School is out and it’s time to start packing for summer camp!  Get your children camp ready with our favorite gear to keep them cool, dry and comfortable- so they can play longer and harder.   This checklist ensures no tears will be had because of forgotten items or clothing that wasn’t meant to #geauxoutthere.  



Boys Must-Have Summer Camp Items

1.  Camelbak Eddy Water Bottle

Keep your camper hydrated on-the-go with the many sizes and styles of the Camelbak Eddy water bottle

2. AFTCO Tusk Shirt Neon

AFTCO t-shirts are comfortable for any long day outside, and the fishing design will surely lead to fish stories shared etween him and his new camp friends. 

3. Adventure Kids AfterBite Cream

Being outside in the summer means that sometimes the kids might get a few bug bites.  Keep the itching at bay with AfterBite Kids soothing cream.   This non-stinging formula will keep them focusing on the fun times outside, and not their itchy bites. 

4. Keen Youth Newport H2 Sandal

Water proof material and enforced toe protection makes the Keen Newport H2 sandal perfect for summer camp days on the water or in the woods.

5. The North Face Class V Water Short

The Class V Water Short is perfect for summer camp because they are made from a quick-drying fabric, and the shorts are 50 UPF-rated to keep him protected from too much time in the sun. 

6. The North Face Resolve Reflective Rain Jacket

Kids will want to play in the rain even longer in this lightweight and waterproof rain jacket.  The jacket is durable yet still breathable, and even made with reflective logos to add extra visibility.  

7.  The North Face Recon Squash Backpack

The Recon Squash Backpack is lightweight and has plenty of space for any camper.  The water bottle pocket will remind them to stay hydrated, and the front mesh pocket is perfect for sunscreen, or anything else needing quick access.

8. Columbia Kid’s Junior Mesh Ball Cap

Every camper needs a hat to stay cool and protected from the sun.  Columbia hats will do just that, but with an added cool factor to make even the older camp counselors jealous. 



Girls Must-Have Summer Camp Items

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1. Buff Junior UV multifunctional headwear

The Buff Junior UV is made from COOLMAX PRO fabric for the ultimate moisture-wicking and quick-drying headpiece.  With so many ways to wear, bringing a Buff along to camp will always be a good idea.

2. Patagonia Girls Femme Fitz Roy Teeshirt

Coordinate her favorite Patagonia baggies with the Femme Fitz Roy tee.  Made from a 50/50 organic cotton/polyester fabric blend, this regular fit tee will keep her comfortable all day.

3. Camelbak Kids Skeeter Hydration Backpack

Keep your camper hydrated with the Camelbak Skeeter backpack.  This lightweight and breathable pack with the crux on/off lever will be a lifesaver when keeping up with every activity throughout the day.   

4. Patagonia Girls’ Baggies Shorts

These are the perfect shorts for summer.   Your favorite camper can wear these while going on a hike, swimming in the pool, or just as a comfortable pair of shorts.  These shorts will keep her happy all day long because they're made from wind and water resistant nylon, and also offer 50+ UPF protection.   

5. Princeton Tec Headlamp

For late night reading under the covers, walking to breakfast in early morning fog, or for added effect on ghost stories, this Princeton Tec headlamp is sure to be a hit with all of the campers.

6. Packtowel

 Packtowels are made from quick-drying microfiber to make this towel extremely versatile and perfect for any activity. 

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7.  Chaco ZX/1 Eco Tread Sandal

With so many color options to choose from, girls are sure to love the cute and comfortable Ecotread sandal.  The straps are designed for easy on and off, so changing from the cabin to the pool is no sweat.



Don't forget to pack it all in a Patagonia Black Hole Duffel 45L

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Not only will the Patagonia Black Hole Duffel hold everything she’ll need for camp, but once unpacked it folds into itself for easy storage.   This duffel is so durable it will last long after summer camp comes to an end.



Check out our full summer camp checklist here.