Summer is in full swing, which means it's time to bring the kids to health camps. And now the main question arises: what to take with you? How many things to take so that the child does not have to drag a huge suitcase? What to put to a boy and a girl? Caring mothers and fathers are ready to shove everything more and more with the thought “just in case”. As a result, the guys come to the camp with huge trunks, and many things of the kind “suddenly come in handy” remain dusty until the end of the shift in the closet or bag. To prevent this from happening, Coral Family specialists have compiled a detailed list of necessary things. Useful tips and life hacks will help to properly assemble the child in the camp and eliminate many unpleasant situations.
How to pack your suitcase: TOP 9 useful tips
- What to put in a suitcase, largely depends on the specifics of the camp. For example, a set of things and accessories will be different for a trip to the sea and, say, to the eco camp in the forest. Be sure to foresee this fact so that it doesn’t happen that the child arrived at the sea with three pairs of jeans, and walked in shorts in the forest.
- Find out in advance about the landscaping of the place. For example, some camps provide towels and a minimum set of hygiene products. In this case, there is no need to carry shampoo and soap.
- Be sure to check the local rules and the list of things recommended and prohibited by the administration - often it differs and again depends on the specifics and characteristics of the organization.
- Make a list of things in duplicate. Place one in a bag, leave the second at home. The first will help the child not to forget anything and collect all his things at the end of the shift. The second is useful to check the "loss" at home.
- Sew or simply put a note in the pocket of your bag with the following data: name, shift, camp, phone number of parents, home address. This is necessary in case the suitcase is lost or mixed up.
- Put inexpensive things in a suitcase that will not be a pity if they get lost or deteriorate during children's games. And this, believe me, is inevitable.
- Sort things and fold them separately in a suitcase. So it will be easier for the child to find something suitable for the weather and for a specific case. Be sure to pack your underwear in separate bags.
- Things are best folded up: so they remember less and take up a little space.
- Preview the weather forecast at the camp location.
Of course, the suitcase itself will also be important when gathering for the camp: its size, shape, and convenience on the road. What the children themselves think about it, watch the video from the Camp Life channel.
Where to begin?
The first thing I wanted to tell you is do not put off the fees on the last day. If, of course, you do not have force majeure circumstances in the form of buying a last-minute ticket, or, as is often the case with preferential tickets, you were not informed about the child’s departure a few days before the start of the shift.
Start packing your bags at least two weeks in advance. Otherwise, it may happen that the sneakers are small, but there are no suitable ones in the nearest store, or it turns out that the shampoo has run out, or an extremely important thing for the child is lying in the wash.
Usually I take out my suitcase and gradually fill it up within two weeks. I’m buying something, I’m filing something. Thus, I am always safe and recommend you to do the same.
Another important point, be sure to read in advance the reviews for your camp. Thus, you can always get additional information not only about the orders in a particular camp, but also about what exactly is useful to a child in a camp and what is not.
List of things in the camp
T-shirts, T-shirts (quantity optional),
Shorts / skirts (optional),
Long-sleeved shirt or turtleneck, long-sleeved T-shirt,
Long pants or jeans,
Warm sweater / sweatshirt,
Waterproof jacket or raincoat,
Cotton socks (based on steam for 1-2 days),
Briefs (based on steam for 1-2 days),
Elegant clothes for discos and a final concert,
Sun protection hat: baseball cap, panama hat or bandana,
Swimming trunks to the boy, and to the girl - a swimsuit.
Sports shoes (sneakers),
Sandals or sandals,
Spanking or slates,
Document collection is also best started in a couple of weeks. Here is a list of required documents for the camp:
- Birth certificate or passport (original and copy)
- Health insurance policy (copy)
- Medical certificate (form 079U) indicating all vaccinations
- Medical certificate of contacts (with a period of not more than 3 days before arrival)
The list of documents is basic. Specify the full list where you received the ticket. For example, for a sports camp, you may need a certificate about an additional examination of a medical commission, for a health camp - a sanatorium-resort card. If you have a pool, you will have to pass mandatory tests.
Attention! Do not leave receiving medical documents in the last days. Some research may be needed, which will take time. Most often, 079U certificate is issued at school. Take care of her back in May. A school nurse can go on vacation and getting a document in this case will be much more complicated.
What else to bring to the camp?
Mosquito repellent (not an aerosol, as it can be removed),
Ointment after mosquito bites,
The simplest phone model,
Charging to the phone,
Notebook with pen,
Dirty laundry bag,
A book to read in a quiet hour,
You can also bring your favorite toy (spinner), board games, so as not to be bored during the quiet hour.
