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Packing List

Here are some suggestions when packing to come to YWAM Lancaster!

Lecture Phase


  • 7-10 T-shirts: Also bring some you don’t mind getting dirty!
  • 3-4 pairs of shorts (depending on the season) Women: finger-tip length
  • 3-4 pairs of pants (depending on the season)
  • 2-3 sweatshirts/sweater
  • 8-10 pairs of socks
  • Undergarments
  • Modest bathing suit (for the spring quarter):
  • Men- No speedos
  • Women- One piece or tankini that covers the stomach with modest bottoms.
  • 2-3 church clothes/formal wear: For graduation, church, and celebrations!
  • Men- buttoned up shirt, nice pants, optional tie.
  • Women- dress, nice shirt/skirts. (Again, honor others and choose modesty!)
  • Shoes: Make sure to include a nice pair of shoes (to go with your nice outfit) and shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty.
  • Winter jacket (for the fall quarter)


  • Toiletries
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Passport (make sure it is valid longer than 6 months from the end of DTS)
  • Bedding for a twin size bed or sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Water bottle
  • Backpack (for classes)
  • Bible, journal, and pen
  • Any other supplies you think you’ll need for class


  • Sunglasses (sunscreen, depending on the season)
  • Hat
  • Electronics (be mindful that they are all brought at your own risk!)
  • Pictures to hang on your wall! (we suggest using wall tape or tack to hang them up)
  • Extension cord/power strips for 120 Volts (always comes in handy)
  • Laundry bag
  • Hobbies! (things you like to do in your free time, like instruments!)
  • Vehicle: Nice to have during free time, however, you will be responsible for gas money and maintenance
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Lancaster Weather

Spring: (March-May) Avg. Temp: 50°F / 10°C

Summer: (June-August) Avg. Temp: 75°F / 24°C

Fall: (September-October) Avg. Temp: 55°F / 13°C

Winter: (November-February) Avg. Temp: 35°F / 2°C

Outreach Phase

During Outreach, we will have a place to store things you do not want to take with you. So here is a list of things (adding to the things already in lecture phase) that will be nice to have for outreach! We will make many Walmart runs beforehand if you forget or don’t have room to bring all these things!


  • PASSPORT! (make sure it is valid longer than 6 months from the end of your school)
  • Bible and journal
  • Shower shoes (flip-flops), sneakers
  • Travel towel
  • Travel sleeping bag
  • Travel pillow
  • Hiking backpack: they are a lot easier to use on outreach, and you will only be allowed to take one checked piece of luggage (we recommend using a 50L-70L backpack)
  • Baby wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Tissues/toilet paper
  • Rain-jacket (depending where you are going)
  • Day backpack
  • Clothes that are modest to your outreach location (you can ask your outreach leaders, and then go shopping at Goodwill here before you leave!)
  • Extra space for souvenirs!
  • Cards/small games (for your layovers!)
  • Bug-spray
  • Outlet converter
  • Headphones (2 pairs if you have room)
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We do not recommend bringing any valuables (laptop, nice jewelry, etc.) on outreach since they would be at a bigger risk of getting stolen

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