Whether you are a first time camp parent or your child is returning for the 9th summer, now seems to be the time those packing lists have arrived. Packing is one of those things that has to be done, it needs to be accomplished at one point or another. And let’s face it… a goal without a plan is just a wish! So whether you are a planner or tend to be more of a procrastinator, here are 10 tips you won’t want to miss so you can create your own packing game plan!
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Read the latest confession from one of our experts Hallie, giving you the real deal scoop on her experience as a first time camp parent. She is sharing all the feels about departure day and her camper coming home!
t the age of 13 years old I decided it would be a great idea to embark on a 3-week journey to Fiji for an organized, teen community service trip. I was abnormally calm considering I was about to travel to a foreign country alone for nearly a month. My parents nervously dropped me off at JFK, and as I was checking into the flight, asked me one more time, “are you sure you want to do this?” I turned around, all of the sudden filled with nerves, and unsteadily said “absolutely!”
I’ve been following lots of different stores and websites that sell camp items in the hopes of finding some great visiting day swag for my son. Here’s the problem…1) He’s a boy and doesn’t care about all the (awesome) camp jewelry etc (but would it be weird if I bought it for myself?!) 2) He’s not a candy kid…
I’m not going to lie, I started hearing murmurs of other camp families getting their first letter yesterday and then I was consumed with the thought of mine. When was I going to hear from my new camper? Is he happy? Does he like his bunk? Then it all pays off… I have turned all my energy to total jealousy! What I would do to be in his shoes again.
Well, it’s only been 3 days since I put my son on the bus for his first summer at camp but it feels like an eternity! I kept reminding myself that it’s healthy for our kids to be anxious and nervous sometimes and to be pushed out of their comfort zone, from this they learn.
At Summer365 we are all about creative ways to make your camper happy. Writing letters and emails have become a daily routine for most parents. We have come up with a list of 6 wild, wacky and creative letters you can send in the mail and yes these are very real.
SOS! It usually happens during that first week of camp, when the adrenaline and crazy-making of packing, labeling, shipping, driving, hugging, kissing, and saying good bye has ended when you realize… your kid isn’t home! Have no fears, Summer 365’s survival kit to the rescue.
Camp is one day away and it’s time again for the infamous “Last Meal,” or for some families, “the week of a thousand meals.” Indulge with your child one last time before they take off with their favorite meal and enjoy some much-needed family time. Here are 3 easy steps to nailing your last family meal together.
You know it is getting down to the wire when your Facebook feed is flooded with posts asking for last minute camp packing advice on a Saturday night. With trunks set to be picked up next week, you are most likely running around frantically picking up last minute items. That being said, we thought this would be a good time to give you some Summer 365 tricks of the trade and our best packing advice from seasoned mom’s who have packed hundreds of duffles!