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What to Bring

“To be prepared is half the victory.” -Miguel de Cervantes

The following is a list of other items we suggest you pack to ensure a fun and comfortable summer working in Yellowstone National Park:

A Few Must Haves:

  • Black slip-resistant shoes (see more info below)
  • Toiletries
  • Laundry detergent
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Alarm clock
  • Weather appropriate clothing (warm layers, raincoat)
  • Hat and gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Sturdy walking shoes
  • Prescription medicine (enough to last three weeks)

Optional Items For Home Life

  • Shower caddy
  • Shower shoes
  • Towel
  • Earplugs
  • Pillow
  • Bed linens (single-sized sheets are provided)

Optional Items For Your Free Time

  • Large and/ or small backpack
  • Binoculars
  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Headlamp
  • Reading Material

Tips on Shoes to Bring

  • Shoes must be black, full coverage, closed-toe, with slip-resistant outsoles. Material must be leather or non-porous material: Canvas or cloth is not permitted for safety reasons. Some departments, like Campground or Maintenance, may have different shoe requirements. Please check with your department for specifics.
  • Keep your shoes clean and in good condition.
  • Food & Beverage Front of House employees must wear dark socks as part of the uniform.
  • You have until one week after your first paycheck to purchase the correct shoes if you did not bring a pair with you. We have a shoe purchase program through which you may buy shoes using a payroll deduction. More information on this program is available through your manager or through the Housekeeping Office.
  • Shoes can be purchased online at Shoes For Crews