Student Equipment + Rental & Purchase Program

Kaylee RowingAt the Alzar School, students participate in a variety of outdoor environments, plus experience all four seasons in a single semester (due to traveling to the Southern Hemisphere for part of the semester).  Therefore, there is a quite an extensive equipment list, designed to help students enjoy the backcountry.  To help students and parents procure all of the equipment, the school has a rental and purchase program.  Below, you can find the entire packing list for students.  Items that can be rented from the Alzar School are indicated by a "*" and items that can be purchased through the school are indicated by a "#."  Rental/purchase prices for the upcoming school year are sent to enrolled students.

Academics

  • Bookbag or satchel
  • Notebooks, spiral binders, & lined paper
  • Engineering pad #
  • iPad 2 (or newer) with Wifi capabilities *
  • Bluetooth keyboard for iPad (optional)
  • Pens/pencils/highlighters/colored pencils/markers
  • iTunes account with $75 credit for required books & apps
  • Spanish/English dictionary
  • Graphing calculator (TI-83+ or similar)

Day-to-day Clothes

  • T-shirts (at leas one synthetic / quick dry)
  • At least one nice dress (young women)
  • At least one necktie (young men)
  • Fleece jacket for around campus
  • Shorts
  • Swimsuits
  • Belt
  • Collared shirts
  • Jeans
  • Khaki pants
  • Cotton hoody sweatshirt (optional) #
  • Underwear
  • Pajamas

Footwear

  • Lightweight socks
  • 5-6 pairs non-cotton socks
  • Dress shoes
  • Durable sandals with heel strap (optional)
  • Flip-flops (optional)
  • Thick socks for winter
  • Sturdy athletic shoes
  • Hiking boots
  • Lightweight shoes for indoor classroom use only
  • Snow boots *

General Outdoor Equipment

  • Lightweight, durable LED headlamp with batteries #
  • Ziplock bags (1 gallon size, 1 box)
  • Backpack (properly fitted, internal frame, minimum of 5000 cubic inches, with top pocket) *
  • Compression stuff sack for sleeping bag #
  • Full length sleeping pad (closed- cell foam or Therm-a-Rest with repair kit) *
  • Rain jacket with hood
  • Fleece pants
  • 2 water bottles (at least 1 liter in size and durable) #
  • 1-2 small stuff sacks (for organizing your things)
  • Heavy duty trash or contractor bags (3-5 bags)
  • Sunscreen
  • Sleeping bag *
  • 1-2 bandanas
  • 3 pairs expedition or mid-weight polypropylene or capilene
  • Rain pants *
  • Light weight synthetic hiking pants
  • Sunglasses with case
  • Camping spoon, fork, and knife #
  • Insect repellent (optional)
  • Camping mug for hot drinks #
  • Camping bowl #
  • Watch (waterproof, with alarm REQUIRED)
  • 2-3 non-locking carabiners #
  • Pocketknife with tools (e.g. Swiss Army Knife) or multi-tool (e.g. Leatherman)
  • Crazy Creek camp chair (optional, but recommended)

River Gear

  • Personal flotation device # *
  • Sprayskirt # *
  • Whitewater helmet # *
  • Long sleeve dry top # *
  • River shorts
  • 2 whistles #
  • 3 locking carabiners #
  • River shoes #
  • Kayak paddle # *
  • Mesh bag to carry paddling gear #
  • River knife #
  • 70’ rescue throwrope #
  • 15’ of one-inch tubular webbing #
  • Large dry bag with backpack straps (5000+ cu. inches) # *

Winter Clothing & Ski/Snowboard Equipment

  • Down winter coat
  • Snow pants *
  • Scarf or neck gaiter, fleece
  • Synthetic glove liners #
  • Ski helmet *
  • Fleece/wool beanie-style hat(s) #
  • Waterproof ski coat (shell) *
  • Sweaters
  • Additional fleece layers
  • Waterproof winter gloves #
  • Ski goggles *
  • Personal ski/snowboard equipment: boots, skis/board, poles (these will be rented from local resort at your expense) *

Yurt & Personal Items

  • Toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, feminine hygiene supplies, etc)
  • Bedding (for regular length twin bed, including blankets and/or comforter)
  • Towel and washcloth
  • Laundry bag
  • Alarm clock
  • Pillow with pillow case
  • Needed prescription and over-the-counter medications (in student’s name, in original packaging)
  • Prescription eye wear (glasses and contact lenses)
  • Over-the-counter medications

Miscellaneous

  • Musical instrument (optional)
  • Camera and battery charger (optional)
  • Sketching pad and pencils (optional)
  • Recreational equipment (Frisbee, hacky-sack, etc)
  • Books, deck of cards, other board games (optional)
  • Spending money
  • iPods, cell phones, and other portable electronic devices (these may be brought on the semester, but use may be restricted at specific times)
  • Leather work gloves (for community tasks like splitting wood)

Please DO NOT bring: 

  • Televisions
  • Desktop or laptop computers
  • Printers
  • Video gaming systems
  • Guns, bows, large knives, or other hunting equipment
  • Electric guitars, electric keyboards, drum sets, etc
  • Any illegal or offensive materials and substances