What to Bring / What Not to Bring

The following items are permitted at SandyPines:

  • A maximum of seven shirts which fit appropriately
  • A maximum of seven pairs of pants/shorts which fit appropriately
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Two pairs of shoes (no laces), one of which needs to be athletic shoes.
  • Shower shoes
  • Pajamas/shorts/T-shirts for sleeping
  • Swimming suit (No bikinis allowed)
  • Rechargeable electric razor
  • Pillows, linens and blankets are provided by SandyPines, but residents may bring in personal comforter or blanket from home.
  • Makeup (may be used if resident is on an appropriate level)
  • Wireless notebook/journal (SandyPines will supply writing utensil)

Bringing additional items such as toys, games, etc., should be discussed with the therapist. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list and the safety of the children and staff is our priority.

What Not to Bring

The following items are not permitted at SandyPines:

  • Clothing items with drawstrings
  • Items containing glass or mirrors
  • Bar Soap
  • Belts
  • Button batteries
  • Firearms, ammunition, or any other item that may function as a weapon
  • Food brought from outside the facility
  • Ipods, CD Players, CD’s, PSP Players, MP3 Players and other handheld games
  • Items (for example, music, pictures, books, posters, etc.) depicting or symbolizing explicit sexual, violent, gang, alcohol, or drug themes
  • Laundry detergent
  • Matches, lighters, or volatile substances including fluid from aerosol sprays
  • Medication from home (unless requested by the nurse), drugs, alcohol, tobacco products of any kind
  • Nail polish/nail polish remover
  • Notebooks with metal or wire binders
  • Pens/Markers
  • Portable TV’s, camcorders, cameras, phones, or any other recording devices
  • Sharp items, including knives, needles, scissors, razors, etc.
  • Shoelaces
  • Personal hygiene items such as shampoo, body wash, conditioner, perfume, cologne, lotions, deodorant, alcohol based hand sanitizers
  • Paracords (a/k/a parachute cord nylon rope), used in items such as bracelets, watches, belts, and lanyards
  • Magnetic toys
  • ZipIt products and accessories, all styles
  • Orbeez (all products & styles)
  • Fidget Spinners
  • Flip flops
  • Shoes with hemp or rope on the sole
  • Light up tennis shoes
  • Metal containers (ex. Dominoes and colored pencils are sometimes stored in them.)
  • Hemp or Rope shoes

The following items are to be kept in a locked place

The following items may be brought onto the campus, and will be stored by staff in “Sharps”, and residents will be permitted to use them during scheduled times and according to program guidelines:

  • Curling iron
  • Electric Razor
  • Emery Boards
  • Hair Dryer
  • Make up (glass/mirrors must be removed)
  • Perfume/Cologne/Deodorant/Nair in plastic bottles, that does not contain alcohol, propylene glycol, or dipropylene glycol in the first 3 ingredients