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Summer Camp Check List and More

6 Apr

april-camp-001This is a great time to start thinking about summer camp and creating a check list for those little extra special items you want to send with your little campers.  For those of us with children attending an overnight camp, preparation is key.  The must-pack lists for clothing, sunscreen, flip flops and hats are readily available.  But what about those little extras?

This week we want to share some of our staff favorites for day camp and overnight camp from our staff of moms here!  They are just some special touches that will help keep your child organized and will add a bit of style to their experience.april-camp-002

1.  Camp Notepads and Camp Stationery are a great way for your child to have easy access to adorable note paper and envelopes, perfect for writing home and for jotting notes while away.  Tip:  Send your child with about 50 of the notepad sheets and save the rest for the following year!

2. Camp Address labels are pretty perfect for help in return addressing the envelopes.  Tip:  pre-address and stamp the envelopes to the camper’s parents, grandparents, other relatives and best friends so your camper can simply place his or her note in the envelope and mail them!

3. Bag Tags are personalized and a great way to be sure bags left find their owner!  They are generally laminated or printed on heavy acrylic and are a stylish and practical addition.  Tip: add one to each duffle bags, tote bag and back pack your camper will be bringing. They are very useful and can be used for years.

4.  To help identify items from laundry services, we offer  100% soft cotton fabric Iron-On or Sew-On name tapes. They come on a continuous roll and are easy to use.  Tip:  These last for hundreds of washes and are fabulous for daycare too if you have younger siblings.

5.  Pre-order a Camper Gift and surprise them on the day they leave or mail it to them at the Camp so they get it the first week they are there! Some unique and personalized ideas are gifts that will be very special to them.  Tip:  include a Tervis water bottle with their name in their duffle bag as a suprise when they arrive!  Other ideas are a cute bath wrap, a monogrammed baseball cap, a diary, or a set of Game Notepads to play hangman, tic tac toe and more.

Have fun and happy camping!  Visit our Camp Boutique for more great ideas!

Best wishes,

Renee

Make Campers Happy with Personalized Gifts

9 May

Getting ready and packed for overnight camp can be a challenge for parents trying to help campers feel at home while away at overnight camp.  Personalized camp gifts not only make campers feel special, but help their camp goods from getting lost in the cabin shuffle.

Encourage campers to write home the old-fashioned way.  Since most camps ban e-mail and text correspondence, your campers will be thankful to have his or her own personalized stationery sets.  Fun note cards encourage campers to put pen to paper this summer.  These fun, unique camp designs in flatcards or foldovers will be the envy of kids’ bunkmates. Clipboards are perfect to lean on when writing and keep notes from home together.  Parents should pre-address the envelopes and use pre-printed return address labels or custom stampers.

Label everything with easy solutions.   Whether parents choose to sew or iron on names, TheStationeryStudio.com makes it easy and takes the headache out of labeling for camp. These 100% soft cotton iron-on labels are great for the identification of campers’ clothing.  Whatever option parents choose for labeling is made easier if they plan ahead and get prepared with this variety of options.

Buy personalized towels and wraps.  Fashion meets function when kids head to the lake or showers with our personalized wraps and unique monogrammed towels.  Theirs won’t end up in the lost and found.

Make sure kids have what they need for organization and identification. Personalized laundry bags and custom cosmetic cases are a great way to ensure that what is sent to camp comes back home clean (or at least these bags keep the dirty laundry contained)!  Don’t forget luggage tags so the bags get to and from where they need to go.

Add some extra special fun items  to help ease homesickness.  A personalized pillowcase will help campers into a peaceful slumber after a long day.  Diaries and writing journals are also a special item that will help campers write about their feelings of independence during rest hour and make special keepsakes, which will last a lifetime.

Make sure that your campers can keep in touch with their camp friends after summer. “Stay in Touch” personalized calling cards are a quick way to remind new friends that they can correspond all year long until they meet again.