Whichever summer camp you choose for your child, you will invariably find a packing list on the camp’s website detailing items your child should and shouldn’t bring to camp. Here are a few things that may not be on the recommended packing list, but, in our experience, are worth packing.
Several pairs of cheap sunglasses – they might make it back with one
Water shoes – especially if they will be swimming in a lake
Goggles – also especially important if swimming in a lake
Poncho – I always pack those cheap disposable ones you can get at Academy or Target
Hoodie or sweatshirt – even though it may be scorching hot outside, sometimes the cabins are freezing
Batteryoperated fan – …and sometimes the rooms are hot at night
Shower caddy – great for getting everything to and from the showers
Disposable camera – important for capturing those special camp memories
Athletic supporter – Your young man will be very active at summer camp and might want the extra support
Feminine products – I had a friend whose daughter started her period for the first time at summer camp and didn’t tell anyone. If your daughter is of age, it’s better to be safe than sorry.