Mission Team Packing List

 Important things to note

  • There is very limited storage space for your clothing and items. You will have space under your twin bed and beside your bed for luggage/storage.
  • A summer at Wildwood is full of adventure so please bring items you are ok getting dirty in and moving comfortably in. Iowa summers get hot and humid!


  • Tank-tops that are two fingers wide. (no spaghetti straps)
  • T-shirts with appropriate logos/graphics/words.
  • Shorts (length: mid-thigh or longer)
  • Leggings (no leggings except for high ropes course, or under a dress/long shirt)
  • 1 pair of jeans for horseback riding
  • Swimsuit
    • Women: One piece/tankini with swim shorts
    • Men: swim trunks
  • A sweatshirt and rain jacket for any chilly mornings/rainy days
  • 1-2 pairs of closed toed shoes (tennis shoes) needed for horses and team building
  • (optional) 1-2 pairs of Chacos/Keens (sandals that have a secure heel strap)


  • Toiletries for showering and daily needs
  • Container for toiletries (shower caddy)
  • Sheets with blanket OR sleeping bag and pillow
  • 1 beach towel
  • 1 shower towel


  • Bible and Journal
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Watch
  • Alarm clock
  • Backpack

For Fun

  • Snacks
  • Hammock
  • Frisbee, favorite card game

Items in “Staff/Missions Only” Areas

  • Electronics (cell phones, laptops, tablets, etc.)
  • Personal food/snacks
  • Valuables
  • Flip-flops for shower shoes and to wear on the weekends. (Not allowed around property while students are here)


  • It is suggested that medications be brought in original pharmacy containers with a valid date and name.
  • All medication will be kept in the health care center.
  • A back up written prescription for each medication is suggested
  • Updated shots: flu, tetanus, etc. are encouraged.