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Top 25 Summer Camp Products for Kids

  • Top 25 Summer Camp Products for Kids 1 of 26
    As we careen toward the end of yet another school year, it’s time for us parents to set about scrounging for a whole new round of supplies — for camp! Not sure where to begin? We’ve compiled the top 25 accessories for kids of all ages. Whether your tykes are doing the day thing or sleeping away from home, this gear will have them well-equipped. — Vivian Manning-Schaffel
  • Native Shoes ages 0 and up 2 of 26
    Native Shoes  ages 0 and up
    Inspired by classic shoe styles, Native Shoes for kids are crafted from a unique, lightweight, comfy material to help your camper travel light. Plus, they come in a variety of fun candy colors and double as a great swim shoe! And the best part? There are no laces to tie.
    Get it from Zappos »
  • Salt Water Sandals ages 0 and up 3 of 26
    Salt Water Sandals  ages 0 and up
    These classic, durable, adjustable unisex sandals are built to withstand both salt and fresh water and come in all kinds of designs and colors. Another plus for parents? They can safely be tossed in the washing machine when dirty!
    Get it from My Salt Water Sandals »
  • Bogs Shoes ages 2 and up 4 of 26
    Bogs Shoes  ages 2 and up
    These super-cool shoes are lightweight for easy packing, waterproof for all kinds of weather, and antimicrobial to keep young feet fresh. Plus, their contoured EVA insole can withstand lots
    of trekking!
    Get it from Zappos »
  • Coleman Stearns Puddle Jumper ages 2 and up 5 of 26
    Coleman Stearns Puddle Jumper  ages 2 and up
    This Coast Guard-approved puddle jumper is a cute way to help build your child’s confidence in the water. Its patented design fits the chest and arms of kids 30-50 pounds without compromising their full range of motion.
    Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond »
  • Children’s Speedo Scuba Goggles ages 3 and up 6 of 26
    Children's Speedo Scuba Goggles  ages 3 and up
    What kid can resist a peek in the pool? These colorful scuba goggles allow for better underwater peripheral vision and are adjustable for a custom fit so your kiddo’s eyes stay chlorine-free!
    Get it from Target »
  • The Children’s Place Dirty Suit Bag ages 4 and up 7 of 26
    The Children's Place Dirty Suit Bag  ages 4 and up
    Not only does this zip-close terry catch-all keep your campers miscellany close, it’s lined to be leak-proof — a perfect pack-away for wet suits after swim time!
    Get it from The Children’s Place »
  • Julbo Sunglasses Ages 5-9 8 of 26
    Julbo Sunglasses  Ages 5-9
    Lightweight and flexible, Julbo sunglasses for kids come with NXT® lenses that block out the sun on all sides, and special frames that adjust to the shape of one's head. Your kids will have no problem seeing all the camp action, crystal clear!
    Get it from Julbo »
  • The Children’s Place Tie-Dye Towel ages 5 and up 9 of 26
    The Children's Place Tie-Dye Towel  ages 5 and up
    Even the day campers need an easy way to dry off after a good sprinkler or pool session! Your kid will easily spot their towel in the crowd with this uber-cool print, crafted in super-soft terry cloth.
    Get it from The Children’s Place »
  • Goddess Garden Kid’s Natural Sunscreen all ages 10 of 26
    Goddess Garden Kid's Natural Sunscreen  all ages
    This sunscreen made Babble’s Best Sunscreens for Kids list because its 82% organic formula protects against harmful UVA and UVB rays without harmful chemicals. And our testers said a single application lasts several hours — even during water play!
    Get it from Goddess Garden »
  • Columbia Insect Repellant Clothing ages 2 and up 11 of 26
    Columbia Insect Repellant Clothing  ages 2 and up
    It’s hard to protect your camper from the bug brigade, but this innovative line of kids’ outdoor clothes from Columbia uses Insect Blocker technology — a synthetic version of a naturally occurring insect repellent found in chrysanthemums — to keep biters at bay.
    Get it from Columbia »
  • Camelbak Kids Mini-M.U.L.E. Hydration Pack ages 4 and up 12 of 26
    Camelbak Kids Mini-M.U.L.E. Hydration Pack ages 4 and up
    For kids ready to rough it, this hydration pack will keep their thirst quenched and their belongings organized. Designed to fit smaller torsos (minimum 11 inches), it has a zip-front pocket to stash a snack, sunscreen, and other items at the ready.
    Get it from Make »
  • The Children’s Place Military Hat ages 4 and up 13 of 26
    The Children's Place Military Hat  ages 4 and up
    These cotton-brimmed hats add an element of style to summer while sparing your kid's scalp from the sun! They’re also great protection from ticks during those nature walks.
