So, you’ve packed your camper up, finished the last-minute labeling and shopping, said your goodbyes and dropped them off for the first day. You were both feeling a little nervous, but all in all felt excitement for the journey ahead. You’re sorry that you’re not sorry you’ve been constantly hitting that #refresh button for new pictures. Now that you’ve got the house to yourself, what is the next thing to focus on? Visiting Day, of course! The day when you get to embrace your camper once again is fast approaching, so we’re here to help you get all the prep you need. While your camper is incredibly excited to spend the day with you, let’s be real! They’re also super pumped to see what kinds of goodies you pull up to camp with. Maybe they’ve been sending you letters everyday with exact details on what they want to chow down on during the big day or the newest game they play during rest hour, or maybe you need a few ideas on what to bring. In that case, we’ve got you covered!
Being experts in all things summer, camp, and Visiting Day, the Summer 365 team has put together a decked out list of all the best jewelry, game, accessories, and most importantly – food – that your camper will be sure to get excited about. Our gifts are sorted out by your camper’s niche, whether they are stylish, sweet, or spirited!
A few companies have also been generous enough to give our Summer 365 family a special discount just for Visiting Day.
p.s. Take note of any lead times for orders! And be sure to check any Visiting Day guidelines provided by your child’s camp. Many camps have a food allergy policy or do not allow bunk gifts!
p.p.s. we do not benefit financially from the sale of any of these items, they are just companies and products we heart!
For the Sweet Camper
The perfect little treat for your perfect little camper! These bite sized cupcakes have become the most popular baked good in the game for quite some time now. Owner and Baker Melissa has been passionate about baking her whole life, and her cupcakes (and other treats!) certainly show it. Your camper’s smile will be sure to widen when you show up to camp with these colorful little guys in your hands.
Baked by Melissa has an entire camp collection up on their website, with a variety of packages suiting your family and camper’s needs.We especially love their Camp Assortment – Bunk Buddies package, which is camp-friendly (no nut ingredients!!). For the bigger bunks, they offer a Visiting Day Delight package and a Camp Lunch Table package, which is complete with four boxes of cupcakes!! You get a gold star from us if you can finish it all.
S365 Discount Code – SUMMER365 for 10% off Bunk Buddies Assortment 25-pack
Why eat a boring chocolate chip cookie when you can have one Baked in Color! This is a repeat performance in our guide because these treats are just pure happiness. Chocolate chip cookies are America’s #1 dessert and Baked in Color cookies are the first rainbow chocolate chip cookies on the market. Happy, fun and delicious, these cool cookies can also be customized by color for all of life’s special occasions: camp spirit, sporting and team events, birthday parties, mitzvahs and college pride.
Bring on all things rainbow and yummy! We love Baked in Color for Visiting Day, especially the Cookie Cakes and the brand new Brownie Cakes. These can be either signature rainbow or made in your camp colors for the ultimate spirit boost! If you really want a treat, try out their Brownie Oreo Cookie Cake, as featured in Time Out NY.
S365 Discount Code – SUMMER365 for 10% off entire purchase!
Bo & Ty Sweets is a 100% nut-free candy company specializing in gifts and special occasions. Perfect for your camper who’s best friend has a nut allergy – this way they can share with all their friends when the parents leave! Orders can be placed on the web site, and there is a 7 day lead time for visiting day orders. Rush orders may be requested by emailing [email protected].
We love that Bo & Ty puts nut-free families at ease while also being super yummy! There are so many ways you can enjoy your sweets, you can… Bottle It! – Customized BPA free water bottle filled with your choice of nut-free candy in your camp colors and topped with your camp’s logo! The deluxe version also includes 3 camp bracelets. Stash It! – Customized waterproof zippered pouch filled with a party mix of assorted nut-free candy, a set of jacks, bracelet beads and string, shimmer notebook, retro crayon and color war sunglasses, with your camp’s logo on the outside of pouch! Box It! – Durable plastic tackle box filled with a party mix of assorted nut-free candy, a set of jacks, bracelet beads and string. There is also an option for candy only! All with the camp logo on the outside.
Summer 365 Discount: With the code SUMMER3652018, customers will receive 10% off their entire order! Expires August 12, 2018.
Treat House offers innovative and beautifully decorated varieties of crispy rice treats. Popular flavors include Birthday Cake, Cookies and Cream, Caramel Sea Salt, Chocolate Pretzel, Sugar Cookie, and Bubble Gum. They customize our treats with your camp’s logo as well as other camp themed decorations. They offer 12-packs for boys and girls, and now have a new custom S’more Party Bar (perfect for the whole bunk) along with a bunk sized treat sampler.
