The Healing Lodge has a structured environment with expectations to keep all adolescents safe.

Please follow the expectations regarding what to bring and what not to bring for an adolescent’s stay.

Personal Care Items Are Provided by the Healing Lodge.

Do NOT Bring

  • shampoo
  • conditioner
  • lotion
  • lip balm
  • body wash
  • deodorant
  • dental floss
  • toothbrush
  • fingernail clippers
  • mouth wash
  • toothpaste
  • razors
  • shaving cream

Plan to Bring

  1. Clothing appropriate to the seasonal weather of the resident’s stay
  2. T-shirts, shorts, jeans/denim, athletic wear, and athletic shoes for working out/physical activity (seven days worth)
  3. Swimsuit or swimming shorts – used for sweat ceremony and offsite swimming year round
  4. Socks (seven pairs total)
  5. Underwear (seven total)
  6. Appropriate nighttime sleepwear
  7. Slippers
  8. Jacket
  9. Shoes (two pairs. One should be tennis or running shoes)
  10. For colder seasons, bring weather-appropriate outerwear, a warm coat, gloves, boots

Approved Miscellaneous Items

  1. Notebooks (no spirals)
  2. Pencils (regular and colored)
  3. Playing cards
  4. Coloring books

Items Not Allowed

  1. Hygiene products – the Healing Lodge supplies all hygiene products
  2. Electronic devices
  3. Cassette tapes, CDs, DVDs
  4. Make-up, nail polish, nail polish remover
  5. Food, gum, candy, beverages, etc. – the Healing Lodge supplies all meals and snacks
  6. Metal cans, ropes, sharp objects like needles, tacks, pins, staples, etc.
  7. Ink pens, glue, toxic marker pens, calligraphy pens, bottled ink
  8. Condoms
  9. Baseball caps/hats
  10. Magazines (books available on approval only)
  11. Razor blades, disposable blades
  12. Personal blankets, pillows and/or stuffed animals, etc.
  13. Jewelry (watches, necklaces, chains, rings, bracelets)
  14. If you have a tongue/nose/ear piercing, only bring what you are wearing

We strongly discourage youth from bringing any item that is of significant value. The Healing Lodge is not responsible for lost, stolen, or destroyed items.

Contraband Items

These items are NOT allowed at any time.

  • Illicit (nonprescription) drugs or alcohol
  • Prescription drugs not prescribed to you
  • Tobacco products, matches, lighters, or smoking paraphernalia
  • Weapons of any kind (determined by Healing Lodge staff)