Ultimate Summer Sleepaway Camp Packing List | FREE Printable Checklist



Alright, let's get started today because there's no glory in delay or being The Hot Mess Family. (Reality Check!) I've come to understand that many of you are just like me and find joy in whipping out a brand new checklist and going to work organizing and preparing for the NBT (Next Big Thing) like a boss. The process of preparing for sleepaway camping adventures help to diminish and decrease anxiety through careful attention to details beforehand. Pro Tip- organization is essential to making follow through simple for your kids. The Type A kid that I remember myself to have been, mastered the fine art of packing my belongings for daily or extended travel at a fairly young age. With years of listmaking successfully keeping my family and myself from landing on the Hot Mess Express, I'm qualified to share my skills and expertise on the matter. We've consulted a few trusted resources to compile the Ultimate Summer Sleepaway Camp Packing List with a free printable checklist for hands-on fun. 

Ultimate Summer Sleepaway Camp Packing List



Let's take care of first things first, before piling up essential everything-you-can-think-of items into your child's duffle bag, always refer to the camp's packing list and guidelines for what you need to know. Avoid overpacking, making it more likely that your child will return home with as much of their own gear as possible. When packing new clothing for camp, consider giving the items a quick wash before packing, and keep name labels or a permanent marker on hand to label everything with names or initials.

Some camps will provide laundry service (labeled clothing helps), which means campers will be able to pack a little less clothing. If the camp information packet is unclear, always feel free to call for clarification. Here are some of the basic items to pack up for sleepaway camp-





A

Allergy Care (Check Camp Guidelines)

B

Bandana
Backpack
Bathing Suit
Bathrobe
Batteries
Blankets
Boots
Bedding (Check Camp Guidelines)

C

Contact Lenses & Cleaning Solution
Cell Phone & Charger
Cap/Hat
Camera

D

Deodorant
Dressier Outfit w/Shoes

E

Envelopes & Postage Stamps

F

Feminine Hygiene Products

First Aid Kit
Flashlight

G

Glasses

H

Hair Brush/Styling Products

I

Insect Repellant

J

Jacket
Jeans

K

Keepsakes (shared with friends on last day or whenever!)

L

Laundry Bag
Lotion

M

Money (Check Camp Guidelines)
Mouthwash

N

Notebook

O

Original Documents Required (Check Camp Guidelines)

P

Prescription Medication
Pajamas
Pants (Athletic/Dress/Casual)
Pillows & Pillow Case

Q

Quilt

R

Rain Gear

S

Shampoo & Conditioner
Shirts (Long & Short Sleeves)
Shower Shoes/Flip Flops
Sleeping Bag
Soap/Shower Gel
Swimsuit
Swim Goggles
Stuffed Animals
Sunglasses
Sunscreen
Shorts
Sneakers
Socks
Sweatshirts/Sweaters

T

Toothpaste/Toothbrush
Tank Tops
Tissues
Towels & Washcloths
T-Shirts

U

Umbrella
Underwear

V

Variety of Entertaining Activities (Books, Card Games, Crafts)

W

Water Bottle/Canteen
Writing Supplies

X

Extra Snacks!

Y

Your Comfort Item (Pics, Fidgets)


Z

Zippered Storage Bags



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