I can’t believe its less than 120 days until camp! I feel like I just wrote the Visiting Day guide and here we are again… Last year I bailed on writing the “Essential Guide for Camp” but I think its important to refer back to and for all those peeps who are sending their kids to camp for the first time. I remember when I sent Zach the first year, I had zero clue how to prepare. Therefore, I hope this guide will be the PERFECT guide to use, take with you to your camp appointments and share with friends who are just beginning the sleep away camp process! The entire week I will be doing Giveaways from all the stores/vendors in the guide! This is the BIGGEST giveaway week to date! Don’t forget to follow @luluandlattes on Instagram to win a slew of camp essentials! I will be following up with my other two camp guides in May (last minute fun things for camp) and July (visiting day)!
Bee Bee Designs is packed with everything you may need to get your son or daughter off to camp. Bee Bee also opened a store in Rockville, Maryland to help all the campers in and around the Maryland area!
To start off packing, the most important essential you will need are trunks! My advice is go jumbo and buy 2, you will need them for all the extra sports equipment, bedding, storage boxes, etc. Bee Bee has super duty 1800 denier soft trunks.
Your kids will definitely want these adorable autograph pillows for all your camp friends to sign!
I know with the invention of snapchat, instagram and Facebook, its super easy to keep in touch with your camp friends. But there is something nice about having a book filled with all of your friends names and addresses! I’m not so sure my boys care but the girls just might! There is even room for email addresses and instagram names.
*These will be available for purchase in the next week or so. I wanted to get them up because the others are so LAST YEAR. LOL
My kids BOTH have these super soft personalized blankets. They use them all year around – at home on the couch, at camp on their beds. The pillow cases are just as soft and match perfectly with the blankets. Lots of styles to choose from!
Boys Custom Personalized Plush Blankets $80
Girls Custom Personalized Plush Blankets $80
Custom Personalized Pillow Cases $30
Basketball Swish Pillow $39
Smartphone Pillow $25.11
Emoji Doll with Camp T-Shirt $25 – Hall of Scoops
Any Camp Logo available. T-shirts are available in Grey, Black, Royal and Hunter. Dolls are available in Kissy, Love Eyes, Sunglasses, Smily, Crazy and Poop
Unless your son or daughter attends a uniform only camp, these fun camp inspired clothes are ideal to pack for camp.
Personalized Camp or Name Sweats – $32 Popular by Lauren and Jen
Happy Place Camp Tank $28 – Popular by Lauren and Jen
All about Camp Burnout Sweatshirt $80 – Hall of Scoops
Junior XS-XL (Runs small so size up)
Camper Can Select up to 7 Custom Lines about “their” camp! Optional Name (First or Last) down sleeve
Custom Camp Hamsa Shirt – $39 Sweet Sofie B
Boys Custom Camp Eat Sleep Repeat T Shirt – $39 Sweet Sofie B
Custom Airbrush – Sneakers $50 (client supplies the sneakers),
pillowcases $30, socks $20, drawstring bags $35, squishy pillows $35, soffee shorts $35 (clients may supply anything for them to paint on) Airgraphics Entertainment
Custom Shorts – $39.95-$44 (kids and adult sizing) Sweet Spot Shoppe
Boys Camp Performance Shirts – $26-38 Likewear
Custom Camp Arm Sleeve $19.95 – Sweet Spot Shoppe
Fuzzy Pajama Overhead Sweatshirt with Glitter Camp Name $56 – Simply Hip
Soft Silicone rubber cube clock with alarm time & date display that is easy to use and perfect for camp! $9.97
This is the only chair to bring to camp! It’s very light and has convenient handles for easy carrying.
After going through SEVERAL fans in 3 years, I finally learned the clip on fans suck. The best ones are the portable desk size fans that blow a ton of air and keep your kids cool at night. I am a big fan of the Honeywell ones. The O2Cool fans you will find in the camp stores will also get the job done.
Although this flashlight may be a little bit more expensive than some of the others, just think how happy your kids will be that they don’t have to change the batteries! This flashlight holds a full charge for years, it works off a solar charge as well as batteries as a backup, and it floats!
