By our Smarty friends at Camp Highlander
Summer is here! According to the American Camp Association, there are more than 7,000 overnight camps throughout the United States. That’s a lot of S’mores! At Camp Highlander, we offer one, two and three week sessions to give families a variety of options to suit individual needs. If you’re sending a camper to overnight camp this summer, make sure you’ve packed these essential items to help have the most outstanding summer, ever!
Consider a Trunk
While suitcases and duffel bags will suffice, many campers opt for a traditional trunk as their luggage. Trunks are sturdy and can hold a lot of items. Plus, campers love to decorate trunks with stickers and pictures as mementos of each passing summer.
Overnight camp packing requires a lot of pre-planning. Pack enough of these items based on the duration of your camper’s stay at camp.
-Pants or jeans
-Boots (Hiking and/or Cowboy)
-Sport Sandals with a back strap (Teva, Chaco, etc.)
-Shampoo and conditioner
-Body wash or bar soap with carry case
-Toothpaste and toothbrush (with case)
-Disposable razor and shaving cream (if applicable)
-Feminine hygiene products (if applicable)
-Pillow and pillow cases
-Flashlight with batteries
-Stationary, stamps, pre-addressed envelopes to family
In With the Old
Save the new clothes purchases for back-to-school shopping in August! Camp is made for getting dirty, so pack old clothing. Clothes can also get lost or ruined.
Let’s face it; kids will be kids. The fast-paced lifestyle of summer camp can often lead to lost or misplaced items. Use a permanent marker or nametags to identify all of your camper’s belongings.
Roll With It
Are you worried about how to fit everything on your packing list? Roll it! Rolling items increases space in a trunk or suitcase and can fend off wrinkles or creases in clothing.
Send Proper Footwear
Due to safety concerns, many camps do not allow shoes without back straps, such as flip-flops or slides. To avoid any issues, choose a sturdy, all-terrain sandal with a back strap to keep your camper safe. Additionally, boots or shoes with a small heel are typically required for horseback riding.
Shut Down Electronics
Many camps have a “No Electronics” policy. At Camp Highlander, we lock electronics up upon camper’s arrival and keep them secured until the end of the session. Electronics include tablets, mobile devices, laptops and handheld video games. Camp is definitely a place to unplug and tune in!
Win Some Camp Highlander Swag Here:
One lucky Smarty will win a Camp Highlander Crazy Creek and Camp Highlander Camelbak, a $65 value! Entering is easy peezy – simply follow these steps:
2. You must be a CSP e-newsletter subscriber.
3. In the comments below, tell us what you’re most excited about for summer!
That’s it!! Winners will be announced next Thursday, June 18th in our newsletter. Happy summer, Smarties!
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Nestled in the Western North Carolina mountains, with 240 pristine acres on the banks of the South Mills River, Camp Highlander is truly “A Place Like No Other.”
Karl and Shelley Alexander invite you to discover why Camp Highlander is A Place Like No Other! To check for openings at their 1-week, 2-week or 3-week sessions, or for more information, visit www.camphighlander.com , contact 828-891-7721 or email@example.com.