Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Tips from Tori....Packing Care Packages for your Camper!

What do I send to my camper at camp?
(See suggested List of many ideas, listed below)

Do I actually mail (using stamps) my care packages?
You can, but I suggest, you let us deliver for you!
Bring all your care packages to camp marked with your campers name, cabin and date you want delivered and we will deliver for you!!

Does Sky Ranch have Care Packages ready for purchase so, 
I do not have to go shopping myself?
Let us do the work for you.....
SkyPacks are ready-made care packages put together to help your camper survive his or her week of camp. Packs are organized by gender and age-level. Kids love receiving these group-appropriate items! SnackPacks are goody bags filled with all types of edible treats for campers to enjoy. These packs come pre-made and ready to be delivered on the day of your choice. You can order one for each day if you would like.
View the SkyPacks available for each program:

If you choose to bring mail from home for us to deliver to your campers cabin here are some Tips:

  • Mail from Home/“Care packages” are boxes or envelopes of goodies (toys, clothes, magazines, etc.) that families send/or bring to camp that we "mail" for you to campers.  Kids feel really special when they get mail! 

  • Size.  The package should be reasonable in size.  Sending or bringing a refrigerator-sized crate of treats is going to be expensive for you and embarrassing for your child.  Keep the size reasonable, about the size of a shoe box.  Kids should not expect to receive large, costly items at camp.  The point is not to spoil them, it’s simply to say “I love you and I’m thinking about you.” :).
  • Food/Perishables  Be careful that it will not melt, or spill.  Power bars, Granola bars, Gatorade Instant Mix Packs to add to water bottles. Also, make sure items are in resealable containers.  Snack sized portions seem to work the best!
  • Games/Books/Toys.  Games, toys, and reading material are excellent additions to any care package.  Include some things that your child can share with his fellow campers.  For example, you might send:
  • miniature board games, like checkers or chess
  • Frisbees® and other sorts of flying disks
  • magazines
  • bean bag balls, such as Hackey Sacks®
  • playing cards
  • Uno® and other sorts of card games
  • Nerf® balls and other sorts of sponge balls
  • MadLibs® and other sorts of word games
  • "stocking stuffers"!!!!
  • a small stuffed animal
  • markers and paper for drawing
  • stickers
  • a disposable camera
  • a novel
  • origami paper and instructions
  • a T-shirt
  • a puzzle
  • a baseball cap
  • a blank scrapbook or journal to start at camp
  • photos of the family and photos of the family pets
  • Glitter/gel
  • bubbles/side walk chalk
  • streamers

Tori Miller
Sky Ranch SkyMoms Ministry Director

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