They offer our 12-pack in an allergy friendly assortment as well for campers that have gluten and dairy allergies. All of their camp treats are NUT FREE, however, their facility does contain nuts. All of our Treats are certified Kosher Dairy by Kof-K.
Who wouldn’t want to try out a deluxe flavored rice krispy treat?! Visiting Day is definitely the time to #TreatYourself and your camper will want to do just that with Treat House. There is also a dairy and gluten-free 12 pack for your camper with dietary needs! You can order on their website, www.treathouse.com. Lead time is 5 days for regional shipping and delivery. For West Coast and South, please allow 7 days for delivery/
S365 Discount Code – Use coupon code Treats365 for 15% percent off at checkout!
Who doesn’t love eating a scoop of cookie dough? Now with DŌ, Cookie Dough Confections you can enjoy a variety of cookie dough flavors without the worry of raw egg! This is a different, delicious and fun way to enjoy your favorite sweet cookie flavors using high quality ingredients. For the past two years, DŌ has served sweet lovers cookie dough in its ready-to-eat state, mixed into ice cream, or baked in the oven. To date, Founder and CEO Kristen has developed over 25 handcrafted flavors including top-sellers such as Signature Chocolate Chip, Cake Batter, Heavenly, and Confetti www.cookiedonyc.com.
Not only do we LOVE the fact that we can eat an entire cup of cookie dough without a worry, but Cookie Do NYC doesn’t need to be refrigerated! This treat is perfect for traveling to camp and for your camper to save after the day is over! Order the Camp Visiting Day Pack, which includes 12 4 oz. containers of edible cookie dough with an option to customize the containers with their camp name. Orders can be placed online: No substitutions allowed. All orders require at least 72 hours advanced notice. Visiting Day pack orders are for STORE PICK UP ONLY. (at DŌ flagship store, 550 Laguardia Place) but click here for other packs that can be shipped nationwide.
KicksBySammy was created by an emerging artist in search of new and exciting canvases. Sammy Handler started her business customizing sneakers & hats while attending the University of Maryland and is also a lifelong camper herself! KicksBySammy has now evolved into a full service custom design firm. She is proud to offer her unique camp & custom designs on a line of products, including fuzzy blankets, blanket bags, pillows, pillowcases, towel wraps…. that celebrate your camper’s love and passion for their home away from home.
10% of all proceeds are donated to The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research. View and order products on her website at kicksbysammy.com or contact [email protected] for any inquiries. Please order no later than July 6th to guarantee your child is not disappointed on visiting day!
KicksBySammy curates an original product for each client giving your camper one of a kind swag to strut around their bunk with! Your camper is guaranteed to love any of her products but we obsess over her pillows and shoes decked out with Sammy’s art.
Discount code: SUMMER365 for 10% off
Beaded By Marley is handmade jewelry designed and crafted by owner Marley Lazarus using unique techniques and beads. The company was created six years ago when Marley discovered beading on a loom. Marley has since expanded her designs, from seed bead bracelets to all types of jewelry that fit her customers’ requests! Each piece is handcrafted using beads and gemstones from all around the world. Orders can be placed through beadedbymarley.com, or by emailing [email protected]. There is a lead time of 1-2 weeks for orders to be placed and shipped.
Marley is creating loomed bracelets that are customizable with your camp’s name and colors, perfect for staying fashionable around the campgrounds! She also makes super cute Camp Color Chokers, perfect for Color War or any summer night. Each choker is made to fit any neck and can be removed very easily. We love these necklaces to add a dash of style to your camp ensemble!
Summer 365 discount – Use code Take10 at checkout.
Shame On Jane is a fun young jewelry company started by Kimberly Pauley. She set out to create meaningful gifts for every event in a girl’s life. Shame On Jane has Camp Name Necklaces, Spirit Bracelets and Zip Code Necklaces all for $21 and under with free shipping. Every Camp necklace and bracelet comes on a special “camp themed” card and if in stock, ships within 24 to 48 hours. To order go to www.shameonjane.com or for inquiries or custom orders email [email protected] or call 203 557 4303.
Shame on Jane camp jewelry is the perfect way to keep camp close to your heart throughout the year. Want to feel like you’re with your camp friends all year ‘round? Buy matching Shame on Jane jewelry so it feels like you’re always matching! The Spirit Bracelets are also perfect staying decked out during the Color War season.
S635 Discount Code – summer365 for 15% off
For the Spirited Camper
Camprageous.com is your “one stop camp shop” for all of your sleepaway camp wants. They’ve got all the cutest stuff for camp, just about anything your camper can think of! Does your camper need new bedding or color war gear? Camprageous has got the goods.
