Affordable Gear for Your Kids' Trip to Summer Camp

Posted on 05/19/2011

School’s out for summer—or it will be soon. That means it’s almost time for the kids to start packing up for a trip to summer camp. Keep the budget on this outdoor excursion from going wild by stocking up on affordable gear for your kids’ trip to summer camp.

Backpacks and Luggage - They’ll be the coolest kid in the cabin with backpacks and luggage from PB Teen. Plus everything is up to 35% off right now and shipping is free. Beach totes are on sale for $29 and wet bags are just $12.

Sleeping Bags - Lots of kid-size sleeping bags are on sale at The Lafuma Yellowstone JR Tribal Sleeping Bag has a five-star rating and is 30 percent off. It’s waterproof and features a cold-proof flap.

Camp Stationery Set - The Happy Camper Stationery Set will help keep your camper from getting homesick. The pack comes with 20 sheets of stationery, 20 envelopes and 20 stickers for $10.95 from

Water Bottles - Keep your young ones well hydrated by stocking up on reusable water bottles. The CamelBak Kids Better Bottle is on sale for $12.60 at Or check out the Delaney Fit 24oz Hippack, reduced to $22.50.

Swim Gear - You can bet swimming will be a big part of their summer camp experience. Make sure they’re prepared with the proper gear including a swim cap and goggles. Swim caps are on sale for as little as $1.55 at They’ve also got a big selection of goggles on sale for less than $5.

Sunblock - One of the most important items in their backpack will be their sunblock. When you register at you can save $2 on any Neutrogena Suncare product including ones specifically designed for kids. Wet Skin Kids Sunblock is the first line of sunblock that can be applied to wet skin. So hopefully they’ll come home with lots of great memories—and not a sunburn.

By Alison Storm

The Children's Place coupon - Stock up on shorts, tees, swimsuits & more for their camp wardrobes, and save 25% on orders of $50 or more with coupon code U9D2011 through 05/22/2011.

JCPenney coupon - Get them some new camp clothes & a suitcase, and some cute new summer clothes for yourself! Save $10 on $50+ orders, $15 on $75+ orders, or $20 off $100+ orders with coupon code FUNCASH through 05/21/2011.

* Hot deals expire quickly. This deal may no longer be valid.

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