Packing list
During April, the average temperature in Lima is 21°C (70F) with highs of 28°C (82F) and lows of 18°C (65F)

Please remember it is summertime in Peru when you arrive for the Conference and pack accordingly. Overall Lima has a “casual” dress-code in most places, particularly in the summer. Even some of the nicest restaurants and clubs do not require a dress shirt. If you have any questions about what you should bring, or if you think we have forgotten to mention something on this list, please let us know!

Essential travel documents:
  • Passports (two sets of copies to be collected at Registration)
  • Travel Tickets (Air)
  • Travel Insurance Documents
  • All recommended paperwork for your student delegates to enter the country (includes parental permissions for minors if required, etc..)
  • Medical Insurance Documents/ID Cards
  • All important medicines/prescriptions that you are required to take on a daily basis. Please bring a supply to last the entire time of your stay in Perú.
  • Recommended Vaccinations and copies of the certificates:
    - Rabies vaccinations/certificates (service /local dogs)
    - Tetanus vaccinations/certificates (service work)
  • Signed waivers for the RS Conference (see web page)
  • Emergency Contact details to be carried with you at all times
  • Local currency (Peruvian Soles) for souvenirs and personal items (all expenses are covered during the conference activities). Small denominations are suggested (50, 20, 10 Soles) as well as larger denominations (100)

Personal Items:

This conference will certainly keep you busy experiencing all of the RS IDEALS, especially Adventure and Service. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you please avoid bringing the following items to Perú:

  • Expensive or valuable jewellery
  • Unnecessary technology
  • Expensive or branded clothing, purses or bags
  • No high heeled fashionable shoes or sandals

  • Toiletry Items (personal choices):
    - Shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, shower gel/soap, skin cream
    - Feminine hygiene products (if required)
    - Required daily medicines/prescriptions
    - Sunscreen 50+ (strong summer sun)
    - Extra set of necessary travel sized items for overnight


We encourage everyone to bring their phones or cameras to the Conference. Please also remember to bring these additional items: 

  • Universal Travel Plug:
    - Voltage in Peru is 220 volts at 60 hertz (in the USA, electricity is supplied at between 110 and 120 volts)
    - Plugs are typically the 2 pronged flat type found in the US, though some facilities use the 2 rounded prongs instead
  • Additional Items:
    - Spare batteries, chargers, memory cards (cameras, phones and flashlights)

Miscellaneous items:
  • Padlocks (3): one for your suitcase, one for a travel/carry-on sized bag for service/adventure days and one for your backpack if you are carrying expensive items like phones
  • Label all of your luggage and backpacks/carry ons
  • School flag if you are the flagbearer (in your hand luggage please)

Conference everyday clothing (Personal choices):
  • Casual smart clothing for the Opening/Closing Ceremonies. NO School Uniforms
  • Lightweight casual clothing appropriate for summer and hot weather which includes your personal choice of any of the following:
    - Modest shorts
    - Modest tops for girls/ short sleeves for everyone
    - Lightweight dresses ○ Lightweight pants/slacks/trousers
    - Summer casual lightweight long sleeve shirt (one)
    - Lightweight jacket/sweatshirt/sweater
  • Personal items:
    - Underwear, socks, modest pajamas, slippers (host home)
  • Footwear:
    - Your choice of everyday casual shoes: Topsiders (Sperry), sandals, sneakers, crocs

Additional items for service/adventure components:

Service  and Adventure are very important elements of this RS Conference and although at times, it may get challenging, it will always be extremely rewarding work. You will get dirty and you may get wet, so please remember to pack these important items for both activities:

the weather is very hot during the day and a little cooler at night, but please bring the following:

  • T-shirts or light weight long-sleeve shirts
  • Modest shorts, lightweight pants
  • Closed toe sturdy work shoes/sneakers. No Open toe shoes/sandals or crocs
  • Swimwear/cover up (modest, preferably no bikinis)/water shoes


  • Overnight/duffle bag (carry on size)
  • Sleeping bag and/or travel pillow: lightweight for summer weather
  • Towel for the shower, another towel for swimming
  • Travel sized toiletry kit
  • Sunglasses with a strap
  • Wide brim outdoor bucket hat or safari hat that covers your neck and ears or sports caps
  • Refillable Water Bottle (no plastic bottles will be used)
  • Insect Repellent (with higher DEET content such as Deep Woods Off)
  • Sunblock (50+)
  • Flashlight, extra batteries
  • Laundry bag for wet and dirty clothes
  • Sneakers with ridged bottoms/soles.