Top 8 Camp Must Haves!

Marissa Allaben03 Jun 2021

Camp is just a few weeks away!! Here’s our top 8 must haves for your camper to have the best summer. We get questions every summer for which products and brands we recommend. All of our recommendations are kid tested and parent approved! Click the links below to learn more about our choices and purchase them for your camper. We can’t wait to “sea” you “reel” soon!

#1. TYR Goggles

Swim is one of the best times of the day, and the perfect pair of goggles help ensure that your child enjoys every minute of it! The TYR goggles are perfect for swim lessons, and playing in the pool while making sure their eyes are fully protected. They come in so many fun colors to choose from and are a definite must for camp 2021!

#2. Swim Shoes

For our younger campers swim shoes are a must! We want to make sure their little feet are protected at all times but sometimes if the shoe is too bulky they try to rip them off. These swim shoes from Amazon are light weight and won’t bother your little swimmer at all. They’re designed to fit like socks and come in so many cute designs and colors.

#3. Coppertone Sunscreen

Every camper needs to come with sunscreen, and we’ve noticed that some are with out a doubt better for their skin than others. Coppertone is the #1 pediatrician recommended sunscreen and is perfect for kids with sensitive skin. Coppertone makes different varieties of their lotions so you can find the perfect one for your child. It’s water resistant for 80 minutes so they’ll be good to go for all of swim!

#4. Drawstring Backpack

We know that our older campers love brining backpacks with them on trips and to leave in the locker room. This $9 drawstring backpack from Amazon is a perfect accessory for camp. It’s a great size to fit a sweatshirt or whatever else they may need. It’s not too big to leave hanging on their hooks throughout the day and won’t take up too much room on the bus rides to and from trips. Coming in 23 different color options your camper is sure to find one they love!

#5. Insulated Water Bottle

It can get very hot on the river, and an insulated water bottle will definitely help keep the kids hydrated and cool. This water bottle from Amazon keeps water cold for up to 24 hours, comes with different lid options to fit your child’s preference and has different color and design options to match your child’s personality!

#6. Rest Mat

Our younger campers have rest time and a good mat can be all the difference for your little one. It’s important that the mat can be easily wiped down and sanitized. This rest mat on Amazon Prime is perfect for the camp season.

#7. Bathing Suits

Target has the cutest affordable kids bathing suits! You can find any style or type your child is looking for to make swim the best part of their day! (pro tip: They usually have better options in store as opposed to online.)

#8. Wet Brush

If your daughter is old enough to brush her own hair a wet brush is a great idea for post-swim. Sometimes their hair gets a little knotty from the chlorine and a wet brush is a quick and painless solution!



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