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Top 6 Camping Gear Essentials

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Hey, Camp Folks!

Of course every item on your packing list is important to bring along when you’re packing for camp—that’s why they’re on the list. But there are certain items commonly forgotten or overlooked that you definitely don’t want to forget! Being sure to pack essential items on your packing list will help ensure that your camper has a safe and enjoyable summer camp stay.

Here are the top six most important items to bring to camp:

#6 – Comfort items
You’ll need to replenish all the energy you can throughout your nights at summer camp which means making sure you remain comfortable. Remember to pack cozy bedding, a warm blanket, a fan, and a stuffed animal for camp.

#5 – Extra socks
Of course you’re going to send your camper with some cotton socks—who isn’t? But make sure they have a couple pair of nice wool socks as well! Some camps even specify to include wool. Playing around in the outdoors, there’s no telling when you camper might need to change out their socks for a fresh pair.

#4 – Toiletries
Floss, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap… These are all essential items that you’ll want to make sure you have along when it’s time to head out for summer camp. They will help you remain hygienic so you’re not offensive to others.

#3 – Water Bottle
Hydration is crucial during the summer season—and even more so when you’re engaging in particularly physical activities. You definitely want to be able to bring water on your person throughout all the different events of your jam-packed camp days. Make sure you bring your own reusable water bottle.

#2 – Medication
This one doesn’t require much explanation. And, of all the items on this list, it’s the only one that’s an absolute necessity (potentially for your survival). It may have been the #1 item, except I reserved that for…

#1 – Camp Trunk
No, I’m not just saying that because we’re Everything Summer Camp—the home of C&N Footlockers. I’m placing this as the most important item that you bring to camp because not only does it provide safekeeping for all your other gear, but it’s your own personal dresser space throughout your camp stay.

Keep track on your packing list of what you have packed. Double-check and then triple-check  so you can be sure you have these six most important pieces of camping gear. Also, make sure to go over all the items as you pack with your child to make sure they have everything they need and know where to find it.

Help your camper get the most out of their summer camp experience by making sure they're packed with all the right stuff. As always, thanks for reading. And, Happy Camping! 


- John


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