Summer camp is such a gift for both kids AND parents, and whether your kids are at day camp, sleep-away, or “mom camp,” there are tons of great resources for parents. I wanted to share some of my favorite camp posts that are full of ideas for staying in touch with your camper, getting more than “Hi Mom” in camp letters, sending non-food care packages since many camps prohibit ant-attracting mail, etc.
This is a unique summer for me, because I have a camper, a CILT (trainee), and a Counselor, so I’m enjoying hearing about their adventures from so many different angles.
It’s impossible to forget how nervous I was sending my kids away to camp the first time, and I told them that many years ago, I found great comfort the first night when I looked outside and realized we were all looking at the same moon, even though we were miles away. Now, watching my older boys work with younger kids, and see how much fun they have teaching and leading, it makes me realize just how special it all is to grow up at camp.
Here are some of my favorite camp posts loaded with ideas and tips – hope you’ll share with friends!
- Care Package Ideas and Camp Questionnaire – I put together a list of quick, easy care package ideas that your camper will love. Also, I had a lot of fun putting together a camp questionnaire when my kids were little so that I could pull a few more words out of their pens. Rest period is short, and they certainly need some REST, so this makes it easy for them to send you information quickly.
- Stay In Touch With Your Camper – Here’s a lit of creative ways to stay in touch. Everything from sending pre-addressed, stamped envelopes (enabling, I know, but hey, they’re busy!) to varying your letters with cards, etc.
- Summer Ideas for Staycationers – And if it’s Camp Mom this summer, or day camp while you work, there are tons of fun things you can do to enjoy time off together and create some homemade fun.
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