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UGA Cooperative Extension: Georgia 4-H: Environmental Education

Burton 4-H Center

What-to-Bring Checklist

Your child will have a wonderful, fun, learning experience regardless of the weather as long as he or she is prepared! Adjust this list to accommodate the weather and class selection.

  • Raincoat or rain gear
  • Sweater, sweatshirt or jacket
  • Daily change of clothes (Some days you may need additional outfits for marsh or surf sleuth)
  • Shoes (2 or 3 pairs): An old pair for the marsh and surf sleuth, and comfortable pair to keep dry. Please no flip-flops
  • Hat or cap
  • Pajamas
  • Bedding (sheets and blanket or sleeping bag)
  • Pillow
  • Towels (bring at least 2)
  • Toiletries - soap, toothbrush, washcloth, etc.
  • Bug Spray (Lotion or liquid insect repellent. Please do not bring aerosol or spray repellent.)
  • Sunscreen  (Please do not bring aerosol sunscreen.)
  • 2 large labeled plastic bags (for wet clothes)
  • Water bottle
  • Optional Items:
    Camera & film
    Bathing suit (To be worn under clothing. No swimming is allowed)
    Baggies for shell collections
    Money for Canteen ($1 bills and quarters, as we don’t give change anytime other than official canteen times)
    Eyewear strap

What-Not-to-Bring Checklist

  • Candy, gum or snacks
  • Knives
  • Fishing equipment
  • Fireworks
  • ALL electronic games or equipment                         
  • Curling irons
  • Expensive jewelry


  • Please limit luggage to one suitcase, backpack or duffel bag, plus one sleeping bag or bed roll.  Pack only old clothes suitable for outdoor use. 
  • Label all belongings. 
  • Only old clothes are needed.  New clothes may be ruined by heavy outdoor use! 
  • Multiple layers will keep your student warmer than a single heavy one. 
  • Do not send valuables! Burton 4-H Center is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

We hold classes in rain or shine (only lightning brings us in)
so pack accordingly and be prepared.