Do not forget to take the package of necessary documents:
List of necessary things
So, it's time to pack your suitcase to camp. The main rule - do not go to extremes. You will be foolish if you stuff the bag to failure. Take the memo that you probably got when you received the permit, or see the list of necessary things on the camp site. If this is not possible, refer to the standard list for a regular camp:
- A small backpack or bag (for little things on the road, excursions or trips to the beach), you do not need to put it in a suitcase.
- Charger for phone.
- Remedy for mosquitoes (better cream, not always in the camps there are free sockets for the fumigator).
- Hygiene items: washcloth, shampoo, shower gel, soap, toothpaste and brush, comb, sunblock, alcohol wipes, safe scissors.
- Hygiene products, hair clips and elastic bands for girls.
- Bags for dirty things.
- Hand and shower towels (separate for the beach).
- Set for sleep.
- Several shifts of underwear, socks and tights (focus on the number of days).
- Casual wear: shorts, jeans, t-shirts, skirts, dresses, shirts, tracksuit, for cool days - jacket, sweater.
- A few pairs of comfortable shoes for sports and for every day, rubber shoes for the beach and pool.
- Elegant clothes - needed at discos, holidays (especially important for girls).
- Headdress from the sun (preferably two, they are often lost).
- Swimsuit or swimming trunks for boys with a beach. A rubber cap is often required for the pool.
It is highly recommended not to take: a lot of money, expensive equipment, jewelry. Remember, counselors are not responsible for children's things!
Regarding food. Most establishments prohibit storing food in bedside tables. I advise you to confine yourself to apples, cookies, a small bottle of water. All that children can have a meal on the way to the summer camp.
Usually they are not allowed to give any medicine to children. Put only the most harmless. The child will always need a disinfectant, a patch. If there is any chronic disease, warn the counselors about this, handing them the necessary medications with clearly written instructions. This is especially true for allergic children.
When my guys grew up, I began to put drugs like nasal drops, antiviral and antihistamines into my suitcase. In no case do I urge you to break the rules, there were simply applicants when the child could not sleep because of a sore nose, and the nurse did not have any medicine available. Then, for my children, I’m calm, they are familiar with these drugs, they take pills on their own at home on the doctor’s list.
How to pack a suitcase?
- So, the list is compiled. You can start packing your suitcase. Do this with your child. He must know where and what lies in the suitcase. Convince your son or daughter not to take too much. Correctly calculate the weight of the contents. Most likely no one will carry your child’s suitcase!
- Sign all things for little children, this will help teachers if necessary to come to his rescue. In general, it is very convenient to sort everything into packages - separately socks, t-shirts, panties, and so on. Of course, everything will return home in a less attractive form, but at least for some time the order will last.
- Explain to your daughter or son that extra bags are required for dirty laundry, that if you do not use them, clean items will have an unsightly appearance and smell. As a rule, if you have a dialogue with your child, and not act ultimatum, he will be aware of the correctness of your instructions.
- Glue the list of contents inside, and outside the suitcase - the last name, the name of the child, your contact phone number.
- If the child is small and goes on such a vacation for the first time, let him put things in his suitcase that remind him of the house (in a reasonable amount). For example, photographs, small toys. This will help to get used to an unfamiliar place faster.
- Maybe you should take care of the book or writing materials. The kids are different, you yourself know what interests your child has. You can take markers, pencils, albums with you - little things do not take up much space, but they will certainly come in handy.
- Do not let the necessary charges by gravity. Even if you think that your child is completely independent, adjust and control your luggage.
- Finally, make sure that it closes whether the child independently opens the locks of the suitcase.
As practice shows, there is no universal list of things that a child needs to pack on rest. Of course, luggage for vacationers in the immediate vicinity of Moscow is different from the contents of a suitcase departing for a camp at sea. Lists of things for the educational and camping camp also vary. Before you put everything you need, get advice from the manager of the travel company from which you purchased the ticket. Be sure to find information about the features of the vacation spot.
Approach the training camp in all seriousness. Successful, comfortable rest of your child depends on the appropriateness and reasonableness of things.
If you have experience, and your kids have often rested in camps, write a story under the heading "Readers' Travels", or share your tips in the comments.
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Now I say goodbye for a while, until we meet again!
To camp for the first time: age limit and necessary conditions
The teachers call the ideal age for the first trip to the camp 8 years. At this time, the child is already accustomed to the schedule, to communicate in a team with peers, to a short separation from parents. If the baby is sociable, developed, independent and knows how to serve himself, then the permissible age is 6.5-7 years. The camp's debut deadline is 13 years.
For the first trip, it is advisable to choose a short shift - 10-14 days. It is also very important to choose the right location for the camp. It is good if it is nearby, and parents can visit the child 1-2 times a week. Days of visit must be agreed with the administration in advance. Many camps have special parental days when children are free from classes and can go outside the territory with their parents.
