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Summer Camp Essentials: Top 10 Items to Pack

Most overnight summer camps provide the basics for your child, but it's smart to pack these essentials just in case. Plus, by purchasing the items yourself, you can be assured of their quality. Check out our list of important camp items that are often forgotten.

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Bathing Suit


This ought to be a no-brainer, but it can be left out in the shuffle of packing. Swimming and water activities are a big part of many summer camp experiences, so a swimsuit (or two) is essential. Also pack aqua socks/water shoes or flip-flops for to protect kids' feet, and a beach towel.

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August 27, 2014



Don't be afraid of fats! Healthy fats, like those found in nuts, avocado, or cheese, make great lunch additions or snacks, and will help keep your child full until the end of the school day.


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