Sending a care package to your favorite camper? These sharable, affordable treats will be the hit of the summer
Summer Camp Care Package Basics
Whether your child is off to camp for a week or a month, getting mail at camp is a big event—and getting a camp care package is the biggest deal of all. Our suggestions make it easy to send a care package your camper will love. Just be sure to follow the three cardinal rules of care packages:
Check First Before Sending Food: Lots of camps have banned food in packages, so be sure to find out your camp’s policy first.
Beware Sending Contraband: Some camps require that care packages be opened by a counselor or staff member with the camper present. Anything that’s obviously intended to cause mischief (like, say, shaving cream, or t.p. rolls to “decorate” the cabin next door) might end up confiscated.
Sharing Is Half the Fun: Include a mix of things your child would enjoy on his own (binoculars, or a field journal) as well as things that will be fun to share with bunkmates and friends: silly toys, a pack of glow sticks, card games.