What Not to bring!

  • Laptop computers – we strongly discourage students from bringing laptops
  • Portable DVD Players / Portable TV’s – we don’t want you sitting around project watching movies all day long
  • Game boys and game systems
  • More than one suitcase

What to bring!


  • All your support checks, organized, and tracking sheet
  • Social Security card, drivers’ license or passport
  • Health insurance card
    • If you don’t currently have health insurance, talk to Nick ASAP
  • First two weeks’ rent (about $400)
  • Transportation charge ($250)
  • Check Book – if you are paying rent

Normal packing:

  • Small bag for overnight on the way down
  • Duffle bag suitcases – they really help in packing
  • Storage cubes for storing your clothes at project
  • Sun screen and beach gear
  • 2 towels, one beach, one bath
  • Bible/notebook/pen/few good books
  • Footballs, Frisbees, soccer balls, games!

Girl Specifics:

  • 2-3 “snappy casual outfits for “nicer” group dates and church (try to have at least 1-2 that is not denim
  • ~ 10 - mix & match summer items (not too short shorts, tanks, skirts, capris, pants, other shirts, sun dresses)
  • T-shirts
  • Bathing suit(s) and bathing suit cover-up
  • Flip flops
  • Something light to sleep in
  • Pillow
  • Try to take no more than 3-4 pairs of shoes (sandals, flops, tennis, etc)
  • Ask around if other girls are bringing hair dryers, straighteners, curling, etc – no need for everyone to bring one
  • Shampoo – unless you need something particular, its nice to go in together with you room when you get to SC and purchase large bottles of Shampoo, conditioner, etc – no need to transport all that
  • Pack in crates, that you can stack up for a book shelf – so your storage containers become storage while at project

Guy Specifics:

  • Lots of T-shirts
  • 2 jeans, khakis
  • A few polo’s for snappy casual events like group dates
  • A few nice button-downs
  • Nice shorts / workout shorts

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