Here are a few tips on how to dress in order to get the most out of your Venture Center experience. Most training activities take place outdoors in open fields. Thus, anticipating the weather and dressing appropriately is your key to comfort since you may encounter strong sun, rain, shade or snow.
What To Wear
In hot weather, the formula is simple:
- Shorts or long pants and a t—shirt make up the basics.
(Lightweight pants are usually preferred on high elements. If you are not sure which you prefer, bring both).
- Sneakers or lightweight boots are required footwear.
(No open-toed shoes are allowed)
- Rain gear is absolutely essential if it looks like rain!
The key to cool and cold weather is a combination of the following:
- Layered clothing that includes a turtleneck, sweatshirt, wool sweater, long underwear, wool socks, and jacket lets you adjust what you are wearing as the level of activity and temperatures change throughout the day.
- A hat and gloves. A huge amount of body heat is lost through the head therefore a hat is essential to stay warm.
- Boots or shoes that keep your feet warm and dry. Waterproof boots make all the difference in rain or snow.
- Rain gear is absolutely essential!
- Here’s a cold weather tip: Wool and fleece are superb insulation materials. They will keep you warm even if soaking wet. Cotton becomes absolutely useless when damp, so if you anticipate wet or cold weather, wear wool, fleece socks and sweater.
What to Bring
- Medications, Inhalers, or bee sting kits (if allergic to bees).
- Water bottle for each student.
- Sunglasses, sunscreen, and bug spray.