Summer Camp Care Package Goodies

July 16, 2013    |    By +
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If your kids are heading out to sleep away camp this summer I’m sure you have already gotten the phone call or letter of things they “need”. If you want your child to be a happy camper this summer send them a care package of unexpected surprises to add a little more excitement. Before sending any care packages, make sure to check with the camp that your child is attending and find out what is okay to send. Some camps have strict restrictions on food or may not even allow care packages all together. If their camp allows you to send things besides everyday essentials, make sure it’s fun and overall brings a smile to their face.

summer camp care package goodies

I love the idea of sending your child personalized stationery so they can write home or to friends while they are at camp. When choosing stationery select a set that reflects their personality and include fun stamps and pens. Minted has a super adorable assortment of stationery that is perfect for kids.

Besides sending the basic needs like extra underwear, socks, hair ties and their favorite snacks, add some fun small surprises.  For girls, nail polish or fun accessories such as a slap watch or beach bag are all fun surprises to send. For boys, Nerf N-Sports Weather Blitz Football, a baseball hat or headphones are all great picks.

If you are super busy and don’t have time to make a package yourself, send a gift basket of kid friendly goodies. The Summer Fun Camp & Deluxe Kids Sports care packages are perfect for your campers.

Want more ideas? Here are more gifts for their camp care package:

Bling2o Swim Goggles (for girls) $22

Pottery Barn Kids Pink Hibiscus Headphones (for girls) $22.99

Tattly Designy Temporary Tattoos Set $15

Seedling Kits Good Things for Boys & Girls

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