Your camper will be sure to stand out in their customizable Camprageous Gear! Want to deck out your camper’s bed and area for the remainder of the summer? Check out the Custom Magic Sequin Pillows, Cling-It Photo Frames, and Signing Pillows for when the summer comes to a close. Of course Color War is the main event of the summer, so be sure to include a Color War Tin complete with Spiritwear within the Tin. Add on some color coordinated Jibbitz for your Crocs and they’ll be the most spirited camper on the team!
For free shipping on your order (until July 31), use our code 365SHIP at checkout.
Unicorn Snot is the glitter gel that is blowing up the internet! We know it’s always fun to add a little glitter and shine to your life, so why not bring it to camp? Unicorn Snot features products such as Glitter Gel, Glitter Lip Gloss, and Holographic Lip Glitter. The Gel can be used on your eyelids, cheeks, and even hair for a few glittery streaks!
While Unicorn Snot is super fun to use for a sparkly camp night, they’re brand new Holographic Glitter Sunscreen will keep your camper sparkling throughout the day! This sunscreen comes in blue, pink, and gold, as well as having 30 SPF protection and being water resistant for up to 80 minutes. If you want to buy a pack that your camper can share with the bunk, their Glitter Gel and Glitter Lip Gloss also come in assortments of 5 products featuring silver, pink, gold, purple, and blue glitters. Side note – all their products are completely vegan and cruelty free!
S365 Discount Code – Free Shipping on orders more than $25
For the First Time Boy Camper
We know the first time away from home can be stressful – but hopefully your guy is settled in and loving camp by now! We want to let him know we’ve been thinking about him, and what better way to show then bring up some of the must have games for rest hour. Our favorites are these handheld old school arcade games or Top Trumps.
These modern classic arcade games already come with their own batteries and are ready to be enjoyed with the bunk once family time has come to a close. They are light, easy to store, and easy to carry! Or let your camper get consumed by the fast-paced, super competitive, and easy to learn game Top Trumps that campers are going wild for.
Face Socks will be sure to help your camper stand out in a crowd! Perhaps he is missing his dog or cat at home, and maybe needs an extra dose of his favorite superhero. Crisis averted – now you’ve got their face on a pair of socks!! Face Socks will keep your camper feeling at home while looking stylish and feeling fun.
For the camper that needs a little extra help getting out of his comfort zone at camp, these socks are the perfect trick. They’re an amazing conversation starter and definitely will put a smile on the face of anyone who comes across them! Keep it wacky with a pair of Face Socks!!
For the First Time Girl Camper
From Simply Chill Creations, we present to you – the Camp Life Journal! We’re sure you want to know everything about your camper’s first time experience. This is the best way for her to write down everything about her summer, whether it is how she’s feeling from day to day, whether she enjoys the lake or the pool better, or which team she was on for Color War. Hopefully she’ll share some details within the journal so you get to enjoy it with her!
The very first summer at camp is so special, and she’s going to want to remember every moment. This journal will be a great memory to look back when she’s older, perhaps when she’s had ten summers at camp under her belt! She’ll remember how much fun she had that first summer, and how grateful she was to receive her journal on Visiting Day.
Friends and partners Dana Runyon and Kim Spadiccini grew up collecting stickers and love anything and everything sparkly, so they thought they’d make a career out if it! Sticker Beans are crystalized prints of cool and trendy images perfect for your camp drawers or for sticking on the back of your journal. For Visiting Day, we recommend going with the gift sets of the Collector Book with either a 10-pack or a 15-pack or stickers.
Sticker Beans keeps the camp theme of keeping unplugged alive by bringing back an old time tradition of sticker collecting. Campers can compare and even trade their Sticker Beans while adding an individualized sparkle to their personal items! With stickers such as food, emojis, and animals, the customizing possibilities are endless!
For After the Visiting Day Party
So Visiting Day has come to a close… now what?! We know you wish the day could last forever, but the campers need to continue on with their amazing summers! Want a way to express to them how much fun you had? Let us introduce you to our obsession – the most fun and creative way to up your snail mail game! Instead of writing a regular old letter, let our friends and artists at Punkpost illustrate a beautifully handwritten letter for you that is as quick as texting! At Punkpost, you send them your message and the address of the recipient, and they formulate your words into a stylish and unique piece of art. Imagine your camper’s excitement when they receive that letter in the mail! They will absolutely love it.
They’ve packed their card store with new Summer Camp cards. You can shop and send the whole collection right from your phone by downloading their easy-to-use app or use your computer to quickly get one off to your camper.
Not sure what to send? Check out their camp blog of examples and ideas that are sure to make any kid a happy camper.
The first card is FREE and then use discount code SUMMER365 for $2 off your second card.
That should be all the tools you need for a fun and successful Visiting Day… hope all our camp families enjoy the day!
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