Do you have a kiddo heading off to Summer Camp this year? We have some ideas for you today to help your child have the best camp experience possible (and to make it a bit less stressful on mom!).
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Sending a child off to camp is such a big deal! As mom, I’d be nervous but knowing my kids would have a great time. Here are a few things that can help you keep your kids organized.
1. Zip-loc method – This is something I learned from my mother in law! She has always packed an outfit for each day, and put them in a large zip loc bag. This way the kids are sure to change underwear and socks, AND they can put their dirty clothes right back in the zip loc so the dirties and cleans don’t mix up in the bag. (It also makes re-packing their suitcase much easier for them because they just toss all the bags inside!)
2. Label EVERYTHING – You don’t want your child’s things getting mixed up or forgotten, so adding labels to the things you send them with is a must! Mabel’s Labels has a limited edition Summer camp pack that has all the things you’d need to label all your child’s clothes, bags, shoes and products. I love that they are waterproof. We unintentionally tested this because the pack got immersed in water during a flash flood here, and they came out totally fine. Still sticky and useable! There are so many ways to customize the labels with colors and names so that they fit your child’s unique style.
3. Special something – Send your child with something from home to make them feel better. They may want to seem too big for a photo from home or a stuffed animal, but you can get creative. Send them with a little rock from home that they can carry in their pocket or look at when they get lonely. That way they can have a piece of you with them, without worrying about being teased, if they are concerned about it.
4. Communication – Check in to how your child can communicate with you while they are gone. The camp pack from Mabel’s Labels comes with some cute postcards that are perfect for sending letters! Check into phone times or texts too, so your child knows what to expect as far as communication goes.
5. Send them with a friend – Especially if this is their first time heading off to camp, try to coordinate times with one of their friends from home. That way they will know at least one person there who can help them make new friends!
Are you sending any one to Summer camp this year? What are your favorite camp memories?