This post was sponsored by OREO as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Summer Camp Fun!
Do you have a child going to summer camp this summer? Send a surprise summer camp care package along with them! I know this list of 15 Best Ideas for Packing a Summer Camp Care Package will be so helpful to you.
Summer Camp Memories
I loved summer camp so much as a child and teenager. Camps were one of the highlights of my summer every year. Other than the camp games we had to play (I hate games), I enjoyed the swimming, making new friends, camp meals, and all group meetings and activities that were not games (ha!).
Now that I’m a mom, my own daughter is just crazy for camp! She’s actually been going to a sleep away camp since she was 5 (a 3 day, 2 night program for little kids at the camp where I used to work). She is almost 8 now and she talks about camp very often. It is absolutely one of her favorite things about summer!
15 Best Ideas for Packing a Summer Camp Care Package
Write encouraging notes to your camper and put them in the summer camp care package as well as tucked into different places in their luggage. Also, check your camp policy on mail. They may have other options to get mail to your camper, such as “camp mail” time, a camp mail box, or mail might be distributed daily by the camp staff in another way.
Every camper loves to get some candy in their care package! I went to Walmart and picked up the new OREO Cookies and Crème Chocolate King Size Bar. We love this treat! Have you tried this yet? This delicious bar is made with OREO cookie pieces and Milka white chocolate and is a great option for your camper… and you deserve one too!
At the end of this post, I’ll share with you how you can enter to WIN a $50 or even $200 Walmart gift card. And be sure to click here to see where you can get OREO Cookies and Crème Chocolate King Size Bar.
There’s always that day that your camper realizes they over spent at the snack shack and need some more cash! A little extra is always a nice surprise.
4. A Camp Journal and Pens
Encourage your young camper to journal. They can write down their experiences and thoughts about camp and keep the journal to look back on in the future. Pictures and paper keepsakes can also be tucked into the pages.
5. Stuffed Animal
A cute and cuddly little stuffed animal can be a spirit booster for a camper. They look so cute on their bunk and give them something soft to cuddle when resting. It’s also a fun camp memory item after camp.
6. Small Games
Cats Cradle, “cootie catchers,” a yo-yo, a bouncy ball, a deck of cards, a frisbee, and other small games and toys can be really fun for campers to pass the time in between camp activities.
Think of fun decorations for your campers bunk and cabin. Battery operated Christmas lights, crepe paper streamers, and wall banners can make a room look to fun! Be sure to check out your camps policy on decorations and don’t send anything that could damage the walls, carpet, or bunks.
8. Activity Books
Mad Libs, a sketchpad with pencils, a paint book and washable paints, crossword puzzles, soduku, and word finds can be a fun way to pass some time in between the action packed camp activities.
9. Treats for the Cabin
Send some snacks and small trinket toys for the whole cabin! Everyone loves the camper who comes ready to give out some small treats.
10. Treats for the Counselors
The cabin leaders work so hard keeping campers safe and happy, so why not treat them as well! You can make small bags filled with candy and a few items from this list, just for the counselors.
11. A Memory Bag
Give your kid a plain drawstring backpack with markers and instructions for all of their camp friends and bunkmates to sign the backpack. What a fun keepsake!
12. Things to Help Explore Nature
Think binoculars, a flashlight, a book to record bugs and birds and other things your camper sees… all super fun things to add to your summer camp care package!
13. Glow Sticks
Glow sticks are always so fun to have at camp!
14. Friendship Bracelets
These are a great idea for your camper who also likes bracelets. They can wear them during the week and then give them away to their best camp friends.
15. Nail Art Set
Is your camper great at doing nails? Equip them with the fun tools to do some nail art!
Enter to Win!
Alright, I told you above that you could have a chance to win a Walmart gift card. Well, here it is!
The details: prizes are six (6) $50 Walmart Gift Cards and one (1) $200 Walmart Gift Card (Grand Prize). Entries are accepted May 24th – June 16th, 2019. I-C will randomly select winners from all program entries and will facilitate fulfillment of the 7 winning prizes.
Camp Moms, Unite!
Alright camp moms (and dads!), tell me about your summer camp care package ideas! You can comment below, tag me in a post on Instagram @MomNeedsChocolate, or click here now to see this article pinned on Pinterest and add a picture of your summer camp care package there. Can’t wait to see what you all create!