What to Bring for the Adolescent Residential Program
Below is a list of items to bring and to leave at home. If there are items not included on the list that your loved one wants to bring, ask the admissions staff.
Please limit your luggage to one bag of no more than 40 pounds.
Most personal items, including but not limited to toiletries, personal grooming items, and school supplies, may not be kept in the patient room and will be kept in a designated staff closet.
At minimum, residential clients must bring a 7-day supply of each prescribed medication with them to the admission appointment. Clients are encouraged to bring the entire supply of prescribed medications you currently have on hand. All medications must be in their original bottles or packaging. After the admissions appointment, all client medications will be kept in the locked medication room in the staff office.
Skyland Trail provides personal hygiene products such as shampoo, soap, toothpaste and deodorant. Clients may bring their own products if they prefer.
No glass containers are permitted, and liquids (e.g. shampoo, conditioner, lotion, etc.) should be in plastic bottles of no more than 6 oz. each. Consider filling a few travel sized bottles from a larger container.
Clients may not bring razors, tweezers, scissors, flossing sticks, or other sharps. Do not bring mirrors or any cosmetic cases with mirrors.
Please do not bring shavers, hair dryers, or curling/flat irons. Hair dryers will be available, and Skyland Trail will provide hair remover cream.
Masks are required while indoors in any space occupied by more than one person. Masks must be procedure or surgical masks and be worn correctly to cover the nose and mouth. N95 or KN95 masks may be worn but are not required. Adolescent patients may not have masks that contain a wire or metal strip. Cloth masks may be worn over a procedure mask if you choose, but cloth masks may not be worn alone.
Clients are encouraged to pack and wear comfortable clothing. Daily activities include working with art materials, working with plants and nature in horticultural therapy, and participating in sports and fitness activities. Please do not bring more than a 7 day supply of clothing as storage is limited.
We provide washers, dryers and detergent for residential client use. Clients are responsible for washing their own clothes. Laundry baskets are provided.
Clothing should be appropriate and should cover the chest, torso, buttocks, and undergarments. Shoes and undergarments (bras, underwear, boxers, etc.) must be worn at all times outside of client private rooms. Temperatures vary in different environments, so sweaters, sweatshirts or light jackets may help you feel more comfortable.
Clothing items that are specifically prohibited include, but are not limited to:
- clothing with offensive language or that promotes or depicts drugs, alcohol, tobacco, drug paraphernalia, violence, or hate speech
- tops that expose the midriff or torso including halter tops, crop tops, or shirts with open sides
- tops that expose undergarments
- low cut or open tops that expose the chest (male and female)
- pants, shorts or skirts that expose undergarments or buttocks
- sheer or see-through clothing
- pajamas or nightclothes outside of private client rooms
- shoes that lace up past the ankle, belts, steel-toed boots, and pumps with heels more than 1/2" (due to safety concerns)
- underwire bras (due to safety concerns)
Skyland Trail staff may ask a client to adjust his or her attire if a particular item or style of dress conflicts with treatment goals and activities. Staff may remove or limit access to specific clothing items not described above that are identified as a safety concern.
Undergarments: Note that daily activities include exercise and sports. Clients who wear bras should consider packing supportive sports bras or activewear bras for daily wear to ensure comfort. Underwire bras are not permitted.
Jewelry: Please do not bring jewelry. Clients may wear studs for current ear piercings (value of $50 or less). Ear gauges and other piercings are not permitted.
Acrylic Nails: No acrylic nails are permitted. Please remove acrylic nails prior to your admission appointment.
What You Need for School
Clients will continue academic work while in treatment. Please bring what you need to complete your school work, including text books, workbooks, notebooks, agenda/organizers, etc. Please bring a list of passwords and login information for online classrooms or learning programs. In adherence with our program's device-free policy, please do not bring personal laptops, chromebooks, or tablets. Computers are provided in the education lab. If a school-issued device (like a chromebook) is required for completing school assignments, you can bring the device to your admission appointment; it will be collected and stored in the learning lab for use during academic hours. Please ensure that the school-issued device is tagged or labeled with the client's name.
Please do not bring:
- spiral-bound notebooks unless it is a required text book. Skyland Trail will provide notebooks and journals.
- pens, pencils, colored pencils, markers. Skyland Trail will provide these items.
Stay hydrated! Bring a small water bottle to carry with you.
