June 2018

Six essentials for your summer camp packing list

If summer camp is in store for your child, your packing list is probably well underway. Wondering what you might be missing? We thought we’d share some of our favorite finds for outdoor fun — even if those adventures happen to be in your own backyard.


Girls' UPF 50+ Long-Sleeve Swim Tee RashguardWhile applying and reapplying sunscreen is a must, it may not always be top of mind for kids (especially if you’re not there to remind them). Getting them in the habit of wearing a rashguard ensures a little added coverage for sensitive skin.

Water shoes and sporty sandals

Kids' Jambu Anthozoa Sport ShoesThere are so many water-friendly shoes today (remember when we were kids? Two words: dirty sneakers). Some are just for swimming, while other more rugged styles will take them through the entire day. Check your camp’s packing list for footwear recommendations to determine which will work best for your child.


Patagonia Kids' Trucker HatPart style statement, part sun protection, hats are essential for shielding little faces and eyes. Baseball and trucker styles are always on-trend favorites.


Garnet Hill Kids' Eco BackpackWhether it’s well-loved from the schoolyear or brand-new for start-of-summer adventures, consider a backpack to tote extra layers, water bottles, and more on hikes and daytrips. Our eco/ergo backpacks are designed to fit just right and made from recycled plastic bottles.


Kids' Ipanema Embellished SandalsFootwear requirements may vary, so be sure to check, but we think a pair of flip flops for the shower is a smart move.

Their own pillow in a cozy case

Little Prints Organic-Cotton Jersey-Knit BeddingAt many camps, bedding is provided, but we like the idea of bringing along a just-right pillow for a little touch of home at the end of the day. If there’s no room to pack a pillow, maybe tuck in a favorite case.

What are your camp essentials? For more ideas, check out our summer kids’ collection.

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