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With the school year ending, many parents are now looking to getting their child(ren) ready for summer camp. In my youth I spent every summer up until college going to both day camp and sleep-away camp. Using my personal experiences and knowledge as a pro-organizer, I have developed a survival guide for parents to assist with the frenzy that comes along with packing for summer camp.
Know Your Camp:
Every camp has different policies, procedures, & lay-outs, so the first step is to know exactly what your child(ren) will be walking into on that first day. A few good questions to ask are as follows:
Most camps will provide a list of items your child will need to bring to camp with them. Be sure to get that list as early as possible and start taking an inventory of items you have on hand. Make sure to check sizes on clothing, especially if it is something they have yet to wear this year. If there are any gaps purchase them ahead of time. Do NOT wait until the night before to get what you are missing. Give yourself enough time to inventory, purchase, and inventory again before packing.
Label all of your child’s items before sending them off. You have to consider they will be living with multiple children and most likely they will have similar items. Whether it’s t-shirts, shampoo, flashlights, etc. Be sure to label everything with their name and not just their initials. This way there can be no confusion as to who has what.
Now that you have the tips for how to pack, here is a helpful general list of what to pack. Get a free download here!