With the school year over or nearly over for most kids, it’s time to talk summer camp! There’s nothing quite like the memories of camp. The smell of the woods, the crackle of a campfire, and the pure exhilaration of long sunny days spent swimming in the lake and exploring nature trails. If you’re packing up the kiddos for camp this summer, this post is for you. Here are 10 summer camp essentials that have me excited enough to want to run away to camp myself.
Sleeping Bag 1 of 10No camper is ready for time in the woods without an awesome sleeping bag! They're warm and super cozy.
Multiple styles available from L.L. Bean, $119 - $535.
Blanket Carrier 2 of 10I love old school leather blanket carriers! You can roll up your camper's favorite blanket, and the carrier makes for easy transport.
Get it from Pendleton, $25.
Rucksack 3 of 10A classic rucksack is essential for packing for camp and for carrying supplies while out on a hike!
Get it from Ally Capellino, £99.
Tin Lunchbox 4 of 10This cool lunchbox has two tiers for separating food and is perfect for hikes and picnics!
Get it from Cost Plus, $9.99.
Correspondence Set 5 of 10Don't forget to send your little camper off with all the supplies they need for sending letters home lots of paper, envelopes, stamps and pencils are a must! I personally love this adorable camp correspondence set.
Get it from Yellow Owl Workshop, $16.50.
Flashlight 6 of 10You can't venture out into the woods without a flashlight. This one is small enough to double as a nightlight, too!
Get it from Coleman, $11.95.
Camp Journal 7 of 10Perfect for scribbling down memories and capturing all those awesome camp stories, a great journal is a must for all summer camp goers.
Get it from Paper Source, $11.95.
Swimwear 8 of 10Fun, colorful swimwear makes playing in the lake even more fun! Stripes are classic and perfect for camp.
Get these looks from Old Navy, $9.94 - $19.94.
Goggles 9 of 10Speaking of splashing around, a cool pair of goggles is essential for getting a little wet and wild!
Get them from Amazon, $34.95 for 2.
Flower Press 10 of 10Help preserve treasures found along hiking trails with a cool flower press. Flowers and leaves can later be placed in a scrapbook for safekeeping!
Get it from Hearth Song, $16.98.