What Children Need to Bring to Summer Camp.

As a parent, you should know the essential items children need to bring to summer camp:

  1. Sportswear: Pack enough outfits for the number of days at camp, usually 2-3 sets of clothes (including underwear, socks, athletic pants, etc.), long-sleeve pajamas, athletic shoes, sun protection clothes, hats, sunglasses (with case), raincoat, etc. Choose clothes that are durable, loose and comfortable. Children who wear glasses should have glasses straps or strings to prevent them from falling off during activities. Bring a glasses case and store glasses properly when washing up and sleeping.
  2. Toiletries: Toothpaste, toothbrush, towel, bath towel, shower gel, shampoo, comb, slippers, sunscreen, cologne, mosquito repellent, sports water bottle (500-1000mL), tissues, notebook, black pen, small flashlight, fanny pack, etc.
  3. First aid supplies: Small medical kit (camphor oil, gentian violet, motion sickness medicine, digestive medicine, cooling oil, alcohol swabs, bandages, etc.), 50-100 USD in small bills and coins. Usually students hand in money to counselors for safekeeping after arriving. Parents should remind kids to ask counselors for help if they don't feel well or need to spend money. For long distance trips, pack some snacks. For short trips, cell phones are usually not allowed. For longer trips requiring phones, don't forget the charger. Kids can also wear phone watches and light-up crocs to avoid tripping at night.
  4. Entertainment: Portable items like chess, Go, playing cards, stories, jokes, riddles, interactive games. If kids have special talents, they can bring costumes, props, etc. to perform.
  5. Camp gear and ID: Backpack, hat, uniform, name tag issued by the camp, admission ticket, ID. Arrive on time at the designated meeting spot.

Prohibited items: Game consoles, computers, cameras, jewelry and other valuables, knives, lighters, hazardous liquids, etc.

Tip: Label all your child's belongings to prevent loss and confusion. Use a permanent marker to write names. This also teaches kids to organize and care for their belongings.

What Children Need to Bring to Summer Camp.

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