Summertime is upon us, and you know what that means - it’s time for summer camp. Sending your kids off to camp can often be stressful when you’re trying to prepare and get everything together. You don’t want to forget to pack something essential, or maybe not pack enough. There’s a balance when it comes to preparation and I’m here to help set you up for success so that your kids have the best summer camp experience from start to finish.
Normally, over-packing is a problem that you never want to have. There’s only so much space that you can fit in your luggage for a single trip. And you might also be in the mindset, “how many clothes can my kid go through in just a week.” Well, let me tell you that you’d be surprised at that number. So many things can happen at summer camp, especially when it comes to cooling off with water. And most of these camps don’t have a way for your kids to wash and dry their clothes. When it comes to packing, it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
Speaking of no way to wash and dry clothes, it’s always a smart idea to pack a dirty clothes bag. Kids can get in a rush when they’re trying to get from one activity to another with changing clothes in between. It’s not uncommon for kids to throw all of their dirty clothes in with their clean clothes. And what a mess that can be! If you make sure to pack them a bag to throw all of their dirty clothes in, it’s a great way to keep everything separated, clean, and
As I’m sure you’re aware, summer camps usually have quite a few kids that attend and a lot of kids may pack and bring the same items. It can get easy for kids to get their belongings mixed up, which may leave your child coming home without a few items that you packed. An awesome way to avoid this mix-up is to label everything they pack with a sharpie. It could be with their name, their initials, or even a symbol that you mark everything with - including the tags on their clothes.
Kids play hard at summer camp. It’s easy for them to get carried away which turns into bringing some belongings home that can’t be used again. By packing more disposable options, such as toothbrushes and travel shower supplies, you won’t feel the frustration of finding your kid’s items coming back in rougher shape than you sent them with. It will also save you a lot of time and money by not having to replace everything that was ruined during their fun in the sun.
There’s no need to stress when it comes to summer camp. It’s meant to be a fun and memorable time for all. No matter what camp your kid is going to, how far away it is, or how long they’re staying, the preparation can be overwhelming. By following these easy rules of preparation, you’re sure to be able to feel comfort in knowing that you and your child are set up for a fun, safe, and successful summer camp experience.