Summer Camp Gift Ideas

If you attended summer camp as a child or have a child who is a camper, you know how tickled kids are to get care packages and treats while away from home!  

My oldest child has been an overnight camper for a couple of years now, and each year, I send fun, personalized items for her to open each day while at camp.  I posted this list of summer camp gifts last year.

Listed below are items to send with your child or to pack in care packages.  I’ve gathered these from different sources across the web.  While most of these camp gifts are geared toward girls, several can be for boys.

Customize these adorable pillow cases with your child’s name or camp name.  These pillow cases come with a Sharpie pen for autographs.

  This caddy features a waterproof liner and holes for drainage at the bottom.  Gotta Great Gift has several cute patterns of this item!

Step out of the camp shower in style!

A few more goodies from around the web I have my eye on or have given to Maddie in the past…

Love these!  Choose camp colors, school colors, or your child’s favorite colors!  Click the link to visit Kyndall’s Etsy store and to see your options!

Mad Libs
Perfect for rainy days, rest time, and free time!  Check your local stores for Word Searches, CrossWord Puzzles, or Maze books, depending on what your child prefers!

Favorite Candy!
Just remember to pack heat-resistant candy:)

Other ideas to place in camp care packages…glow sticks, flashlight, playing cards, cute pens, hair accessories, disposable camera, flavored lip balm, or individual-sized crackers and cookies.  

Be sure to leave a comment with other camp gift ideas, and Pin this post to Pinterest so you can reference it later!
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  1. great ideas!

  2. These are all wonderful ideas…my kids went to camp many moons ago and I always send several cards for them to open on certain days. Thanks for stopping by my blog and entering the giveaway. Your picture on your sidebar is beautiful!

  3. I hopped over from Sunday Blog Hop. I am your new Linky Follower. You have a great blog!

  4. Hello Amanda,
    Our youngest daughter has gone to for the past three years, and is planning to go again this year. I love all of your useful tips. Thanks for sharing.
    Smiles, Paula

  5. These are such fun ideas! We are so glad you came to another week of our fun “Strut Your Stuff Saturday”. Please join us again! -The Sisters

  6. what great gifts!! 🙂 i personally loved mad libs for camp nights around the fire!

  7. I love the ideas that you shared for kids going away to camp. So glad you shared this at Sunday Blog Love, great post!

  8. All great ideas!
    Thanks for linking up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  9. Dawn Brumfield says:

    My kids (13 & 15) go out of state to Church camp each year. The adults in our church “draw names” and each female gets a female teen and males get a male teen. They are in charge of making a small bag for each camper each day. They include a Bible verse each day, a non melting candy each day, and a small treat. Since they are teens, some of them included emery boards, a deck of cards, lip balm, etc. The man who drew my son last year even sent a teen boy joke of the day. My son loved them. Each adult is also charged with praying for that camper while they are at camp. This has led to friendships between adults and teens in our Church that may not have happened without this. As a mom, it is nice to know others are praying for my kids,

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