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How to Prepare for Summer Camp + Giveaway!

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How to prepare for summer camp

My kids look forward to Summer every year. This year my little 5 years old got to attend for the first time! She was so excited to join big brother on his camp adventures. She is also starting Kindergarten this year so I knew this would be a good little test to see how she’ll do when school starts. I was concerned about how she would do, she’s my little princess. When kids are introduced to a new environment, it can be difficult for them to adjust. I knew she would be exposed to all sorts of things being in a classroom with other kids.  Germs travel! I didn’t want her to get sick.

How to Prepare for Summer Camp

Daily Vitamins

If you kids that are good eaters, they may not necessarily need a multi-vitamin. My kids are picky eaters and refuse to eat anything that is red, green or any other color that isn’t candy colored. I always think they are not eating enough so I give them a multi-vitamin every morning. They get the vitamins they are lacking and helps boost their immune system.

Have Medicine on Hand

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Label everything (water bottles, etc)

My kids bring their lunch and water bottle every day. I made sure to label everything because there is a chance someone can start drinking from the wrong bottle or my child can accidentally drink from someone else’s bottle. They go on field trips a few times a week and many times they need to bring plastic water bottles. Imagine figuring out who’s plastic water bottle belongs to who. There are over 30 kids! Definitely, want to avoid sharing any germs!

Sun block

Sunblock is a must. I put it on my kids before they leave the house and I also make them bring a small travel size bottle to reapply through out the day. I don’t want them getting any sunburns! They will sometimes wear baseball caps to cover their face from the sun.

Know the weekly schedule

The Summer camp schedule changes weekly so I have the schedule right on my fridge and we check it daily. I definitely don’t want them to miss out on fun activities or field trips if they are not prepared. As soon as you get, take a picture of it with your phone so you have it handy on the go but also put it up in a place that can easily be seen.

Do you have other tips on preparing for Summer Camp?

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  • Reply Lisa Brown

    I don’t do much different, really. Just make sure they have all they need to have fun.

    July 18, 2017 at 4:01 pm
  • Reply Elena

    I make sure they bring OTC meds and sunscreen when they go to summer camp

    July 18, 2017 at 4:26 pm
  • Reply Patrick Siu

    I make them a first aid kit.

    July 18, 2017 at 4:29 pm
  • Reply Elle

    I make sure they have lots of sunscreen and know to reapply especially after swimming. I also make sure to pack bandaids and other basic items.

    July 18, 2017 at 4:49 pm
  • Reply Natalie

    I make sure she has bug repellent, plenty of socks and underwear, sunscreen and a hat.

    July 18, 2017 at 4:58 pm
  • Reply Julie Wood

    I make sure they have sunscreen, a first aid kit, over the counter meds, and that is about all.

    July 18, 2017 at 5:02 pm
  • Reply Sheila K.

    I have no kids in the house, but my niece is a drama camp queen and has called me if she needs me to bring her anything.

    July 18, 2017 at 5:09 pm
  • Reply shelly peterson

    My son has never been to Summer camp but I for sure would send sunscreen and bug repellent,

    July 18, 2017 at 5:33 pm
  • Reply Jessica To

    I make sure my son loads up on sunscreen and a big lunch if it is a day camp.

    July 18, 2017 at 5:34 pm
  • Reply Cheryl B

    We didn’t do a lot, we made sure they had bug spray, sunblock and soap to wash hands.

    July 18, 2017 at 5:35 pm
  • Reply mami2jcn

    My son just went to a day camp for the first time. I had him take water bottles and sunscreen.

    July 18, 2017 at 6:54 pm
  • Reply heather

    I make sure the kids have bug spray and sunscreen for summer camp.

    July 18, 2017 at 7:32 pm
  • Reply Steve Weber

    I do not have kids!

    July 18, 2017 at 7:50 pm
  • Reply kjasus

    we get a printable list from the camp and make sure our son has everything he needs.

    July 18, 2017 at 7:56 pm
  • Reply Will G

    I do not have kids yet.

    July 18, 2017 at 8:03 pm
  • Reply Chrissy

    So far my kids haven’t gone to summer camp but we do a lot of outside day trips and I always make sure to pack lots of water, sun screen and a change of clothes or two!

    July 18, 2017 at 8:22 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    We don’t have any kids.

    July 18, 2017 at 8:25 pm
  • Reply Lauren

    I make sure they have their medicine.

    July 18, 2017 at 8:29 pm
  • Reply Amanda lea

    I havent reached that age yet!! She hasnt went away yet

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm
  • Reply Dan Dykstra

    My kids have all gone through summer camp and moved out of the house.

    July 18, 2017 at 10:46 pm
  • Reply Bridgett Wilbur

    I don’t prepare anything because I have never sent them to summer camp.