Decorative Items for Room
Note that nothing can be nailed to the wall. Clients may bring copies of photos. Photo frames should not contain glass. Please limit to one stuffed animal or plushie. Please do not bring pillows or blankets. Please do not bring anything valuable or irreplaceable. Please do not bring live plants or cut flowers.
About Musical Instruments & Art Supplies
Clients are limited to one small instrument. The instrument may not be kept in the client's room. Drum sets and keyboards are not permitted due to size. Clients will have access to several instruments in the music room during music therapy times.
Clients may bring coloring books and crayons. Please do not bring pencils, pens, colored pencils, markers, paints, canvasses, knitting and crocheting materials, ink, body paint, or body markers. Clients will have access to the art room and a wide range of art materials from paints to ceramics during art therapy groups and during some evening hours.
What NOT to Bring
Smartphones, Tablets, and Devices
The adolescent program is device free. Please leave phones, tablets, gaming systems, laptop computers, kindles and ereaders, smart watches, Fitbits and fitness trackers, and other devices at home. If a school-issued device (like a chromebook) is required for completing school assignments, you can bring the device to your admission appointment; it will be collected and stored in the learning lab for use during academic hours. Please ensure that the school-issued device is tagged or labeled with the client's name.
Rooms are fully furnished, and there is little room for extra pieces.
Cash and Valuables
Cash and credit/debit cards and other items of value should not be brought to Skyland Trail.
Alcohol, Drugs, Tobacco, and Vaping
Alcohol, cigarettes, vape pens and pods, tobacco products, street drugs or non-prescription drugs are not permitted on Skyland Trail property.
OTC Medicines & Supplements
Please do not bring any over-the-counter medicines like ibuprofen or aspirin or any non-prescription supplements like vitamins or herbal or nutritional supplements. These medications are available as needed from the nurse’s station. If these supplements are brought to the residence, they will be destroyed because we cannot verify their origin or safety. If you have a prescription from your doctor for a supplement to treat a known medical problem, please present your prescription and the supplement to the nurse at admission. Your supplement will be available as needed at the nurses’ station.
Weapons of all types including firearms are strictly barred from Skyland Trail facilities and campuses. Weapons are not permitted anywhere on Skyland Trail property or in Skyland Trail vehicles.
Bed linens, pillows, blankets, and towels
Towels, pillows, sheets, and other bed linens are provided. All linens and towels will be laundered by Skyland Trail staff. Due to laundering requirements, please do not bring towels, pillows, blankets, or linens from home. Do not bring weighted blankets.
Skyland Trail provides toilet paper, laundry detergent and other cleaning supplies.
Space heaters, coffee makers, hot plates, microwaves, toaster ovens, and other kitchen or cooking appliances are not permitted. Please do not bring sound machines or radios.
Bicycles, skateboards, scooters, roller blades, roller skates, hover boards, and other similar items are not permitted on campus. Please do not bring sporting equipment like footballs, soccer balls, bats/balls/gloves, lacrosse equipment, etc.
No pets or emotional support animals are permitted on the J. Rex Fuqua Campus. Service animals are permitted.
Cars and Personal Vehicles
Adolescent clients may not have personal vehicles parked overnight at the J. Rex Fuqua Campus.
Food and Snacks
Clients may not have food, beverages or snacks - including candy and chewing gum - in their rooms. Please do not bring outside food to the J. Rex Fuqua Campus or arrange for deliveries of perishable or non-perishable food or beverages. If received, these items will be discarded. Skyland Trail provides snacks and water throughout the day.
Please do not bring jewelry. Clients may wear studs for current ear piercings (value of $50 or less). Ear gauges and other piercings are not permitted.
Prohibited Clothing Items
Please do not bring belts, steel-toed boots, pumps (shoes with more than 1/2 inch heel), underwire bras, or other items prohibited by the dress code.
Please do not bring razors, scissors, tweezers, flossing sticks, anything made of glass including mirrors.
Please do not bring any items that could cause property damage or personal harm if dropped or thrown, including decorative rocks, crystals, or heavy decorative objects.
Staining or Damaging Substances
Please do not bring anything that could accidentally permanently damage bedding, carpet, or facilities if broken or spilled. Some examples are hair dye, ink, paint, etc. If you would not want it used in your living room, please leave it at home.
Products Containing Alcohol or CBD
Please do not bring any items containing alcohol like mouthwash or hand sanitizer or items containing CBD or CBD oil.
Skyland Trail provides washers, dryers and detergent for residential client use. Clients are responsible for washing their own clothes with support from staff. All linens and towels will be laundered by staff.