• Your favourite comfortable casual clothes

  • One or two slightly dressy outfits for events such as the design project conference, Open Day and Banquet (some will bring a suit, pantsuit or dress, others will be "business casual"; bring whatever makes you comfortable!)

  • Outerwear (light jacket, raincoat)

  • Warm clothing (sweaters, hoodies…)

  • Underwear and sleepwear

  • Swimwear

  • Hat (to protect from sun/rain)


  • Comfortable shoes for indoor and outdoor walking

  • Shoes for business attire

  • Athletic shoes (running, court…)

  • Sandals, flip-flops or water shoes

Personal Items

  • Toiletries (soaps, shampoo, toothbrush/paste)

  • Prescribed medications

  • Personal medicines or medical supplies

  • Personal identification

  • Health card and health insurance card

  • Beach Towel(s)

Outdoor Equipment

  • Sleeping bag

  • Small backpack

  • Water bottle

  • Insect repellent

  • Sunscreen

  • Flashlight

  • Sleeping mat/yoga pad

  • Hiking boots (if you already have them)


  • Laptop/notebook/tablet/smartphone/camera (optional)

  • Memory stick/Data stick

  • Musical instruments (along with sheet music)

  • Pens, pencils or other writing materials to write, draw, record ideas, and make notes

  • Clothes hangers

  • Pocket money


What not to bring?

Strongly scented products: SHAD Mount Allison is a fragrance free environment because of allergies of SHADs and staff. Please leave perfume and cologne at home


How much money should I bring?

You do not need any money except for sufficient funds to pay for the transportation to and from the program, if you are not planning on catching the shuttle bus. There are no additional mandatory expenses. All of the outings, meals, and special events are covered by the program. Shads will have an opportunity to purchase custom designed items such as a t-shirt and sweater (approximately $50) to commemorate their SHAD experiences. You may want money for things such as snacks occasionally or for souvenirs from some of the places we visit.


We advise against bringing large amounts of money or other valuables (expensive jewelry and watches). There is no need for such items, and we cannot accept responsibility if they go missing.