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June 11, 2024 2 min read

Quick pack list guide for outdoor summer camps

We've put together an extensive list of helpful everything when sending your kids to summer camp. Pick and choose what is most useful for you! Number one tip from us - clip a MiniKit or GoKiton their backpacks - being able to take care of their own booboos will foster their sense of independence and resilience. 

Clothing:

    • T-shirts
    • Shorts
    • Hat or cap for sun protection
    • Sunglasses with UV protection
    • Light jacket or hoodie (for cooler mornings or evenings)
    • Swimsuit and towel (if water activities are planned)
    • Sturdy closed-toe shoes (e.g., sneakers or hiking shoes)
    • Extra socks

Hydration and Snacks:

    • Refillable water bottle
    • Healthy snacks (e.g., granola bars, fruit, trail mix)
    • Lunch (if not provided by the camp)

Sun and Insect Protection:

    • Sunscreen (water-resistant, SPF 30+)
    • Lip balm with SPF
    • Sun hat or visor
    • Insect repellent wipes or spray

Personal Items:

    • Small backpack to carry belongings
    • Hand sanitizer or wet wipes
    • Tissues
    • Any necessary medications (e.g., for allergies or asthma)

Activity Gear:

    • Sports equipment (e.g., soccer ball, frisbee)
    • Extra set of clothes for messy activities
    • Towel or blanket for sitting on the ground
    • Optional: Camera or smartphone for capturing memories

Safety and Comfort:

    • First Aid Kit(bandages, antiseptic wipes, adhesive tape)
    • Whistle (for emergencies)
    • Portable seating (e.g., foldable chair or blanket)
    • Lightweight rain poncho or jacket (in case of sudden showers)
    • Any necessary medications (e.g., for allergies or asthma)

Optional Extras:

    • Outdoor games or toys (e.g., jump rope, bubbles)
    • Field guide or nature journal for exploring
    • Binoculars for birdwatching or wildlife spotting

By packing these essentials, your child will be equipped to make the most of their outdoor day summer camp experience while staying safe, comfortable, and ready for adventure.