Choosing the right camp: useful tips
- Trust the organization of children's vacations to reliable companies. Specialists of the Coral Travel tour operator know how important it is to provide for all the nuances and details, therefore they offer only proven camps. A complete list of permits provided in Ukraine can be found at http://www.coraltravel.ua/ukraine/camps.
- Before buying a trip, it is advisable to go to the camp and see for yourself the conditions for placing children. This is especially important if the camp is chosen independently on the Internet. Remember that good reviews can be “custom”.
- Choose camps with developed infrastructure, do not save on children's comfort.
- Be sure to check and write down all the camp data: location, exact address, phone number, counselor's mobile phone number. If the child has intolerance to some products or food allergies, you also need to find out the menu in advance. All such nuances should be agreed in advance with teachers and doctors.
- Choose the profile of the camp, taking into account the interest of the child, but so as not to overload him. Remember that summer and holidays are given to children to relax and gain strength. For example, if during the whole academic year a child puffs over foreign languages, then you should not choose a camp with such a bias. Let it be some kind of creative, sports or the most ordinary camp.
What to bring to the camp: a general list of things
- bag on wheels and a backpack. The basic things for the camp are put in a bag, in a backpack - documents, money and everything that is needed on the road,
- underwear and sleepwear,
- hygiene products,
- a cup with a spoon - for snacks in the room,
- zippered mesh for washing - if washing is provided in the camp,
- bag for dirty clothes - if washing is not provided,
- some plastic bags for rubbish,
- Beach bag,
- list of things,
- mini first-aid kit - the necessary medications and the admission list are given to the senior counselor,
- 2 liter bottle of clean water for the room,
- beach towel, bath towel, for hands and feet separately - if not issued in the camp,
- book, notebook, pen, pencil,
- accessories - inexpensive watches, jewelry for girls,
- raincoat and umbrella
- pocket money,
- a simple phone for contacting parents + a charger,
- simple camera (to coordinate with the camp administration).
The full list of clothes depends on the duration of the shift, the place of rest and the holiday season. As for underwear, its quantity depends on the age and independence of the child. Teachers are advised to count one pair for 1-2 days.
The number of items is designed for one shift (21 days) in a summer camp at sea.
Clothes for boys:
- headdress: panama hat or baseball cap (preferably marked or signed),
- tracksuit (pants and windbreaker),
- jeans - 2 pcs.,
- a jacket with a long sleeve or a sweatshirt,
- shorts - 2 pcs.,
- T-shirts - 5-6 pcs.,
- underwear: 5–10 T-shirts, 10–20 panties,
- swimming trunks for swimming - 2 pcs. + shift in case of loss,
- warm and cold pajamas (a separate set of t-shirts with shorts for sleeping),
- socks - 10 pairs
- a set of clothes for celebrations and discos,
- spare shoelaces,
- handkerchiefs - 3-4 pcs.
Clothing for girls:
- headdress: panama hat, scarf or baseball cap,
- tracksuit (pants and windbreaker),
- trousers or jeans - 1 pc.,
- a jacket with a long sleeve or a sweatshirt,
- shorts - 2 pcs.,
- T-shirts - 4–5 pcs.,
- skirts - 2 pcs.,
- dress or sundress - 2 pcs.,
- swimsuit - 2 sets,
- the pajamas are warm and cold
- socks - 5 pairs
- underwear: panties - 10–20 pcs., bra - 4–5 pcs.,
- handkerchiefs - 3-4 pcs.
Hygiene products (a full set is agreed with the camp administration):
- liquid soap in a convenient bottle with a dispenser,
- a toothbrush in a case - 2 pcs.,
- baby hygiene cream,
- toilet paper,
- ball deodorant without pungent odor,
- dry and wet wipes - 2 packs,
- shaving accessories for teens,
- hygiene products for girls: pads, tampons,
- cosmetics for girls: hygienic lipstick, mini set of shadows.
What you can not take with you to the camp:
- expensive things,
- perfume in glass bottles
- gadgets for games and with access to the Internet,
- expensive camera
- flammable substances
- piercing and cutting objects
- food, drinks (except those on the road for a snack).
Summer is in full swing, which means it's time to bring the kids to health camps. And now the main question arises: what to take with you? How many things to take so that the child does not have to drag a huge suitcase? What n.
Livehacks for the camp
- All things, including a suitcase (bag), it is desirable to mark.
- It would be nice to write a list of things and put bags in your pocket along with other important papers - this will greatly simplify the child's fees on the way back.
- To find out how to compactly pack things in a bag - watch a video.
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