Neon Flashlight $22.00
Entertainment when there is a little down time….
Tabletop Soccer $8.60
Tabletop Football $12.45
NFL Playing Cards $5.95 (choose from any team)
Teen TableTopics – $25.00 (a great way to bond with your bunk!)
Life As I Live Activity Book – $8.75
Assorted Fun Pens – $5.29 (each)
TicTac Donut – $32.00
Every girl needs hair accessories for camp so may as well make them fun!
Emojicon Lycra Headbands $5.oo (each) Top Trenz
Poop Hair Ties $3.00 (pack of 3) Top Trenz
Emoji Elastic Tie – $19.99 (pack of 3)
Labels are a MUST if you want your kids clothing and supplies returned!
Every camper needs a laundry and sock bag!!
Purple Emoji Laundry Bag $17 Top Trenz
Gummy Bear Laundry Bag $17 Top Trenz
Airbrushed Camp Laundry Bag $17 Top Trenz
Black Emoji Sock Bag $10 Top Trenz
Blue Emoji Sock Bag $10 Top Trenz
Sports Sock Bag $10 Top Trenz
Nobody wants to step out onto a cold floor in the morning. These adorable mats will keep your kids feet nice and warm!
All things for the shower!
Emoji Shower Wrap $23.99 – Everything Summer Camp
Emoji Shower Caddy $16.99 – Everything Summer Camp
Small Emoji Cosmetic Case – $12.00 – Bee Bee
Small Charmed Cosmetic Case – $12.00 – Bee Bee
Showa Flops Shower Flip Flops – $19.99 –Everything Summer Camp
iSlide Personalized Camp Flip Flops – $44.99
Kids CLEAN Bath Set – $44 (safest kids products on the market!)
Chances are if you send your kid to camp with some stationary, they may just write home!
Kids can never have enough towels!!
02COOL Sip and Mist Water Bottles are the BEST on the market for camp! $9.99
Lock Box $65- Camprageous
Storage Box $28- Simply Hip
Holds loads of junk– stationery, pens, stamps, etc… Dimensions: 14.375″ x 14.125″ x 3.125″
Trading Card Box $24 Camprageous
Trading Card Book $48 Camprageous
Emoji Folding Storage $11.99 Everything Summer Camp
Perfect bags to bring on the bus!
Gotta have a place to store the shoes!
Every camper needs a sleeping bag and Coleman (in my opinion) has the most durable, warmest sleeping bags around!
Coleman Cool-Weather Sleeping Bag $21. 46
That’s a wrap! Hope this helps a little with preparation for camp. Easiest way to take care off all your camp essentials and take out the stress is to make an appointment with Dana. She will help you soup to nuts!
Also don’t forget all the special discounts below to lessen the burden of all your purchases!!!
Bee Bee Designs – free gift with online purchase using code lulu
Camprageous – 10% off with code CAMPLULU10 good through 7/31/16
Simply Hip – free Shipping with code shiplulu good through 6/15/16
Hall of Scoops – 10% off with code LULUCAMP2016 through 5/1/16
Sticker Shop Unlimited – 20% off with code Latte20
Everything Summer Camp – 10% off entire order (only good to be used 1 time per customer) LULU&LATTES
Sweet Sofie B – 20% on orders of 2 shorts or more when mentioning Lulu and Lattes. Email email@example.com to order or check out the collection at BFriends or Just 4 Friends
Popular by Lauren and Jen – 20% off orders $50 or more with code LuluCamp16
AirGraphics Entertainment – with a purchase of $75 or more receive any customized hat (winter beanie, trucker or snap back) of your choice using code AGSummer
(Blanks can be brought to their studio to be customized where they specialize in events such as Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, etc.)
Sweet Spot Shoppe – 10% of for all orders placed within 3 days of the guide with mention of Lulu and Lattes
Likewear – 15% off all camp items (exception of onesies) with code LULU good through 3/31/16
Name Drops– 10% off all orders with code ND10
Even better is the BIG GIVEAWAY STARTING TOMORROW on instagram of all the camp essentials your kids will need for camp!!!
p.s. stay tuned for more camp guides coming your way!!!