February Vacation FAQ & Packing List

Tanglewood’s February Vacation Schedule:

Program runs from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM – Tuesday, February 20 – Friday, February 23, 2018.

Staff will meet participants at the main gate on Tanglewood Road and they will walk as a group about a mile to the lodge to start programming.  Please make sure participants have eaten a good breakfast and used the bathroom before they arrive in preparation for the walk!

All participants will spend most of the day outside so please make sure they are dressed appropriately (warm & in layers.)

In the event of inclement weather and the Tanglewood Office is closed, we will cancel the program for that day. If we cancel, there will be a message on the office voicemail (207.789.5868) by 7:00 AM.

Things to bring to camp:

  • Nutritious lunch and snack each day — we have a refrigerator! (Please do not pack nuts or nut products.) High energy foods such as trail mix, dried fruit, granola bars, and cheese are good choices that will help keep the body warm.
  • Warm clothes — dress in layers; we strongly recommend wool or synthetic materials — NOT COTTON — for all winter clothing items (especially socks, gloves, hats, and long johns)
  • Change of clothes (optional – in case first set gets soaked; cubbies are available to store extra items for the week)
  • Warm hats, mittens, scarves, etc.
  • Winter boots
  • Snow pants (no jeans)
  • Winter coat (ideally water resistant)
  • Day pack to carry lunch, etc.
  • Full water bottle

Other recommended items:

  • Scarf or neck warmer
  • Long johns — top and bottom (no more than 40% cotton)
  • extra gloves or mittens
  • extra hat
  • snowshoes (optional if you have them)

Please do not bring:

  • Anything electrical or electronic (MP3, cell phones, etc.)
  • Junk food like gum, candy or soda
  • Money or other valuables
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Pets

Why not cotton? In cold weather, cotton clothing can be dangerous because it soaks up sweat. When the body cools, sweat-logged, cotton clothes can freeze and/or increase the likelihood of hypothermia and frostbite. Wool and synthetic materials draw moisture away from the skin keeping you dry and warm. Layering clothing is also recommended.