Summer camp season is just around the corner! We’re already dreaming about tan lines, s’mores, ghost stories and every camper’s favorite: care packages. Send your camper some stylish spoils this summer with our ultimate list of camp care package essentials.
Greeting cards: Start the summer off with a laugh with any one of our hilarious greeting cards. Whether you say it with sass or with sap, we have the perfect card to say “I miss you.”
Selfie stick: While summer camp is mostly “unplugged,” today’s technology can still help capture the magic of a week away from home. Set your camper up with a selfie stick so he or she can document their time away.
Tumbler: A sturdy, well insulated tumbler is a great way to help your camper stay hydrated during hikes, kitchen raids and trips to the lake. Choose from any color, size or design you could possibly imagine. You might even want to throw a few extra in that care package for thirsty friends!
Beach bag: The highlight of summer camp is usually the pool or lake time, especially if hiking or horseback riding are on the daily docket. Help your camper keep all of his or her pool essentials organized with a roomy and easy-to-store beach bag.
Throw blanket: Light and comfy throw blankets will keep your camper warm at night and add a little pop of style to the cabin. Available in all kinds of colors and patterns, throw blankets also make a great gift for a favorite returning counselor.
Beaded bracelets: If you have a busy social butterfly headed off to camp, chances are she’ll come home with a dozen new friends. Tucking a handful of beautifully crafted beaded bracelets for her future best friends into a care package makes for an encouraging message!
Throw pillows: Regardless of how long your camper is away, some creature comforts are always welcome. A small, stylish pillow for her bunk is a great way to let her know you’re thinking of her!
Stationary: Add some stationary to that sea of cookies and popcorn to encourage your camper to write home or document her week away. Stationary is always a great addition to a scrapbook, which can give you and your camper a post-summer project to work on together.
Linen spray: We saved the best for last with this one—the gift of memories. Spraying her bed each night with a calming scent like lavender will not only help your camper relax at bedtime, but the scent can actually trigger those precious camp memories even years down the road.