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Dress Code - Posted April 25, 2014 7:43 a.m.
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Summer Camp Essentials

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Summer camp has become a rite of passage for many children, giving them a chance to leave behind technology, enjoy outdoor physical activity, and explore their independence for a week or two. Though it results in plenty of character-building fun for a child, planning for these days away from home can add additional stress to Mom and Dad’s already busy lives. Starting with a few wardrobe basics – and including a few thoughtful touches to keep kids connected while they’re away – our handy summer-camp packing suggestions should help ease some of the tension.

Personal Care

Vera Bradley “Flutterby” Grand Traveler bag $120, The Secret Place

Sweetlocks scented hairbrush $13, The Secret Place

Chubby Chap lip balm $6.25, The Secret Place

Hinge Designs initial pillowcase $30, The Secret Place

Boys' Apparel

Under Armour Heat Gear T-shirt $30, Janey’s at 2500

Under Armour Heat Gear shorts $27, Janey’s at 2500

Toms classics shoes $38, Janey’s at 2500

Nanotex speed dry shorts $34.95, GAP Kids

T-shirt $14.95, GAP Kids

Water-resistant hooded jacket $34.95, GAP Kids

Girls' Apparel

Robe $36.95, GAP Kids

Pajama capris $24.95, GAP Kids

Pajama T-shirt $16.95, GAP Kids

T-shirt $19.95, GAP Kids

Chambray shorts $19.95, GAP Kids

Hari Mari leather flip flops $80, The Secret Place (for every pair purchased, Hari Mari gives $3 to help fight pediatric cancer)

ZeroXposur girl’s swimsuit $35, Dillard’s

Protection from the Elements

Bling2O swimming goggles 26, Et Cetera

Umbrella $24.95, GAP Kids

Aviator sunglasses $9.95, GAP Kids

Sunglasses $9.95, GAP Kids

Glitter Tots Sparkle Screen $18, Et Cetera

Gifts from Home

Finger Flyers finger lasers $3, Et Cetera

Wacky Whirler flying propeller $2, Et Cetera

Toysmith window writers $5 each, Et Cetera

Jokes on You! dollar snatcher $3, Et Cetera

Vera Bradley correspondence cards $8; kaleidoscope pen $2.50, The Secret Place

by Jason Boyett

Jason has written more than a dozen books and is the host and creator of “Hey Amarillo”, a local interview podcast. Visit and
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