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Tropical Leaves

Clothing Guidelines

Our program is 100% outdoors all year round so it is important to dress your child appropriately for the weather

Above 80°F

  • T-Shirt
  • Light Long Pants/Leggings
  • Thin Socks and Closed-Toe Sneakers
  • Hat and Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect Repellant

Between
65-80°F

  • T-Shirt
  • Light Long-Sleeves, Jacket, or Pullover
  • Light Long Pants/Leggings
  • Rain Jacket and Rain Pants
  • Thin Socks and Closed-Toe Sneakers
  • Hat and Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect Repellant

Between
50-65°F

  • Long-Sleeve Shirt
  • Medium-Weight Jacket, Pullover, or Hoodie
  • Long Pants/Leggings
  • Rain Jacket and Rain Pants
  • Medium-Weight Socks and Rubber Boots
  • Lightweight Gloves (Knit or Fleece)
  • Lightweight Winter Hat (Knit)

Between
40-50°F

  • Long-Sleeve Shirt
  • Medium-Weight Jacket, Pullover, or Hoodie
  • Heavy Coat
  • Thick Long Pants with Base Layer Underneath
  • Rain Jacket and Rain Pants
  • Thick Wool Socks and Rubber Boots
  • Lightweight Gloves (Knit or Fleece)
  • Waterproof Heavy Gloves/Mittens
  • Heavy Winter Hat (Wool or Fleece)
  • Neck Gaiter

Below 40°F

  • Long-Sleeve Shirt with Base Layer Underneath
  • Medium-Weight Jacket, Pullover, or Hoodie
  • Thick Long Pants with Base Layer Underneath
  • Snowsuit or Heavy Jacket + Bibs
  • Thick Wool Socks and Snow Boots
  • Lightweight Gloves (Knit or Fleece)
  • Waterproof Heavy Gloves/Mittens
  • Heavy Winter Hat (Wool or Fleece)
  • Neck Gaiter

​Other Clothing Tips:

  • Layering is key! If your child gets too hot, they can always remove layers.
  • Children’s needs throughout the day are unpredictable and the weather can be variable, so always error on the side of caution and send more items in your child’s backpack.
  • Temperatures in Fall feel colder because we are acclimated to Summer, and temperatures in Spring feel warmer after Winter. So, the same temperature can require different clothes in Fall vs. Spring.
  • In very cold temperatures, wool is best as a base layer but polyester is also a good choice.
 
  • No denim jeans – they are not warm and are uncomfortable and difficult to remove if they get wet.
  • Children must wear closed-toe shoes, even in hot weather.
  • Children should wear pants, even in hot weather, to protect from bugs and underbrush in the forest.
  • Dress your children in clothes they can get dirty, and always pack a spare change of clothes.

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