Summer Camp Packing List and Printable Hygiene Checklist
My boys (11 and 9-years old) are going to church camp for the first time ever. Aside from staying with grandparents, they have never even been to a sleepover much less been gone from home for an entire week! Needless to say, I am panicking just a bit!
Although each summer camp will undoubtedly have its own directions on things to bring and things to leave at home, I thought it might be helpful to share our packing list as “first time” campers! Many of these items we purchased from Dollar Tree and are things that can just be thrown away at the end of the week.
Bedding (we are bringing along our Beddy’s zippered bedding)
Clothing for Each Day
The #1 tip I have heard from parents is to LABEL EVERYTHING you send!We used this Sharpie Laundry Marker and I wrote their last name on every single item of clothing they will take to camp (excluding socks). If your child has tagless shirts/underwear, just find a thicker seam to write their name where it won’t bleed through the fabric.
The other issue I am internally struggling with is the fact that my boys won’t have us there to hound them to be conscientious of hygiene (I promise I am not a helicopter mom- just a mom who knows how forgetful her boys are when it comes to brushing teeth and putting on deodorant <insert cry laughing emoji here>). So I decided to make a little printable to safety pin on their laundry bag to remind them of all the proper hygiene protocol. After all, nobody wants to smell your stank just because you are at summer camp!
I have included three different options in the Summer Camp printable pack including blue, army green, and pink! Just select the page range for the colors you would like and print! Easy peasy!
The Dollar Tree has some amazing options for summer camp- including everything in the caddy above with the exception of the sunscreen and bug spray. The shower caddy can just be slid under the bunk beds and brought out when needed.