Favorite Summer Camp Essentials

Ahhh…summer camp. Over-night or all-day, camp is a great time to make new friends, try new activities, and master fun skills. Whether staying in a dorm, a tent, a cabin, or even at home, there are a few necessities needed by every camper.

facestickOne things for sure, there’s plenty of outdoor time. Kids are more apt to apply their sunscreen when it’s convenient to use. It doesn’t get much easier than balm-style EcoLips Facestick. SPF 30 for their noses, lips, and cheeks. Gluten-free. Made in the USA.

bath bagSharing a bathroom means toting personal items.  No one wants to get to the shower and realize they forgot shampoo! Keep everything handy with this 6-pocket drawstring bag. Use the outside pockets for a comb, toothbrush, and soaps; keeps personal items tucked inside the drawstring pouch. Organic cotton canvas. Made Fair Trade in India.
hat pouchesPurses have no place at camp, but where can you keep your lip balm, ID, ear buds, and a couple of dollars? The recycled fabric hat pouch of course!  Convenient zipper lets you stash daily necessities.   Easily connects to a keychain or tucks inside a daypack.   Made in USA.

binocularsLittle ones will love using “authentic” binoculars for their nature hikes. Even cooler, they’re made from recycled paper towel/toilet paper rolls. Box Play for Kids are creative recycled stickers that let kids create fun “new” toys from everyday items. Made in the USA.

rootbeer dropsWe all have our own nostalgic camp memories. But what tastes like nostalgia more than root beer?  These Road Side Root Beer drops are favorite with kids- and adults! Crafted by Yummy Earth, these tasty drops are gluten-free, peanut-free and tree nut-free. They’re also 100% vegan, certified organic, contain no artificial dyes, real fruit extracts, casein-free, GMO-free, soy-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, and have no MSG. Basically they’re safe for everyone. Made in Mexico.

soap nuts 5loadHow do you know the kids are having fun? They’re dirty and tired. While they’re saving most of their dirty clothes to bring home, prepare them for emergency washings with Yoreganics Soap Nuts. No washing machine necessary (though soap nuts makes it easy for them to do the laundry at home too!). Just add the dirty clothes and the soap nuts into the sink and wash right there. No measuring, no spilling, no toxic ingredients. Certified organic, gluten-free, fragrance-free, vegan.

vapur bottlesNon-stop activity calls for constant rehydration. Convenient Vapur Anti-bottles are the ideal solution. Freeze overnight for all-day cold drinks. The handy caribiner clip allows for hands-free transport, and when it’s empty simply roll it up & put in a pocket. BPA-free and dishwasher safe. Made in the USA.

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