Last year, I sent Jayden to an overnight summer camp for the very first time. He was just shy of 9 years old.
At first, I was nervous and scared to send him to an overnight camp for six days! That’s 5 nights and 6 days away from both mom and dad.
I don’t know about you but I think that’s a long time to trust your preteen boy to brush his teeth and take a shower every day.
Overnight Summer Camp Packing Checklist
Of course, when the time came to pick him up, he didn’t want to leave! I was extremely relieved that he made it home with all body parts intact.
However, when we sifted through all his dirty laundry, I noticed that he conveniently “forget” some items at camp. Which I normally wouldn’t care about, but being that the camp is located in Gibson, BC, I wasn’t impressed.
R.I.P to all the items left in the Lost & Found.
This year, I wanted to equip him with a checklist to ensure all items were packed.
I know, I know, he should remember but he won’t (that’s one of the woes of teaching him to be responsible). Instead of assuming that he will remember to bring all the items back home. I want to help him learn to think ahead, make lists, and pack accordingly.
So, I came up with this super easy, can’t screw it up, overnight summer camp packing checklist. Hopefully, this checklist helps you this summer.