Gear & Clothing Needs

Wilderness Kids Alexandria provides teenagers from under-resourced families in Alexandria opportunities to go hiking, climbing, paddling, and camping in nature. 

To achieve our mission, we must ensure our students are properly dressed for the elements and have all the gear we need to be safe, well-sheltered, and well-nourished in the outdoors. 

On the right, please find our current gear and clothing needs. We thank you for any items you can donate and want to note that we appreciate donations of gently used clothing and gear that still has significant useful life. Thank you!

To make a gear donation, please email Jerry@WildernessKidsAlexandria.org using the subject line "Gear/Clothing Donation."

Clothing List

  • Rain Jackets

  • Hiking Shoes, sizes appropriate to middle school students (e.g. size 3 to 9)

  • Wool or other warm hiking socks

  • Wool hats

  • Gloves

Gear List

  • 2-, 3-, or 4 person backpacking tents

  • Backpacking Stoves

  • 30 degree (or warmer) sleeping bags

  • Backpacks (internal frame, ideally 50-60 liter)

  • Insulated Sleeping Pads