Life

The Secret Must-Have Packing List for Summer Camp

When you register your kids for Jewish summer camp, you’ll usually get a list of items that they must bring with them. It will seem to fully list everything your camper will need for their experience, from proper footwear to toiletries to Shabbat clothing. However, there are some items you may want to include that won’t be listed, but will make your camper’s experience even better. Here are just a few secret must-have items for your kid’s summer camp stay:

  1. A Headlamp

While flashlights are always helpful at camp, a headlamp is even better. It frees up your camper’s hands to build fires, pitch tents and do other activities without the inconvenience of finding somewhere to balance a flashlight while doing so. Plus, headlamps just look cool — experienced campers know the value of a good headlamp!

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Life Lessons Only Summer Camp Can Offer

Sleepaway camp is often the highlight of the summer — for kids and parents alike. Kids get to spend time learning new skills and forging new friendships, while parents get a week or two to themselves. Yet, when the kids come home, they often do so as new people. Though camp may be over for the summer, it transforms how they see the world. The life lessons they’ve learned at camp will stay with them for a lifetime:

  1. A Bolder Self-Image

At camp, one of the main goals is to get kids out of their comfort zones. No leap is too big at camp, especially when your new friends are cheering you on. Even when campers come up just short of the

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