About 10 million children attend overnight camp, according to the American Camp Association, And for young children, being away from home isn't easy. Many get homesick at sleep-away camps. So if your kid is going away to camp this summer, why not send them a little pick-me-up to raise their spirits? Robyn Freedman Spizman, author “Make It Memorable,” was invited on “Today” to tell us about gifts to keep your child’s the tears away. Here are some:
Sports Balls, $20.00www.just4camp.com1-800-329-8573Just4Camp offers unique and trendy camper gifts, such as squishy sports balls ($20), the “Bling Ring” Autograph Ring ($20), and the “Autograph Pretzel” ($20). Autograph items come with an autograph pen. Add a disposable camera ($10) or an autograph book ($10). Each shipment costs $8.50 for ground delivery.
Sealed With A KissSpa Party, $28.00www.eswak.com 800-888-7925Sealed With A Kiss has been the original camp care-package company since 1984. You name it, they'll create it. Throw a spa party for 10 lucky campers for $28.00 or send them a tie-dyed Bed Caddy for $19 and fill it with toys. (Shipping and handling is not included in the prices.) The perfect bunk organizer!
The Wrinkled Egg
Rest Hour Boredom Buster, $30.00www.thewrinkledegg.com800-736-3998From $30.00 and up, these packages are guaranteed to offer your camper hours of entertainment, education and fun. Customized for either a girl or boy camper, the Wrinkled Egg's yellow chicken box is available in a variety of price ranges — one for every budget. Packages include Mad Libs, Guiness World Record quiz pads, American Girl game books, 20 questions pocket game, Sports Illustrated world record books, magazines and more. Same-day shipping is available.
Hug Pillow, $25www.spoonsisters.com1-800-716-4194Everyone needs a hug. Since you can’t be there to give one in person, send this hug pillow instead. The pillow costs $25.00, plus handling and shipping. For an added touch, send themed bandages ($5.00) for their boo boos!
Bug Box Sampler, $19.99 and Popcorn Balls, $14.99www.popcornfactory.com1-888-216-0235
Cheryl & Co.
Fun Camp Snack Pack, $40.00www.cherylandco.com A snack attack for the entire cabin with 26 servings of fun junk-food galore! Did anyone say party time? This is the ultimate box of sweets.
Baskets By Design
Pirate’s Treasure Chest, $30www.ineedabasket.com
Ahoy mates! A pirate’s treasure chest is filled with accessories, toys and more. The salty swashbucklers from Baskets by Design and have come up with a treasure chest for all wannabe pirates.