    Get it from The Children’s Place »
  • Big Agnes Kids’ Little Red 15° Sleeping Bag ages 5 and up 14 of 26
    Big Agnes Kids' Little Red 15° Sleeping Bag  ages 5 and up
    For those special nights outdoors, this sleeping bag will keep your kid warm, dry, and comfortable. It’s lightweight, roomy, and is specially treated to repel water. It also has a built-in pillow pocket for quick and easy packing. (It’s almost better than a cot!)
    Get it from EMS »
  • Kids’ Collapsible Camping Chair ages 5 and up 15 of 26
    Kids' Collapsible Camping Chair  ages 5 and up
    This lightweight, portable camping chair is sure to be your kid’s favorite seat out in the woods, poolside, or even by the beach. Best of all, you just need a damp cloth to easily wipes remnants of S’mores or other tasty campfire treats, so (hopefully) it’ll come home clean.
    Get it from Target »
  • Black Diamond Wiz Head Lamp for Kids ages 5 and up 16 of 26
    Black Diamond Wiz Head Lamp for Kids  ages 5 and up
    This handy headlamp will help your nocturnal explorer find his or her way back to camp. Crafted with kids in mind, the lamp is adjustable and the elastic band has pull-away fittings, so if your kid gets caught on something, it’ll simply come apart rather than leaving your kid stuck.
    Get it from REI »
  • Kid’s After Bite Itch Eraser all ages 17 of 26
    Kid's After Bite Itch Eraser  all ages
    It’s hard to keep a kid from scratching his or her bug bite, but send them off with After Bite Itch Eraser, and it may just get easier — it’s a sting-free way to stop the itch (and it sure beats a pair of gloves).
    Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond »
  • WaterGeeks Filtered Water Bottles all ages 18 of 26
    WaterGeeks Filtered Water Bottles  all ages
    These portable, stainless steel bottles come in a variety of fun colors. Best of all, they're equipped with a handy water filter to keep contaminants at bay (who knows what’s hiding in
    those woods!)
    Get it from Target »
  • Natrapel 8-hour deet-free insect repellent wipes ages 10 and up 19 of 26
    Natrapel 8-hour deet-free insect repellent wipes  ages 10 and up
    Help your kids keep biting bugs away by stashing these handy wipes in their backpacks. All they need is one application to stay bug-free all day! And what’s more, these wipes are DEET-free.
    Get it from Drugstore.com »
  • Name Bubbles all ages 20 of 26
    Name Bubbles  all ages
    These cute, durable vinyl labels are a great way to help your kid keep track of their stuff. Your kid can choose from a variety of colors and patterns to give their goods an extra personal feel. What’s more, these labels will survive the hottest dryer or dishwasher — and they’re made of non-toxic, eco-solvent ink!
    Get it from Name Bubbles »
  • LunchSkins all ages 21 of 26
    LunchSkins  all ages
    Feel bad about stuffing sandwiches into those plastic disposable lunch baggies? Try these eco-friendly LunchSkins. These reusable lunch and snack bags come in a bunch of patterns and colors and have Velcro closures that make it easy for young campers to use. Our favorite feature? They’re dishwasher-safe.
    Get it from LunchSkins »
  • Skip Hop Zoo Lunchies ages 3 and up 22 of 26
    Skip Hop Zoo Lunchies  ages 3 and up
    These adorable, kid-friendly lunch boxes are roomy enough for hearty grub and are insulated to keep contents cool. An inside mesh pocket serves as a protector for money, an ice pack, or even utensils.
    Get it from Skip Hop »
  • Carter’s Nap Mats ages 3 and up 23 of 26
    Carter's Nap Mats  ages 3 and up
    With so much action, your littlest camper might need some downtime. These comfy nap mats have removable pillows, are conveniently portable, and can easily be thrown in the washing machine when they get a little dirty.
    Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond »
  • Tender’s After Burn Aloe Gel ages 3 and up 24 of 26
    Tender's After Burn Aloe Gel  ages 3 and up
    Unfortunately, sunburns happen. It’s easy to get carried away with all the outdoor activities and forget to reapply sunscreen. This aloe gel will soothe your kid’s tender, over-sunned skin. Its aloe formula is infused with lidocaine to provide instant pain relief, and it's devoid of skin-drying agents, like alcohol.
    Get it from Amazon »
  • GAP Kids Sports Watch ages 5 and up 25 of 26
    GAP Kids Sports Watch  ages 5 and up
    Time flies when you’re having fun! The easy-to-read face on this graphic sports watch will help your camper stay on schedule.
    Get it from GAP »
  • Children’s Place Flying Disc all ages 26 of 26
    Children's Place Flying Disc  all ages
    What’s summer without a good marathon Frisbee toss? We wouldn’t say it’s an essential, but this camouflage Frisbee will certainly make free time more fun.
    Get it from The Children’s Place »
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