1st Year Camper? We Got You Covered

It’s an exciting time for you and your camper, their first year at overnight camp.  We have a few ideas to help them get excited about camp and stay excited.

Gifts

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Gift giving makes everyone smile. Plan for a few family members or family friends to send a camp related gift before camp starts. Something special, personalized and unique. A few of our families give personalized pillows & blankets. Check out some of the latest camp gift trends like Ga-Ga gloves, personalized clothing, and bunk games.

Camp Playdates

Perfect-Scoop-1The more, the better!  Get a list of campers in your child’s age group and see who lives close by.  Scheduling a group playdate for ice cream or roller skating will be a blast. The more people your first-time camper gets to meet before the first day of camp the less anxious they will feel.  If you can’t schedule an actual playdate, schedule a facetime meet & greet.

Sealed & Delivered

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Many of the camps suggest sending a letter a week before camp starts.  Campers love receiving mail and will love it even more if they have mail waiting for them. Remember, they call it “snail mail” for a reason.  Leave plenty of time for the letter to get to camp.

Wanted: Camp Gifts!

Camp gifts seem to trend 12 months a year, it’s always a perfect time to give a camp gift.  Whether it’s for a first year camper getting the nervous and excited bug or the 10 year camper that still lives for it, we have our favorite camp gifts they will love.

Anything Emoji Goes

Emoji-pillows-2It was definitely the year for the emoji! Anything and everything emoji is camper approved.   These pillows can be found at our favorite camp stores like Lesters or Denny’s Childrens Wear.

Polaroid Camara

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It’s back and so much cooler! Your camper will love taking selfies with the original insta-photo.  The perfect accessory to decorate their room and bunks with, we love different kind of film available in bright colors and designs.

The Onesie

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It doesn’t have to be Halloween for your camper to dress up.  The fuzzier, the better! Campers love them for themed evening activities or staying warm by the camp fire.  Either way, it’s a gift they love to stock up on throughout the year.  Shop them at Party City stores or Wallmart.com.

It’s a Sock Thing

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We love this trend and it keeps getting better.  Campers love to collect different themed socks all year round.  Living royal has so many silly and colorful socks, it’s hard to pick the perfect pair.  Available in boy and girl styles.  Shop it here.

Camp Package Central

Summer 2015 is here!  The Trunks have shipped and the kids are counting down the hours till camp starts.  It’s time to start thinking camp packages, letter writing and visiting day gifts.  We’re sharing a few of our favorite gift ideas your camper will love!

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Customized covered Oreos
You can never go wrong with sweets.  Even better, sweets that represent!  Visit Sweet Ali for pricing and camp logo ideas.

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Skin Bling
Metallic tattoos started to become a trend last year and we love how they added color and a camp twist.  Perfect little gift to send in with a letter or as a bunk gift.  Shop them at Bee Bee Designs.

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It’s All In The Delivery
Your camper will love receiving this special delivery!  Shop them at Confetti and Friends.

Summer 2015 Camp Gift Guide

Your camp list is growing and you’re checking it twice!  We picked our favorite camp gear from our favorite camp stores from New York to Florida.  It’s our Summer 2015 Camp Gift guide.

1) We’re obsessed with these custom airbrushed knee socks from Lesters. Perfect for spirit days or send as a fun package.

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2. Scented Pillows are still in high demand, pillows and more pillows!  These yummy styles are available at Bee Bee Designs.

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3. Want more?  We’re obsessed with these custom pillows.  A perfect trunk surprise, 2nd week package or visiting day gift.  Order now at Bee Bee Designs.

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4. Check list stationary! Because they have no time to write home, they are having too much fun. Easy, fun and lots of information.  Get them at Bee Bee Designs. 

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5. Custom jewelry is one of our favorite trends!  Stylish, super cute and designed by you.  Available in camp names or zip codes.  Order yours at Turnstyle, one of our favorite Florida Camp Store.

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6. Super cool t-shirt styles for boys with Under Armor or NFL logo designs.  Also available at Turnstyle.

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7. Emoji’s! On whatever and wherever. Our favorite is this emoji towel from Bee BeeDesigns.

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8. It’s in the camp name!  Custom products are always a hot item and never boring.  This year flip flops and pjs have been the latest trend. These can be found at Turnstyle.

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Camp Gifts We Love

We love to find the latest “must haves” for camp gear. We recently hosted a BEE BEE Designs camp party at our Philadelphia camp lady headquarters. We love what we saw and had to share. Last year everyone seemed to be playing with a Diablo but this year it’s all about the Glow in the Dark Diablo.  Even better!  Shopping details can be found at Bee Bee Designs.

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Who doesn’t love a good bunk game? The dice game called ,Tenzi, is one of our favorites.  Just ask your camper, we think they will agree. Stock up now and you can enjoy at home!

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We are flipping over these customized flip flops.  Your camper will love to show off their camp name at the beach or show camp spirit at camp. Contact nikki@mainlinesugar.com

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Yes, these are as good as they look!  These cookies are a great treat for visiting day and  can be personalized with any camp name.  Contact The Cookie Queen at 215-901-7914

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Bee Bee Designs: The Everything CAMP Store

 

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One of our favorite spots to get our kids ready for camp is Bee Bee Designs, located in the heart of Livingston, NJ at 175 south Livingston Avenue. It’s the ultimate one-stop-shop that has everything for camp from bunk essentials, color war gear, and tons of fun goodies.

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We love that they are a family run business that has been open for over 20 years, they know what their customers want and need. Their mission is to make customers happy and their campers dressed from head to toe in their favorite camp gear.  Bee Bee designs started as a unique gift store that soon became the Summer Camp Headquarters. With such a demand from their customers they created their website, completely stocked with fun themed camp gear.

They know packing for camp can be an overwhelming experience so they try to make it an easy and enjoyable shopping experience.  For local customers they have in-store appointments and for out of the area customers they can set up phone appointments.  Join them in NYC March 3-7 for a fun shopping event, details below.

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Stay tuned for an awesome give away from our friends at Bee Bee designs on our Facebook page.