If it’s a sleepover camp, you’ll want to pack a sleeping bag, pillow and pillowcases, toiletries, and an extra bag for dirty clothes. Don’t forget to pack a few items to help your child feel more at home, like family photos and a stuffed animal or other comfort item. A journal with some colorful pens lets your child write about their time at camp and gives their new friends a place to leave their address or phone number (if cell phones aren’t allowed).
It’s also important to pack enough clothes for the duration of the camp, especially extra socks, underwear, and pajamas. You may also want to include a light jacket or sweatshirt for chilly nights. Consider packing extra toiletries in case other campers run out or forget.
And remember, pack clothes that are ok to ruin and try to avoid brand-new shoes that might give them blisters!
At Ocean State Job Lot, we love to add value to our customers’ lives. That’s why we’ve added a convenient checklist to take with you as you shop for camp essentials. With our checklist in hand, you’ll be well-prepared for sending your child off to camp this summer. Happy packing – and camping!