Thanks for thinking of joining us on this amazing trip, we can’t wait to be with you on the river.
This is a general list of items you should consider bringing. A complete list for your trip will be included with your information packet.
A government-issued photo ID is required for flights at start and end of trips for those 18 and older
Quality two-piece rainsuit with hood, not a poncho (Frogg Toggs®, made of paper of all things, are inexpensive and seem to work well.)
Quart/liter plastic water container, with carrying strap or belt attachment for hiking. I personally like something like a “CamelBaK®”. It free’s my hands up during the hikes and is easy to carry.
Fleece-lined jacket or fleece sweatshirt
At least 1 pair long pants (light-weight, fast-drying material for sun protection)
Swimsuit or 1 pair fast-drying shorts for every other day (or you can wash them in the river)
At least 1 long-sleeve shirt for sun protection1 shirt for each day (or you can wash them in the river)
Undergarments and socks, as needed
2 pair shoes, tennis/athletic or river-type sandals
Bandanna, for keeping glasses clean
Hat, with a retention strap and good brim for sun protection
Suggested Personal Items
Personal hygiene products – toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, soap and shampoo, shaving kit, baby wipes, and feminine hygiene products
Medication or personal first aid items
Small towel and washcloth
6 1-gallon size Ziploc bags, for storing wet items and keeping things dry
Small flashlight or headlamp with spare batteries
Backup pair of prescription glasses
Sunglasses with retention strap (consider a spare pair)
1 small can insect repellent per family
Sun protection – 1 or 2 bottles of sunscreen and 1 or 2 tubes of Chapstick
1 bottle hand lotion/moisturizer
Money for gratuities at end of trip and small purchases before or after the trip
Optional Personal Items
Camera and/or waterproof camera, with lots of memory storage and spare batteries
Fanny pack or small backpack, for hikes and storing things on raft
Grand Canyon River Guide Book – highly recommended by past guests
(available at www.raftarizonastore.com under Gear and at the Marble Canyon Trading Post)
Small pillow or pillowcase (to put over the supplied pillow)
Small packs of Kleenex in a Ziploc
Book, playing cards, Frisbee, etc.
Small musical instruments (Please call Jon,(928) 251-3001 for guitar information if you want to bring yours)
I really do look forward to being on the river with you. You can contact me if you have any questions at: email@example.com or call me at 1-800-552-HOPE.
Carl Kerby is an inspiring, motivating and highly respected Christian speaker. With more than 20 years of ministry experience, Carl shares his extensive knowledge and understanding of God’s creation in his presentations, outreach events, books and other resources as the President and founding board member of Reasons for Hope, Inc.