Materials Wish-List

Spring is finally (really) here and for a lot of you, that means spring cleaning. 

For us, that means getting supplies ready for summer camps!

We are always on the look-out for a variety of materials to use for our programs. Loose parts, scrap building materials and recyclables are great for open-ended play. 

With increased safety guidance in regards to covid-19, we are also busy preparing and gathering cleaning and personal protective equipment. 

We've put together an on-going wishlist of specific things we are looking for.

Take a peek in your collections, garage and shopping carts. We would greatly appreciate any donations of supplies! If you have other materials you think we could use, feel free to contact us and we'll let you know!

  • Hand Sanitizer (WHO approved with at least 60% alcohol)
  • Paper towels
  • Disposable non-latex gloves
  • 5 gallon water cooler or water jug (we need to carry in water to our site in South Burlington)


Building supplies/tools
  • Lumber in 1-4ft lengths (various widths)
  • Plywood 
  • 1-3in nails
  • Hammers
  • Handsaws
  • Rubber or wooden mallets
  • Drill bits (1/2in-2in)
  • Culvert (14-18" diameter)
  • Pvc pipe (3+ in diameter)
  • Tarps
  • Canvas drop cloths
  • Rope
  • Pulleys
  • Wheels (ex. Wagon/ push lawnmower wheels)
  • Super extra bonus wish: heavy duty garden wagon
Kitchen supplies (will be used for play)-
  • Pots and pans
  • Baking sheets/pans
  • Large stirring spoons
  • Ice cream scoops
  • Wisks
  • NON-electric hand beater
  • Spatula
Household supplies-
  • Curtains (preferably sheers)
  • Table cloth/non-fitted bedsheets
  • Adult sized T-shirts with at least one completely blank side.
  • Wooden or plastic crates

  • Cardboard tubes (various lengths and diameters)
  • Coffee cans (or something similar- metal or cardboard)
  • Large and small cardboard boxes (preferably as blank as possible)

Art supplies-
  • Poster/tempera paint
  • Duct tape (silver or various colors)
  • Construction paper
  • Paper rolls (or paper drop "cloth")

Email Colleen to coordinate drop-off.

Thank you!