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23 Things That Are Perfect For A Camp Care Package

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1. Monster hand tattoos, for next-level campfire skits.

Monsters for your monsters.Price: $6.99 at Jet**New Jet customers receive a 15% discount on their first three orders over $35 with the promo code SAVE15.**
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Monsters for your monsters.

Price: $6.99 at Jet

**New Jet customers receive a 15% discount on their first three orders over $35 with the promo code SAVE15.**

2. Glamspin, the lip gloss fidget spinner that remedies both chapped lips and rainy-day boredom.

Your kids don't need the internet, just this distillation of it.Price: $9.99 at Glamspin
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Your kids don't need the internet, just this distillation of it.

Price: $9.99 at Glamspin

3. Books! Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give is a brilliant read for slightly older kids. For middle-grade readers, try Lauren Wolk's lovely Beyond the Bright Sea.

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Price: The Hate U Give starts at $5.97/Beyond the Bright Sea starts at $5.44, both on Amazon

4. A clever clothes-pin book light, for undercover reading.

Serious rustic camp vibes.Price: $11.49 at Walmart
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Serious rustic camp vibes.

Price: $11.49 at Walmart

5. A set of scrunchies, because camp is all about tradition, and everything old is new again.

Why did no one tell me to save my scrunchies for my future kids?Price: $12 for five at Urban Outfitters
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Why did no one tell me to save my scrunchies for my future kids?

Price: $12 for five at Urban Outfitters

6. A container of red velvet slime, so your kid's new camp friends will see that you're totally up on the ~youth trends~.

All day I dream about slime.Price: $0.99 on Etsy
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All day I dream about slime.

Price: $0.99 on Etsy

7. It would be very wrong to use this little plush frog or this lovable walrus as candy mules.

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Even though they DO have secret zippered compartments that could probably fit a fair amount of contraband snacks...

Price: Assorted animals, starting at $9.75 on Amazon

8. If you're going to be a sneaky candy smuggler, go for broke and send Haribo.

Haribo is superior to all other candies. Don't @ me.Price: $16.90 for an assortment of nine packs on Amazon
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Haribo is superior to all other candies. Don't @ me.

Price: $16.90 for an assortment of nine packs on Amazon

9. A mini survival kit that comes with a brilliant multi-tool which functions as a compass, a whistle, an emergency light, a thermometer, a signal mirror, and a magnifying glass (among other things).

Boy Scouts aren't the only ones who can be prepared!Price: $6.32 at Walmart or Amazon
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Boy Scouts aren't the only ones who can be prepared!

Price: $6.32 at Walmart or Amazon

10. Hair chalk, to dissuade them from more permanent hair-dying attempts (see: Kool-Aid).

I shudder to recall the Sun-In missteps of my youth.Price: $11.99 at Walmart
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I shudder to recall the Sun-In missteps of my youth.

Price: $11.99 at Walmart

11. A non-digital instamatic camera, because what is summer camp if not a celebration of analog memories?

It's a step up from the disposable cameras of my camp days.Price: $44.50 at Walmart
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It's a step up from the disposable cameras of my camp days.

Price: $44.50 at Walmart

12. Glow-in-the-dark playing cards, for next-level cabin game nights.

They're also waterproof!Price: $9.99 on Amazon.
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They're also waterproof!

Price: $9.99 on Amazon.

13. Or go with a standard Bicycle deck, because tbh there's a high likelihood that at least a few cards will get lost in the woods.

Camp is where some of the most vicious card sharks got their starts.Price: $3.97 for a two-pack on Amazon
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Camp is where some of the most vicious card sharks got their starts.

Price: $3.97 for a two-pack on Amazon

14. An portable misting fan, for hand-held refreshment during capture the flag.

A cloud of cool mist is a great way to attract new friends, I've found.Price: $15.99 at Walmart
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A cloud of cool mist is a great way to attract new friends, I've found.

Price: $15.99 at Walmart

15. A friendship bracelet kit, so they can create those most iconic of summer camp souvenirs.

"Wow, my first real friend...ship bracelet!"Price: $9.78 at Amazon
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"Wow, my first real friend...ship bracelet!"

Price: $9.78 at Amazon

16. No care package is _______ without Mad Libs, the word game beloved by ________ and campers alike!

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There's even a camp version! Or you can let your kids write an alternative history of the world, one that probably involves a lot of butts and minor curse words.

Price: $3.74 for the camp version/$3.44 for the history version, both on Amazon

17. A watercolor postcard kit, for an artistic activity that's also a subtle "keep in touch" nudge.

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You can even address and stamp the cards, if you really want to drive your point home.

Price: $9.99 on Amazon

18. Shakespearean insult bandages, which will delight book nerds and theater campers alike.

"Thou art a boil, a plague-sore!" —me trying to make friends at campPrice: $7.50 at Walmart
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"Thou art a boil, a plague-sore!" —me trying to make friends at camp

Price: $7.50 at Walmart

19. All-natural mosquito-repelling bracelets, because they call fruit punch bug juice for a reason.

And the reason is SO MANY BUGS.

Price: $9.99 for seven on Amazon

20. According to the Pew Research Center, 85% of kids don't bring enough socks to camp. JK I made that up, but how about these Minion no-shows, eh?

I never pack enough socks and I always wish someone would send me socks. This post is an elaborate cry for socks. Price: $4.97 at Walmart
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I never pack enough socks and I always wish someone would send me socks. This post is an elaborate cry for socks.

Price: $4.97 at Walmart

21. If Minons aren't your kid's thing, these socks have some serious Lisa Frank vibes.

Seriously, socks.Price: $8.40 at Happy Socks
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Seriously, socks.

Price: $8.40 at Happy Socks

22. A book of Star Wars paper planes, for indoor kids in the great outdoors.

So they can enjoy a little Star Wars with their star gazing.Price: $15.73 at Walmart
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So they can enjoy a little Star Wars with their star gazing.

Price: $15.73 at Walmart

23. Glow stick bracelets, because what is summer camp if not Burning Man, Jr.?

Send them a pack of 100 to share, because it's a gift economy, man.Price: $7.95 for a tube of 100 at Walmart
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Send them a pack of 100 to share, because it's a gift economy, man.

Price: $7.95 for a tube of 100 at Walmart

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