Last Minute Summer Camp Packing Tips

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It’s almost time. Your little one will be going off to summer camp. You’re pretty much packed, but you could use a bit of help. Are you organizing the bags correctly? Do you need to label things? Here are some last minute packing tips to help you make sure your child is ready for summer camp.

1. Plastic Bags

Freezer bags, gallon bags and sandwich bags are your friends. Buy several boxes of varying sizes. Gallon bags are great for shoes and summer clothes. Sandwich bags are great for chargers, underwear and socks. Storing things in plastic bags will help your child find what they are looking for quickly.

2. Label Everything

If you want it returned to you, label it. How you label things will depend on what they are, but everything your child takes to camp should have their name emblazoned on it somewhere.

3. Toiletries

Pack toiletries in their own bag. The camp your child attends may have requirements when it comes to sizes and how they are packed so be sure to ask. Having these items in their own bag will let your child find them with ease.

4. Bedding

If the camp your child is attending expects them to pack their own bedding, put this all in a separate bag. If your child has a favorite pillow or stuffed animal, be sure to pack it.

5. A Small Gift

A surprise gift waiting for your child when they open their bag will be welcomed. Make your child feel special by purchasing something small, wrapping it and putting it on top of whatever you’ve packed. It can go a long way in making them feel a little less homesick.

If you would like assistance in finding financial aid for Jewish Summer Camp in Atlanta, reach out to our friendly team. We can help you find the means to pay for your child’s camp this year.