I never went to summer camp. So I’m living vicariously through my 10-year-old niece. Today she embarks on a week of hiking and horseback riding, campfires and canoeing, and s’mores and swimming. Of course, I wouldn’t know anything about the summer heat, mosquito bites, pouring rain, poison ivy, cabin chores and creaky bunk beds. But I imagine she might feel homesick, so she will receive a summer camp care package from her Uncle Gift Giving Guy and Savvy Auntie (tm). I browsed several sites for summer camp gifts and chose Beyond Bookmarks, which offers the “funner size” of the Camp Life care package for Teens and Tweens. This summer camp gift package includes:
- Chucknuka Uglydoll in purple
- Hangman travel game by Magnetic Poetry
- Waterproof playing cards
- Carabiner (clip-on) pen
- 16-ounce water bottle
- Lip balm with sunscreen
- Clip flashlight (with batteries included)
- Mosquito repellent wrist band
- Glow necklace
- Water squirting frog toy
- Beach Safe waterproof storage tube on a lanyard
- Green bandanna (which doubles as wrapping instead of tissue paper)
- Fill-in-the-blank thank you note
You can customize your care package with add-on items like an autograph pillowcase with black fabric marker, friendship bracelet kits, binoculars, glow sticks and seek-a-word puzzle books. If you want to treat your camper’s cabin mates, add in a small gift for them when you order the care package. Before you order from Beyond Bookmarks, make sure you have the shipping address and the phone number for the summer camp. If the camp only uses a post office box, select U.S. Postage Service for shipping. (UPS cannot ship to a P.O. box.) If camp is a few weeks away, you can schedule delivery for a future date. Don’t forget to add a personal gift tag message. From your shopping cart, click the red “Add Gift Tag Message” button. Type in the “to” and “from” names. You have a 100-character limit on your gift message.
I can’t wait for the letter from camp from our niece.