    July 18, 2017 at 10:57 pm
  • Reply Thomas Murphy

    I have not sent my son to summer camp.

    July 18, 2017 at 11:49 pm
  • Reply Nancy Loring

    After a couple of years of having my kids go to summer camp yo would think that I would have the packing what they need sown to a science but I always forget something. This year so far so good.

    July 19, 2017 at 7:47 am
  • Reply Donna L

    I made sure she had lunch and any supplies that were required.

    July 19, 2017 at 9:47 am
  • Reply Ashley C

    Make sure they have the necessities like sunscreen, bug spray, and quality clothing.


    July 19, 2017 at 10:04 am
  • Reply Tee Anderson

    I make sure they have sunscreen and allergy medicine. I make a list of all the items they need a week before. I cross off everything to ensure it has been packed.

    July 19, 2017 at 12:11 pm
  • Reply Christopher Mason

    I curl up in a ball and live in fear of what they’ll bring home.

    July 19, 2017 at 12:20 pm
  • Reply linda

    we always have medicine on hand just in case

    July 19, 2017 at 3:18 pm
  • Reply MaryAnn

    My son went to summer camp last summer. I always checked the weekly schedule. I also keep a bag packed with sunblock, an extra pair of clothes and a water bottle (all labeled) that I would send with him daily.

    July 19, 2017 at 10:04 pm
  • Reply Marilyn Nawara

    I sew labels with their name on all of their clothing. Pack lots of sunscreen and snacks.

    July 19, 2017 at 10:49 pm
  • Reply amy stonger

    I make lists, including bug spray, sun block, bandaids, sunglasses, a hat, and stationary.

    July 20, 2017 at 11:12 am
  • Reply Mary Cloud

    My kids have never been to Summer camp – they’ve never had the interest.

    July 20, 2017 at 3:36 pm
  • Reply Starla

    Such great products. I prepare a bag filled with those types of things such as first aid, OTC medicines, sun block, sunglasses and extra clothes!

    July 20, 2017 at 4:09 pm
  • Reply Nicole Martin

    I’m too poor to send my kids to summer camp…Haha!

    July 20, 2017 at 10:15 pm
  • Reply Madonna

    I always packed sunscreen, snacks and made sure I use call forwarding for everywhere I went.

    July 21, 2017 at 12:24 pm
  • Reply kelly tupick

    I will make sure to make a list of everything they may need and check everything over before they leave. I also label everything of theirs.

    July 21, 2017 at 1:54 pm
  • Reply Tabathia B

    I send plenty of water and cover them in sunscreen

    July 21, 2017 at 2:57 pm
  • Reply Latanya

    make sure they have water bottle and sunscreen

    July 21, 2017 at 9:49 pm


    July 22, 2017 at 8:43 am
  • Reply Brandon Parris

    By buying summer clothes

    July 22, 2017 at 12:16 pm
  • Reply Amber Cheras

    I stock up on plenty of kids medicines just in case, sunscreen, snacks, drinks, and more!

    July 22, 2017 at 4:01 pm
  • Reply Christine Labelle

    My kids have never gone to summer camp, but they do go camping. We pack everything but the kitchen sink!

    July 22, 2017 at 10:07 pm
  • Reply Kelly D

    I would pack a separate bag with all of the items they would need in case of an illness.

    July 22, 2017 at 11:09 pm
  • Reply janetfaye

    My kids never went to summer camp but I would make sure they took sunscreen, sunglasses, and a small first aid kit with them.

    July 23, 2017 at 10:48 am
  • Reply Jeanna

    I make sure they each have enough sunscreen and clothes!

    July 24, 2017 at 11:04 am
  • Reply Sarah Hayes

    i make a list of everything theyll need and we pack in advance

    July 24, 2017 at 1:50 pm
  • Reply Deanna

    I don’t personally have kids, but I think if I did, my number one thing would be SUNSCREEN! 🙂

    July 25, 2017 at 6:12 pm
  • Reply jeremy mclaughlin

    Always have sunscreen.

    July 25, 2017 at 8:46 pm
  • Reply Susan Christy

    My kids only wanted to go to art camp – indoors. All they needed were an old shirt to wear over their clothes and sack lunches.

    July 27, 2017 at 9:58 am
  • Reply Sarah Mayer

    My kids are too old for camp now, but I use to make sure they had plenty of clean clothes and lots of toiletries.

    July 27, 2017 at 11:16 am
  • Reply Sandra Preti

    First aid kit, sunscreen, and their favorite stuffed animal! Also a pen and paper and stamps to write home 🙂

    July 27, 2017 at 2:44 pm
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    July 27, 2017 at 6:03 pm
  • Reply Casey Mclendon

    Alot of great tips! I make a list early! I don’t want to forget the sanitizers, vitamins, sunscreen and such! Have a great weekend!

    July 27, 2017 at 11:48 pm
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