School’s just about over and now it’s time to concentrate on getting those kids ready and off to sleepaway camp. And we definitely need that list to get started!
Two years ago, we posted a camp list of all the “stuff” that’s either needed or just convenient for your kids when they’re away at sleepaway camp. Check out that list here.
Here’s our list that includes clothing and other basics to help you get started checking things off.
First, before we get to the list, here are some pointers.
*Label all important things.
*For girls: Every camp has different clothing styles. Some camps all the girls wear long skirts, others shorter midi skirts. Call someone that goes to that camp to find out so that your child can fit in.
*If your child is going to camp over the 9 days – keep in mind that you’ll need more clothing as laundry won’t get done for 10 days.
*How much clothing do you need? That depends on how often your camp does laundry. Even if it’s weekly, it takes a couple of days for the clean laundry to come back so you’ll still need those 10-16 t-shirts or polos. Boys change more often than girls.
Sweatpants and/or shorts
Polo Shirts and/or t-shirts
White Shirts/White Polo Shirt
Shabbos Pants/ Sweater
Tefillin/ Hat/ Jacket (Bar Mitzvah)
Seforim (see your camps requirements)
Baseball Glove and other personal sports equipment
Shells (check what your daughter’s shirts need)
Shabbos clothing (Friday night and Shabbos day)
Both Girls and Boys:
Space Saving Skirt Hangers
Shoes/Tisha B’Av Shoes
Crocs/Natives/ Flip Flops/Slides
Other Cosmetics (creams, afterbite)
Linen (one for the first two weeks, one to be changed before visiting day)
Trip Bag (bigger one and backpack)
Cover Ups/ Rashguards
Pony holders/headbands/ bobby pins
Nail Scissor/ Nail Clipper
Glasses/ Case/ Lenses/ Lens Solution
Paper/ Pens/ Markers/ Stamps/ Addresses
Siddur (with Shabbos davening)
Ziplock bags for open packages of food it shouldn’t get ruined
Plastic bags/ shopping bags for when they go on trips and need a bag for wet clothing
Pics of siblings
Rain Jacket / Umbrella
Tips (if you won’t see your child during the camp season)
To download and print this list, click here.