoid cotton hoodies, especially as a top layer
  • Heavy wool or synthetic socks. One or more sock changes are a must.
  • Jeans or corduroys layered over long underwear or tights is a good option. 
  • Wool or synthetic fleece are the best options. Cotton sweatshirts will not keep you warm enough.

Additional Needs:

  • Snow gloves, a warm hat, a thick warm jacket, hand warmers,
  • A backpack to carry your needs
  • Warm drink if possible
  • A bottle of water is still a necessity
  • Snacks to eat during breaks
Warm Weather Tips

Warm Weather

Footwear: Hiking boots and athletic shoes are great.  

  • NO open toed shoes, water shoes, crocs.  
  • It is important that your shoe is secure on your feet

Clothing: Please dress in layers and bring extra clothing.

  • Pants or shorts are acceptable. Please bear in mind that you will be in the woods for the majority of the day and pants provides more protection.
  • If you will be in a harness please wear longer shorts.
  • Wool or synthetic fleece are the best options. Cotton sweatshirts are not as warm.


Additional Needs:

  • A poncho, rain coat, or other waterproof jacket is worth bringing. 
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent
  • A backpack to carry your things
  • A water bottle that you can refill.
  • Snack to eat during breaks
Overnight Planning Tips

Overnight Planning

Whether you are staying in a tent, yurt, cabin, or Retreat Center please plan accordingly.

  • Sleeping bag / blankets; unless we are providing linens for you
  • Toiletries
  • Small towel, unless we are providing linens for you
  • Medications you may need
  • Pillow
  • An extra WARM layer; nights get chilly
  • Flashlight; not your phone.
  • Chargers for electronics; tents and yurts do not have electricity. 
  • NO food in tent/yurts Storage bin provided at campsite

Contact Pretty Lake Camp

Get more information on attending our free kids summer camp, or planning an amazing event at the Pretty Lake Adventure Center.

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