Backpack Group Checklist

Your 'To Do' list for a Sonlight Backpack Trip

Planning For a Sonlight Backpack Trip

To organize your upcoming backpack trip:

Licensed by the State of Colorado as a youth camp, and permitted by the United States Forest Service, this includes what is required for those permits and licenses. 

  • Return the contract with $400 deposit to Sonlight Camp
  • Bring a check for the balance of your trip with you ($375 x # of participants – $400 deposit)
  • Return three forms for each camper and adult participant by May 15th (or a minimum of two weeks before your trip)
    • a completed health form
    • physical form
    • acknowledgement of risk form for each participant (including adults) to Sonlight
  • Provide a ‘what to bring’ list for each group member
  • Contact Sonlight at least one week prior to your trip with a total number in your group (including adults)

Links to forms you’ll need:


  • Physical Exam Form

    • To be completed by a Physician (MD), Physicians Assistant (PA) or Nurse Practitioner (NP) (sorry, state regulation only allows those 3 medical providers). Based on a physical exam within 12 months of camp
    • Required for all participants (including adults)
  • What To Bring List

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