Campers of all ages are capable of some packing! Parents/guardians are the best judge of how to partner with a particular child in the packing process. Don’t make the mistake of doing all the packing for the child. It’s tempting. It’s easier for you. But in the long run, it won’t be easier for your camper. Campers struggle when they have no knowledge of what supplies and equipment they have with them or where to find them. Imagine not being able to locate your towel when the group goes swimming or your flashlight when darkness falls! The items in the day camp backpack or the overnight camp duffle might not be found or used if the camper doesn’t help pack them. Those camp packing lists are carefully crafted for families. Take the time to help your camper assemble the suggested items and to figure out how they fit into the bag!