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What to Pack for a YWAM DTS

October 19, 2020 - January 1, 2030

YWAM Marine Reach New Zealand DTS Training Missions

What to Pack for a YWAM DTS

YWAM Marine Reach NZ YWAM DTS Requirements

Summer Season

If you do a DTS in October or January you will be stepping into summer, which means the sun is SHINING! We love to uphold our culture of respecting and honouring one another by following our dress code.

Here’s what we recommend you pack for the DTS:

  • T-shirts – include both long sleeve and tank tops – no spaghetti straps
  • Shorts – mid thigh at least
  • Swimwear – swimsuit and shorts
  • Hoodie, Jumper and Sweater
  • Jeans, Trackies, Joggers, Leggings and Yoga Pants
  • Socks and Underwear
  • Sleepwear
  • Rain Jacket
  • Shoes (sneakers, sandals, flip flops, dress, etc.)

Winter Season

Heading into the winter season (April and July), there are differences to consider. The buildings in New Zealand are not commonly insulated, therefore, it is cold inside and outside. Keeping this is mind, there are different things to bring. When it comes to what clothes to pack, we like our layers!

Here’s our recommended list of what to pack:

  • Rain/Winter Jacket
  • Hoodies, Jumpers and Sweaters
  • Trackies, Sweatpants, Joggers, Leggings and Yoga Pants
  • Wool or Warm Socks and Underwear
  • Warm Sleepwear
  • Jeans and shorts
  • T-shirts (include long sleeves)
  • Shoes (sneakers, sandals, flip flops, dress, warm, etc.)


As well as clothing you will want to bring some accessories with you as well.

Some accessories to pack are…

    • Toothbrush & Paste
    • Deodorant
    • Bath/Beach Towel
    • Water Bottle
    • Sunnies
    • Torch/Flashlight
    • Camera
    • Regional Power Outlet Adaptor
    • Phone/Charger
    • Headphones/Earplugs
    • Computer/Charger
    • Bible
    • Journal/Pens
    • Spending money

Additional Information

  • At the start of each school, we have what is called a Pōwhiri, which is a traditional Māori Welcome Ceremony. During this event, we ask that everyone wears black dress clothes.
  • For graduation and other celebrations, we also recommend you pack nice dress clothes, or something to dress up in.
  • You can pack your own bedding (fitted sheet, pillowcase, duvet cover, sleeping bag), or you have the opportunity to buy some here in Tauranga.
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October 19, 2020
January 1, 2030
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