Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Top 6 Things People Forget When Summer Camp Shopping.

No matter how organized you are, you're likely to forget putting that one needed item into your cart. Whether you're shopping in-store or on-line, everyone seems to miss something on their list.  We've compiled a list of the top 6 last-minute-emergency-I-can't-believe-I-forgot-it items in hopes you won't miss them (Of course that means you'll just forget something else, but we can only do so much).

Laundry Bag
6. Laundry Bags
They're an easy item to forget - no one wants to think about dirty laundry and folding clothes when planning a week, or a month, or a summer of camp fun! Fortunately, we have lots of options and they're easy to stuff into a camper's duffel as you run for the bus.

5. Water Shoes
This one we don't understand.  Almost every camp list has some form of water shoe/wet shoe listed, but people constantly leave them to the last minute. Things like batteries, comics, and lockboxes are rarely missed, but the poor water shoe is forgotten enough to make it number 5 on our last-minute-item list.

Muskol Insect Repellent
4. Insect Repellent
Sunshine is pretty much synonymous with summer, so bright sunny days are on everyone's mind and sunscreen is rarely an item that gets left behind. No-one likes to think about Mosquitoes and Black Flies though, so people tend to forget about the bug repellent until they are quite rudely reminded of it by a hungry mosquito.  Do yourself a favor and try not to forget the bug spray!

3. Socks
Given that item number 5 on the list was water shoes, perhaps the common problem here is 'feet'? On the day that the busses leave, people seem to rush in to purchase socks by the metric ton. Not just one or two pairs, but enough socks for an entire summer camp session! Maybe that's why they don't need laundry bags, They're just throwing the dirty socks away!

2. Name Labels
We suspect that Name Labels make number two on the list due to people not quite ordering enough labels, as opposed to simply forgetting them outright.  Many people are caught off guard by the sheer volume of things that need to go to camp, and they ALL need to be labelled. Order an extra set and avoid the last minute panic.

1. Permanent Marker
The number one item we sell to panicked packers on the day the busses leave? An Indelible Marker. All those last minute items need to be labelled.  You're out of stickers, or time, or both. Grab a Sharpie and get writing!
Sharpie Marker
Have we missed any items? Have you forgotten something important? Let us know in the comments!

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