*Image courtesy of Simply Celebrate*
This will be Georgia’s inaugural summer at sleepaway camp, and as a first-time “camp mom,” I want to thank everyone who sent me the must-know websites for gear, etc. In doing my own research I’ve also found that many of my go-to “delegating resources” offer fantastic camp supplies: stationery, care packages, accessories, and more. Who knew?! I’ve consolidated everything below and hope it’s a helpful guide as you prep your own kids for their summer adventures!
EverythingSummerCamp.com was BY FAR the most popular reply when I asked y’all for advice on camp resources. This is truly one-stop shopping for all you need, from trunks, bedding, and laundry bags to gear and apparel (they stock great brands like Under Armor, Speedo, North Face, and much, much more). The best part is you can search by camp to receive special discounts AND view the camp packing list.
Etsy has so many “camp things” it’s almost dizzying. Just type in your camp’s name or a more generic search like “camp stationery” and you’ll go down a rabbit hole of darling options. If you still need to decorate your child’s trunk, a search for “camp trunk decals” yields a ton of fantastic results (of course I love this Lilly-inspired one). Also love the idea of a camp journal, and this shop curates fabulous care packages.
Simply Celebrate, my absolute favorite resource for “Delegating Elf on the Shelf,” has a dedicated Camp Life section that features a lot of themed accessories including bows, bracelets, and visors. How precious are these personalized sunnies?! They’re adding many more goodies like stationery and quiet time activities, so keep them on your radar.
Katie Corley Art, a fantastic resource for all things paper, has an adorable Camp Notes section full of sweet stationery and notepads. I love this option for boys because there are a lot of fun motifs like bugs that would certainly appeal to John Albert. How cute to send a set of notecards as part of a care package?
Scribbled Design has darling camp stationery (I love the “News From Camp” cards) along with activity binders (handwriting, math) in case you want to sneak in some educational projects for down time. Teachers are the brains behind this line and my kids genuinely enjoy the personalized worksheets.
Emerson Sloan’s gift bundles make ideal care packages. Their camp packages are going up on the website next week (week of 5/10) so be sure to check those out when they’re live. They also do custom parcels based on your child’s age and interests AND they’ll handle the shipping (just give them a call to coordinate). A fantastic option for “delegating the care package.”
Swoozie’s is another great resource for stationery and labels with a camp theme. This is also a perfect place to hunt for care package goodies – the kids and tweens gift pages are full of fun things (I love the underwater cameras, personalized Corckcicles, fun goggles and hair ties, and nail stickers).
LoveLucyDesign offers pretty, printable labels to organize your camper’s luggage. The Camper Collection includes tags for clothes, PJs, stationery, swimsuits, etc. Her Scallop Travel Labels are also adorable and totally customizable.
Let’s Get Personalized is a small business that DMed me about all of their camp gear. She can personalize shirts, sweatshirts, accessories, and more – check out her “Spirit/Camp” saved stories for inspiration
Target is of course a perennial favorite for, well, everything! Their travel games are the perfect size for care packages and the Dollar Section and Spritz collection are full of great little tokens. I love these light-up balls and yo-yo’s, classic cards games like Uno, and of course books and magazines are all fantastic to send to camp.