Summer camp is fast approaching. With that comes a need for clothes that can function in multiple ways as well as fit into small spaces. In order to help you pack your kids for camp, here are some multifunctional and important clothes that you will not want to forget.
Because your kids will need something to sleep in, but regular clothes are the priority, you’ll need to think about how to maximize the functionality of their sleepwear. When you are choosing your kids pajamas, try to find two pairs that are interchangeable and have short sleeve and shorts options.
If you can find two pairs of pajamas that have designs you can interchange, you now have eight pairs of pajamas. If one of the tops and one of the bottoms are long sleeve or shorts, you now have your child prepared for colder nights, camping trips and warmer nights.
These are some of the most important things, especially at co-ed camps. Kids bathrobes are important because your child will need to walk to the showers and be able to dry off. If they use their towel for the shower and have a day at the lake, their towel may not dry, so a bathrobe is perfect to dry off after the shower for them.
Flip-flops are also important. They help keep your kids feet clean in the restrooms and provide protection from rocks and hot concrete that might be on paths to get to swimming areas. They don’t take up a lot of space and are very inexpensive, so make sure to pack at least one pair.
Something important to remember is space and the ability to clean and wash clothing. When thinking about which T-shirts to pack for your kids, buy colors that can mix and match with the pants your kids have to give them options.
Make sure you wash the T-shirts first so that the colors don’t bleed at the camp laundromat and your kids end up with discolored clothing. Also make sure you pack at least one or two long-sleeved shirts for cold mornings and evenings. By doing this you’ll maximize space, and make sure your kids clothes don’t get ruined or shrunk to much in the wash.
I also recommend a poncho instead of an umbrella. Ponchos are more fun for kids, but can be dangerous if they are too young. They fold up into a tiny square.
Summer camp is one of the best times in life for your kids and one that they will never forget. It also gives you time to relax without your kids, go on dates, entertain friends and have some time to yourself. Packing can be tricky but that is why you should think about how to maximize space on their bags by finding interchangeable outfits, etc.