We are very honoured and excited that you have decided to come to stay with us at the Wakenagun Youth Healing Lodge for the next 7 weeks.

To prepare for your stay, please pack 7-days (or a week’s worth) of the following:

Please ensure you are packing according to the season with appropriate outdoor clothing.

We have laundry machines available for you to use, so you will be able to launder your clothing while you are here. We will provide you with blankets and towels for your stay with us, but feel free to bring your own if you wish.


We can’t wait to see you!

Wakenagun Youth Healing Lodge Dress Code:

  • T-Shirts – No tank tops or shirts that expose shoulders, bra straps, chest, cleavage, back and biceps in the Healing Lodge or on outings
  • Tank Tops – With shoulder straps at least two finger widths wide on summer outings or for physical recreation
  • Long sleeved shirts, sweatshirts, and sweaters
  • No exposed bra straps, cleavage, or midriff
  • Shorts worn at waist or hip – no lower, and covering upper thigh
  • Jeans / Pants worn at waist or hip – no lower
  • Skirt length no shorter than mid thigh / end of fingertips
  • Logos on clothing – no profanity, no provocative sexual, racial, or gender statements, no alcohol labels, no drug labels.
  • Watches, rings, bracelets, neck chains – only those that cannot be used as weapons – no heavy amulets, rings, chains, studded watch straps etc. (in general, all chains should be easily breakable by pulling on them)
  • No bandanas
  • No hats at school, check-in, groups, or while preparing or eating breakfast, lunch, or dinner, or at meetings with the WYHL team
  • Slippers must always be worn in the Healing Lodge

Wakenagun Youth Healing Lodge

Items Not Permissible at the Healing Lodge:

  • Mouthwash, hairspray, hair gel, nail polish/remover, perfume, and aerosol spray or any item containing alcohol
  • Blow dryers and flat irons can only be used under supervision of a staff member
  • Any potentially dangerous objects (e.g., pocket-knives, matches or lighters) will be disposed of or sent home with parents. Items such as scissors, razors, tweezers, nail clippers, etc. are to be kept in the staff office and may be used at the discretion of WYHL staff
  • Tobacco products (i.e., cigarettes, snuff, etc.)
  • Cellular phones, pagers, cameras or iPods with a camera function
  • Money, debit cards, credit cards, etc. (Will be inventoried into an accounting log and given back upon discharge)

Please note: Items which were not taken with the youth following discharge or graduation are not the responsibility of the Wakenagun Youth Healing Lodge and will not be stored. If the youth wishes these left items to be returned, the guardian/youth will need to contact the Healing Lodge and arrange for the transport of these items at their own cost.