Guide to Summer Camp Care Packages 101

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So, your child will be off to summer camp soon, a nice break for parents and children alike. But, you want to ensure your child still feels loved and cared for at summer camp. So, what do you do? Well, you can send along a care package. Here is a guide to summer camp care packages 101.

Care package definition

Care packages are pretty much just that; packages you send to your child at summer camp to let them know you care. These packages include things they enjoy along with a special something that reminds them of home, like baked goodies and/or sweet notes.

Read the rules first

Before you even send out a care package, be sure to find out the rules of the summer camp your child is attending. Each camp has their own set of rules as to what is allowed and what is not allowed in care packages. For example, some summer camps don’t allow food in packages while others may not allow certain types of toys.

Skip the sugary candy and snacks

Yes, kids like candy and snacks that are loaded with sugar. However, I am sure the summer camp staff doesn’t want to deal with your child after all that sugar overload! Not to mention the fact that if your child shares the sugary goodies with their friends, suddenly the staff will be faced with a group of kids hyped on sugar, instead of just one child. I know it’s tempting, but don’t do it!

Cool package ideas

So, what are some cool ideas for you to put in the care package? Glow sticks are always a huge hit with kids. These are great to use as an alternative to flashlights. Snacks are always a welcome sight for kids. Opt for snacks like pretzels, trail mix, peanuts and raisins. Another cool idea for the care package, a small game they can play with other kids, like Uno or Go Fish.

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