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.
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
Vera Bradley correspondence cards $8; kaleidoscope pen $2.50, The Secret Place
by Jason Boyett
Jason is a journalist, copywriter, ghostwriter, and the author of more than a dozen books. His most recent is “12 World Religions: The Beliefs, Rituals, and Traditions of Humanity's Most Influential Faiths”, published by Zephyros Press. Learn more at jasonboyett.com.