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It won’t be long before school is all wrapped up for another year, and it’s off to camp for our little darlings. If you have not yet ventured into overnight camp yet, then I’m sure your kids are gearing up to the fun local activity of day camp. With so many options out there, your kiddos are sure to have a fun summer full of adventure, learning and new friendships. As we prepare for day camp, I thought I’d share some of the awesome finds that my kiddos will be definitely be carrying in their backpacks this summer. Green’s Your Colour Water Bottle Day camp is thirsty work and you don’t want your little one getting dehydrated. I love the water bottles from Green’s Your Colour because they’re BPA-free, stainless steel and they keep liquids hot or cold for many hours. Bonus? the colours are gorgeous. Lunch Skins Reusable Snack Bags…

It’s where I learned to play Capture the Flag, made lifelong friends, and learned to canoe – which I still love to this day. It’s where I caught frogs and turtles, learned the importance of sunscreen for a pale, redheaded kid, and where I learned a crazy amount of camp songs…that I now proudly teach my own kids! Anyone for a verse of ‘Going on a Lion Hunt’? Summer Camp. I spent every single summer at camp as a kid. And you know what? I loved every minute of it. I loved all the games, the sports and the exploring! I loved spending afternoons building sandcastles with the other kids. I even loved the day I got hit in the eye with a baseball and my brother ran over and yelled “Look at all the blood!”. I had a massive black eye and got five stitches across my eyebrow. I…

Several years ago, my now teenagers went off to sleep-away camp for the first time. On top of learning about getting organized for camp (the fun part), I also had to prepare everyone (OK, me) emotionally for being without my little darlings (the hard part). My newly minted eight-year-old will be going to sleep-away camp for the first time, for two weeks at the end of August. He will be my sixth child to attend sleep-away camp, and I find the same old worries creeping in. I knew I had to prepare myself for kids going to sleep-away camp. So, I’m reminding myself of three things: He might evolve This kid is my picky eater. I’m pretty sure he will starve for the entire two weeks. While one side of me is convinced of this, the other side knows that he might just start eating what everyone else is eating…