Camp care packages


Receiving a package at mail call is part of the excitement of camp. For the busy parents who don’t have time to pull together the odds and ends that make up a great care package, several online businesses are willing to do the work for you, including shipping directly to your camper.

Sealed With A Kiss ( has been an industry mainstay since the summer of 1984 and is affiliated with a number of camps in Maryland. Parents can create custom packages or choose from ready-to-go packages. Popular now are bunkmate gifts — small tchotchkes to share with friends — in place of candy or food, which many camps ban due to allergy and health concerns.

Just4Camp ( advertises its “You pick it, we pack it” three-easy-steps system. Parents start by ordering a bag — drawstring or duffle — and then select camp gifts like Mad Libs, sports accessories and journals. The Just4Camp staff packs and ships the package with a personalized message from the parents enclosed.

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