Participant's Guide to the
Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute

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What to Pack

Teacher Institutue Participants You should plan to dress comfortably throughout the week; the pace of the Institute involves 10- to 12-hour days, with three to five miles of walking throughout the day being common. The summer weather in Virginia is usually 90+ degrees with high humidity and occasional afternoon thundershowers. The extremely hot and humid weather can take its toll on those who are unprepared. Cool and comfortable clothing is a necessity.

Shorts and walking/athletic shoes are highly recommended. Laundry facilities are not available on site, so please pack appropriately.

Be sure to bring:

  • hat
  • sunglasses
  • sunscreen
  • bug spray
  • umbrella/rain gear
  • medications
    ***If you have food allergies or dietary restrictions, please inform us at the time you complete your registration***
  • photo identification (needed for airline travel/TSA regulations)
  • writing instruments (pens or pencils)
  • Mobile device, such as a smartphone, tablet, or laptop (if desired)

Additional suggestions:

  • camera (be prepared for many photo opportunities!)
    • Memory cards (as much storage as practical to handle all of your digital images) or film, depending on the type of camera you have
    • Extra batteries or recharging cords, etc.
  • notepad/notebook/folder

What if I forget something?

Items such as toothpaste, shampoo, beverages, etc., may be purchased at the hotel gift shops or vending machines (Note: Coca Cola products are sold in Colonial Williamsburg).


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