In this day and age, it is easy to keep in touch with anyone at any time without even speaking with them. This makes personal interaction even more important for kids and teens. While they are away at camp or a summer program, there are many ways to stay in touch and remind them of their amazing family. The best way, in my opinion, is to send a care package. This is not only a way to show your child that you care, but a way to send them items that will enhance their experience at their summer program. Here are our suggestions when it comes to sending the best Camp Care Package.
Out of these options, here are our favorite 5 items that make a good care package great in our opinion, but read our guide to see all our suggestions.
- Yummy Treats: Favorite candy or snacks make a great pick-me up! Just remember to try and stay nut free as they may want to share.
- Deck of Cards: A timeless classic that never fails to please. Not only is this a great gift to pass the time, but it often requires your child to reach out to others to join in the fun! What better way to enjoy some down time then to play a game with new friends!
- Family Pictures: First of all, your child misses you just as much as you miss them, so a picture can go a long way. Also, what a great conversation starter – think Parent Trap, when Annie and Hallie introduce each other’s family through photos.
- News From Home: Keeping up with what is going on at home is just as important to your children when they are away as it is when they are home. A "note" from their pet or family relative will brighten up their day while away.
- A Journal and a Pen: Yes, it would be nice for your child to write down a thing or two that they did while they were away. One of the most powerful aspects of being away from home at a camp or summer program is the connections you make. It would be great for them to journal about their experience and have the notebook full of memories to look back at fondly years in the future. This is a great way they can write about specific memories and cheerish inside jokes.