Tuesday, July 28, 2015

20 camp care package ideas

While I'm Waiting...20 camp care package ideas
My big kids are at camp this week so I thought I would share a few summer camp care package ideas.  I would love to tell you that I get these done weeks in advance but I'm usually up late the night before drop off finishing up their care packages!  I'm always on the lookout for cheap finds but tend to leave the preparation till the very last minute (will I ever learn?!).  Here's a few things I did this year and keep reading for a list of 20 easy camp care package ideas!
While I'm Waiting...20 camp care package ideas
For the first day, I sent a little pill box with six openings.  In each opening, I put a challenge for them (Holden and her BFF, Carly) to complete each day of camp.  I wrapped the challenges around little Squinkies that I found in our playroom for a little something fun.
While I'm Waiting...20 camp care package ideas
Here's what the challenges were:
Silly challenge: every time someone says your name, ribbit like a frog! :)

Challenge: Find someone today that might be a little sad and give them a hug!
Romans 12:10 - Be devoted to one another in love.  Honor one another above yourselves.

Challenge:  Do something today that scares you.  You can do it!!!
Isaiah 41:10 - So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Challenge:  Do something kind for someone without them knowing.
1 Peter 4:10 - Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms.

Challenge: Tell each and every coach you see "thank you" for all their hard work!
Philippians 4:8 - Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things.

BONUS Challenge:  Learn every girl's name in your cabin and one really cool fact about her!
While I'm Waiting...20 camp care package ideas
I found these little pill boxes at Target's Dollar Spot.
While I'm Waiting...20 camp care package ideas
I found these awesome finds at Clare's this past summer - all for $1 each!!!
While I'm Waiting...20 camp care package ideas
For Wednesday's care package, I put together a little pedicure party in a box for their cabin!
While I'm Waiting...20 camp care package ideas
Holden loves all the little surprises but her absolute FAVORITE care package will always involve stuffed animals.  I found this cute little gray fox (please tell me you think that's what this little animal is!) that actually is a pencil case (it has a little zippered compartment down it's back).  I found this in the school supply section at Wal-Mart.
While I'm Waiting...20 camp care package ideas
More Target Dollar Spot finds for the last day!
While I'm Waiting...20 camp care package ideas
Colby moved up to the big kid camp this year so I asked him if he still wanted me to send him letters.  He said no to the letters but yes to the stuff. #typicalteen I must admit, I was stumped what to send him!  But, boys will be boys so I figure they are always good with something to throw!  I found this light up football, a glow in the dark frisbee, and a headlight to attach to his ball cap.  Hopefully I don't embarrass him with what I sent! :)

As the kiddos age and their tastes change, so have their camp care packages.  Below are a few things I've sent over the years that have been favorites.  I hope you find a few that you can send to your favorite camper!
While I'm Waiting...20 camp care package ideas
1.  spiky rubber bracelets (I've found these at Justice, Target and Old Navy)
2.  head lamps
3.  parachute men (party favors make great camp care package goodies!)
4.  small Lego projects
5.  beach balls
6.  small Nerf guns
7.  anything that glows!
8.  frisbees
9.  magnetic doodle faces
10.  silly string
11.  funny glasses
12.  rubber duckies
13.  balls
14.  foam slingshots
15.  card games (Would You Rather is a favorite with my kiddos)
16.  baseball/football cards
17.  pool toys
18.  stuffed animals!
19.  rubber band guns
20.  prayer box (I found this super cute one at Francesca's)

Do you have fun camp care package ideas?  Please share!!!  I'm always looking for new ideas!

Have a fabulous week!  Gig 'em and God bless! 
Holly

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26 comments:

  1. Holly, seriously, I want to be your kid! This is another great way to show your children how much you value them. Man, when I am stumped for ideas I am so going to contact you. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! You rock sister.

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    1. Michelle, not gonna lie, it gets hard but it's seriously one of my love languages. I LOVE giving gifts! I'm always on the lookout for something/anything I think someone might like. It's fun when I can do a little word spin on it too! :) Thank you for your sweet words!

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  2. Great ideas! It definitely gets harder to think of "cool" stuff for the care package as they get older! Lotion and lip balm/gloss is always a hit with teen girls.

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    1. Lotion and lip balm!!! Fabulous ideas that I have never thought about!!! Thanks, Tanya!!!

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  3. Those are great care package ideas. When Favorite Young Man went to college, I always kept him supplied with his favorite homemade cookies.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I know he must have loved that! My hubby's mom still sends him his favorite homemade peanut butter cookies for his birthday each year! :)

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  4. You are seriously the coolest mama! I love all that you do for your kiddos! I think that little stuffed animal is a husky dog! LOL ....but lets pretend he's a fox! Have a fabulous week and enjoy your time with Hope! I am sure she misses her siblings but loves being the only kiddo at home!

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    1. Thank you, Kim! I knock it out of the ball park some days and others I strike out repeatedly! :) But, I keep coming up to bag! ;) I am LOLing - now that you say it, it does look like a husky dog!!! Proof that I stay up way too late some nights and start seeing things! hahaha!!! Hope is having a fantastic time at Camp Spoil Me Rotten While the Bigs are Gone! Anytime I ask her something she says, "since I'm the only one here, do I get to choose?" Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Love the camp ideas! You're so creative. Also, the service challenges. I haven't been able to do any yet, due to money shortages, but I will try to do kind things for my neighbors.

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    1. Be sure and check out this week's challenge! I've got a few ideas on how to serve for less than $1 (and some of them are absolutely free!). Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a fantastic day!

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  6. Oh I love these care packages! You are so creative! I love how you incorporated the bible verses for each task. Great job! God bless you always!

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  7. You are one amazing Mom! Love these ideas! Thank you for sharing them with us at the Brag About It Link Party!

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    1. Haha, Laurie! Definitely clips from my highlight reel - there are tons of bloopers and clips that don't make the cut! ;) Thanks for stopping by! Have a great evening!

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  8. Love that pencil case fox :) I would get that for Sophie if I found it here. And you're more than welcome to send me a care package anytime ;) I would love to have any of those gifts.

    liz @ sundays with sophie

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  9. These are awesome! I think if Xavier ever goes away to camp I will be calling on you for a care package! lol!

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    1. Thanks!!! And, I would LOVE to put them together for you! I'm your girl! ;)

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  10. I love this! You are such an awesome Mommy. I hope I do these things when my kids are camp age. :) Great ideas.

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    1. Ah! Thank you! I try - sometimes I get it right, sometimes, well, not so much! :)

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  11. What cute and creative ideas, Holly! I love the way your mind works~

    Came over on SHINE today and found your post next to mine.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend~
    Melanie

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    1. Thank you, Melanie! This is the type of stuff I really enjoy so it's easy! I'm glad you stopped by! Have a super weekend!

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  12. These are excellent ideas. I'm going to use them to send packages to my grandkids who do not live close by. Thanks for sharing at my Grandma Ideas Sharing Time link party. I really appreciate your participation!

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    1. Thanks, Nina! I'm glad you could get some ideas! I know your grands will love them!

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  13. So, I know you did this a year ago, but I just now found it! This is exactly what I was looking for. I am surprised this type of stuff isn't just oozing out of Pinterest! You are brilliant! I am so glad to have found your blog. It's bookmarked now!

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    1. I'm so glad you found it!!! Thank you so much for your sweet comment! Glad I could help!

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