What items should you pack in your baggage when you go to a summer camp?

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A summer camp contributes a lot to the learning and training of our children. If we are thinking of enrolling them in a camp, or if we have already done so, it is important to take into account some recommendations on what to bring in the luggage, so that they can enjoy those days without inconvenience.

An excellent reward for our children is to enroll them in a summer camp when school vacation time is coming up. Year after year these camps have been very successful in reinforcing the knowledge previously acquired in the classroom, and also allowing them to enjoy a different and exciting vacation.

What to bring to summer camp.

What our child should or should not bring to summer camp is usually specified by the camp’s management in a document called «guide for parents». This booklet usually communicates in detail what the child should bring in their baggage, such as documentation and any other material in order to guarantee his/her stay there.

However, there are some indications that are very useful about what our child should bring when attending a camp. Let’s check them:

1. Clothes and shoes.

Summer camps are an excellent opportunity to bring things that sometimes we don’t use, there are even certain activities in which it is suggested to use old clothes and footwear. Among the things that our child should include in the bag are the following:

  • River sandals.
  • Sweaters and hoodies.
  • Underwear.
  • Short sleeve T-shirts.
  • Shorts and long pants.
  • Raincoat
  • Flip-flops
  • Sneakers.
  • Tracksuit.
  • Hiking boots.

2. Sleeping clothes.

This is what our child should bring for sleeping clothes to wear during summer camp:

  • At least 2 short or long pajamas.
  • A small travel blanket.
  • An insulating mat.
  • A sleeping bag (opcional)

3. Swimming clothes for swimming in the pool or at the beach.

These recommendations apply to any camp, and are especially useful if it is a water camp, where these recommendations are not only necessary, but essential.

  • Bring a beach towel.
  • At least two swimsuits.
  • Bring a bathing cap.
  • It is very important to bring sunscreen.
  • Bring an after-sun lotion.
  • A lipstick.
  • Sunglasses.

4. Personal hygiene items.

Personal hygiene items are a must, and if you do not bring them, it can be a big problem. The following list will help, but you can include others according to your child’s needs.

  • Include a hand and shower towel.
  • Insect repellent
  • Sponge.
  • A comb or brush.
  • Soap.
  • Perfume
  • Bath gel and shampoo.
  • Toothbrush, dental floss and toothpaste.
  • Deodorant and toilet bag.

5. Some other items that are useful for summer camps.

It is necessary to consider some items that are useful to bring to any summer camp. Among these important items are:

  • Camera.
  • Water bottle.
  • Flashlight.
  • Compass.

And last but not least, it is important to highlight that all the summer camps include full board and lodging, but we recommend that your children can also bring an amount of money to the camp to cover any expenses that are not included in the organization of the camp. Such expenses could be:

Personal shopping (maybe some souvenirs)

Covering expenses on excursions (snacks, soft drinks, ice cream, etc.).

As mentioned above, if any additional items need to be brought, it will depend on the type of camp we have enrolled our child in. These items should be brought to any camp, to ensure that the children can enjoy the camp to the fullest.

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