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23 Things That Are Perfect For A Camp Care Package

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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.


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

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

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).


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

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.

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

Price: $9.99 on Amazon


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

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