The intent of this packing list is to get you started thinking about what you will need to bring with you to Alaska. Keep in mind that we do have Walmart, Target, SAMS and COSTCO all within the local area. So don’t think you have to pack that heavy bottle of shampoo or conditioner if it’s going to cause you to pay an overweight charge when you check your bag.
When packing your clothes please be conservative. Low cut shirts, tight revealing shorts and short skirts will be a distraction to the people we are trying to minister to. T-shirts with offensive logos are not appropriate. What’s offensive? If you have to ask it is probably offensive –leave it at home. Ragged jeans are in style today but please if this is your style keep it tasteful. If the holes in your jeans expose your undergarments they are not appropriate. Your appearance does matter. You want to represent well yourself, your church and FIREWEED MINISTRY Park Ministry.
Here are some items to consider packing:
- Bible – Today many people rely on electronic Bibles. I almost never use my paper Bible when I’m studying or going to church. However, when you are sharing with kids in the park it is so valuable to have the Word of God in written form to hold and point to.
- Notepad & pens/pencils – You will want to journal some of the highlights of this week as God teaches you through your service.
- Clothes you can layer
- Light Jacket
- Long Sleeve Shirts
- Short Sleeve Shirts
- Hat / Gloves – This may seem ridiculous but there are times you will need them.
- There are some mornings the temperature may be down in the 40s (especially in June when it rains) and by the afternoon the temperature is in the 70s. That does not sound hot but with our angle to the sun during the summer 70 degrees will cook you when you are in the park all afternoon.
- Summer Clothing – Shorts and short sleeves
- Rain Jacket – You definitely want to be dry on those rainy days.
- Comfortable Shoes for all day in the park
- You don’t necessarily need to bring hiking shoes but make sure the shoes you bring have good traction and secure well for other activities you will want to do in the evening.
- If your team or members of your team choose to do one of the hikes with us please bring light hiking shoes for that event (especially if you choose to do the Crow Pass Hike with us.
- Mosquito Repellent – The mosquitos here are BIG!
- Sun Protection – You will be outside all day and this will be a life saver. You can buy it locally at but if you have a favorite bring it.
- Camera – You are going to see some of the most amazing mountains you’ve ever experienced and you will want to have the camera ready if we have a chance moose or bear sighting.
- Backpack or Small Tote Bag – This will be helpful to carry daily supplies you will need in the park as well as any hikes we go on.
- Identification or Passport – make sure you bring something with your picture on it.