Here’s What to Put in a Kid’s Camp Care Package
Send a little love to your favorite camper.
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For kids, summer camp is all about having fun and making sweet memories. Even if they are having the best summer ever — or if they are feeling a little homesick — receiving a care package is always a great way to let your camper know you’re thinking of them. But what should you send?
We’ve rounded up some of the best ideas that will thrill kids, but won’t break the bank. Before you mail your care package, be sure to double-check with camp officials about any restrictions on what can be sent, and make sure you give the package extra time to arrive!
For the Bunk: These gifts can be shared with bunkmates so they can get in on the fun!
- Squirt guns
- Water balloons
- Decorations for the bunk
- Matching bandanas
- Stickers and tattoos
Creative Fun: From arts and crafts to some STEM fun, or just something to keep kids entertained, these are always a hit with campers.
- Colored pencils
- Rainbow Loom
- Nail stickers
- Hair chalk
- Lego sets
- Mad Libs
- Garbage Pail Kids
Plan Ahead: Have these done before your camper leaves home.
- Notes for when they are feeling sad, happy, need a laugh, etc.
- Notes and pictures from pets
- Pre-addressed envelopes for friends and family
Game Time: Every night can be game night with these ideas.
- Deck of cards
- Pokemon cards
- Travel board games
Reading and Writing: Encourage your reader while they're at camp.
- Journal and pens
- Comic books
- A new book
- Sudoku books
Making Memories: They won’t forget all the fun they had at camp with these items!
- Disposable camera
- Underwater camera
- Pillowcase and fabric markers so their friends can sign
Extras: Just because you know they'll need these.
- Contact solution
- Bug spray
- Sunscreen stick
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