What to Pack Your Child for Summer Camp

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Summer camp! Do you have plans to send your little one to either a day camp or spend the night camp? I remember sleep away camp when I was growing up. I was able to go two years in a row and it was so much fun. Packing was probably the hardest part. We didn't have a washer or dryer on site, and it was a two week stay. Plus, it was in Georgia and no air conditioning, so we had to pack a LOT if we didn't want to wear sweaty clothes multiple times. Since I have some experience, I thought I would share what to pack your child for summer camp, so you know you are preparing your child to make the most out of summer camp.

What to Pack Your Child for Summer Camp

What To Pack for Summer Camp

LABEL EVERYTHING! Use stickers, permanent marker, stamps, sew-on labels, iron-on labels, etc. This is the MOST important thing. We had a kid on our trip that didn't bring half of their things and was just use to "borrowing" whatever was around at their house. So, they "borrowed" someone else's toothbrush and my hairbrush until we told one of our camp leaders and they ran to the store to grab them some extras. The next year I packed an extra toothbrush just in case. But the kid didn't touch anyone's items if they had a name on it, so label everything! Name Bubbles sells quality labels that are reusable and washable which are environmentally friendly while being cute and practical. The best part is they can used for years and years to come. These reusable labels can withstand any dishwasher, bottle warmer, or microwave, so label away because these reusable Write-On Labels are going to make your camper the most prepared this year. Name Labels makes it easy with custom camp labels.

Spend the Night or Sleep Over Camp:


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- 2 Heavy blankets or a comforter
- Sleeping bag
- 2 Twin/Cot Sheet sets (check with your camp to see what is provided)
- 1-2 pillows
- 8-10 Towels

What to Pack Your Child for Summer Camp


Custom clothing labels are perfect with different sizes to choose from and you don't have to worry about things getting lost or misplaced.
- 10-14 Shirts (1-2 Long Sleeve)
- 4-6 White T-shirts
- 4 Sweatshirts/Hoodies/Light Waterproof Jacket - 6 Bathing suits
- 14 Pairs of underwear & 14 pairs of socks
- 10 Pairs of shorts
- 6 Pairs of Pajamas
- 2-4 Pairs of long pants
- 1-2 outfits for banquets/fancy clothes (depending on your camps' requirements)


- 1 Robe
- Shampoo/Conditioner/Detangle spray
- Comb/brush
- Sun block for face and body
- Toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, floss
- Bug spray
- Body Soap
- Hair accessories/headbands
- Deodorant
- Plastic shower caddy to hold all shower products


- 1-2 Pairs sneakers
- 1 Pair waterproof boots or rain shoes
- 2 Pairs flip-flops (1 for Shower & 1 for waterfront)
- 1 Pair of fancy sandals/shoes banquets
- 1 Pair sandals/slides - bunk use
- 1 Pair water shoes



- Laundry Bag (labeled with camper’s name)
- Flashlight
- Stationary/Post Cards/Envelopes (pre-addressed)
- Extra Batteries
- Pens/Pencils
- Battery-Operated Fan
- Stamps
- Swim Goggles
- Sunglasses
- 2 Reusable Water Bottles (labeled)
- Cards/Games/Books (for bunk time)
- Camera (optional - without Wi-Fi/cellular capability)

These are just some items to consider. Check with your camp and see what they recommend. I have noticed their lists sometimes aren't as complete as I would like, and I have borrowed the Boy Scouts motto: Always Be Prepared. Remember this is a learning experience for them and the goal is to have fun! Whether it be your spice rack, your pantry, baby bottles, storage containers, or your leftovers, Name Bubbles Write-On Labels are perfect for putting any of your belongings in order. These reusable labels can withstand any dishwasher, bottle warmer, or microwave, so label away in every aspect of life. Don’t forget that you can save 20% sitewide with code Camp2022 from now until 8/31/2022

Have you ever been to summer camp or sent your child? What is your must have belonging?

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