What To Bring


We hope the following list is helpful in preparing you for your stay with us. We suggest you pack for 5-7 days away from home. Make certain you include comfortable clothes. For example, sneakers and sweats are great. You’ll have liberal access to the laundry, so 1 or 2 bags should suffice.
See: How To Pack Your Luggage
Personal hygiene — Bring shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, razors, and other personal items. No products that contain alcohol, such as mouthwash and hairspray, are allowed

Comfortable clothing — Pack for approximately 5-days, including appropriate nighttime attire, i.e. pajamas, but do not bring suggestive or revealing clothing, or clothing that depicts alcohol, drugs, violence or sex. The clothing rule mandates adherence to the three B’s – no butts, no bellies, and no breasts (men included)

Comfortable walking shoes, flip-flops and/or slippers

Eye glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids

Hats, caps and sunglasses — Bring any protective wear you require in preparation for outdoor activities

Phone numbers, stamps, envelopes and addresses

Cigarettes — Do not bring cloves, cigars, or chewing tobacco. We will assist with smoking cessation if you would like to stop smoking

Insurance card and driver’s license

List of current medications, including dosage and instructions

All OTC medications must be new and unopened

  • Nicotine patches
  • Ibuprofen
  • Maalox
  • Melatonin


Items that former clients occasionally send for after arrival

Most common – An MP3 player

Moderately Common – Cigarettes

Less Common – Vape juice

Occasionally – Once in a while someone will have candy shipped in – stick to “Swedish Fish” and/or “Mike and Ike” – we can’t tell you how often a “Jolly Rancher” incident sent someone to the dentist


Items you should “not” bring

Psychactive SubstancesDO NOT BRING DRUGS or ALCOHOL. We’ve seen almost everything. So it’s more than difficult to sneak in anything. Furthermore, we give out bonuses to employees who find psychoactive substances, and we fine clients who bring in psychoactive substances. See: Drug Free Environment

Psychoactive Substances include – Illegal drugs, prescription medications, marijuana and alcohol

Electronics and communication devices – including cell phones, laptops, iPods, cameras, radios, CD players and TV’s – we do not allow clients to access the internet –

Books and other reading material – we have a well stocked library

Work materials – no nail guns, or tax returns – “Yup, it does happen.”

Jewelry – please leave Rolex watches and Louis Vuitton handbags at home

Cash, jewelry, and credit cards in excess of $20.00 will be kept in the office safe