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Summer camp: 19 fun care package ideas

These fun items will make a great addition to your kids' summer camp care package.

By Amy Valm

Summer camp: 19 fun care package ideas

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Friendship bracelet kit

Cement friendships with this handy kit. The compact tin includes thread, an instruction booklet and pins.  Where to buy: $14, indigo.ca

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Mad Libs

What kid doesn't love the silly word game of Mad Libs? No, seriously. We can't think of a single kid.  Where to buy: Mad Libs, starting at $5, indigo.ca

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Mini walkie-talkies

There are so many things your kid can do with these two-way, mini walkie-talkies and he'll love you for that. Just don't forget to pack the batteries! $18, urbanoutfitters.com

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Camp bunk box of questions

It's like a game of 20 questions, but camp style! This kit comes with 42 camp question cards that will surely help break the ice between your kid and her fellow campers. $17, amazon.ca

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Glow sticks

Want to send your kid a party in a box? Include this 44-piece glow stick kit in her care package so she can have a party with her buddies. $6, partycity.ca

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Fun earphones

Most camps allow screenless iPods. Let your kids enjoy some quiet time in style with these fun earbuds.  Where to buy: earbuds, $15, mastermindtoys.com

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Waterproof camera

Have your kid capture special moments on land or underwater with this disposable, waterproof camera. $16, walmart.ca

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Tattoos

Say yes to temporary ink with these fun, non-toxic tattoos.  Where to buy: Tattly temporary tattoos, $22, drakegeneralstore.ca

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Rubik's Cube

Rainy days were made for tricky-to-solve puzzles. Your little camper and his cabin mates will thank you. $13, walmart.ca

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Magnifying bug box

Little explorers can get up close and personal with the bitty critters that roam their camp. $10, indigo.ca

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Hair chalk

Fun, flashy and totally washable, hair chalk is a surefire hit. $16, mastermindtoys.com

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Spot It!

Fun for the whole cabin, this simple but fast-paced game is fun for all ages. $18, mastermindtoys.com

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Gel pens

Who can resist sweet smelling gel pens? Handy for writing letters home, too. $10, indigo.ca

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Camp journal

Have your kid write down all of his camp adventures in a cute woodland-themed notebook that doubles as a keepsake. Starting at $14, etsy.ca

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Wiper glasses

Kick rainy day blues to the curb with these fun glasses. $12, mastermindtoys.com

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Stickers

It doesn't get better than cupcake-scented scratch-and-sniff stickers! Plus, your kid can stick these in her journal! $3, indigo.ca

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Butterfly sun catcher

Rainy days call for a DIY craft and your kid will definitely love making this one. $23, indigo.ca

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Paper boat

Making your own paper boat is fine and dandy, but it's much better when it powers up on its own to reach maximum distance in the water. $14, urbanoutfitters.com

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Colouring book

This intricate and beautiful colouring book will have your little one inspired to learn more about the wilderness. $16, indigo.ca

Summer camp: 19 fun care package ideasPhoto: Indigo

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