For some kids, going off to camp is a magical adventure. For some, it could end up being a source of stress and a longing to be back at their home. No matter the situation, a care package from home is always a welcome sight, but what should it contain? In her new article, Kate Workman outlines the dos and don’ts of camp care packages. From what it should include, to how often it should be sent, this article also includes a feel for how much you should spend.
- When parents prepare to send their children to camp in the spring, it involves a whole lot of shopping, finding duffel bags, labeling clothes, and packing.
- When a parent wants to send a care package to their ward in camp, camp experts emphasize the fact that the key is moderation.
- One of the things parents shouldn’t send to their wards in camp is food. It could bring up life-threatening allergies or attract woodland creatures.
“”Because honestly, care packages at camp have kind of gotten out of control. Parents feel pressure to send multiple care packages and they have to all be awesome,” she says. Camp Deerhorn asks parents to send only one care package per summer. The idea is to emphasize the camper’s independence and focus on the camp experience itself.”