9 Tips for Preparing Your Child for Summer Camp!

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A MUST READ before you send your children off to summer camp!

Summer Camp can be a wonderful experience for children during their youth years.  They can grow emotionally and spiritually during their stay.  However, it can also be a scary experience for some children.

Here are a few tips that will help your child have a wonderful experience at camp:

  1. Learn the focus of the camp, and pray for your child’s spiritual and personal needs.
  2. Help your child pack and double-check the camp check-list.  Your child will know where everything is located in their suitcase.
  3. Get to know the camp officials and chaperones.  Introduce your child to them.  I personally will not allow my children to go on a youth trip unless there is a chaperone that I personally know.
  4. Talk about What if’s situations for different unexpected events.  Role play different scenarios.  Discuss bullying.
  5. Discuss the communication policies with your children.  Have addressed envelopes with stamps in their suitcase.
  6. Openly discuss homesickness with your child.  This is very common and most camp officials are trained in this area to console your child.
  7. Send a family picture or a little photo album with the child for when they get homesick.
  8. Talk about baptism openly with your child.  Request that they inform you before they make the life changing decision.
  9. Pack a Bible and share some of your favorite verses with your child.  This will be a keepsake for them.

Are your children attending summer camp this year?


  1. i’d LOVE to have this for camping this summer! i like the niv tree bark one. that’s cool.

  2. Michelle Long says:

    I like any KJV, lily pad & camo are my favs.

  3. I would love to give my grandson the NIV Brown Camo Waterproof Bible for summer camp/trips.

  4. I’ve never even heard of these! That is such a neat idea!

  5. sharon daniels says:

    I like the KJV lilypad.and pink, brown floral.

  6. Shara M says:

    This was so helpful, we are sending out 8 yr old off to a 3 day camp for the first time this year. I think we are all a little nervous.

  7. Teresa K. says:

    Wow, a waterproof bible. This is fantastic. Sure its great for camp, but I am a very messy person and like to eat and read my bible at the same time. And it floats? Wow, I am impressed.

    • Teresa K. says:

      I was so excited I forgot to post my favorite kind. I would prefer the NIV version in blue. But they are all awesome!!

  8. My oh my! I have never heard of a waterproof book let alone a waterproof Bible! Wow! I’d love to get the KJV in camo! Thanks for the chance.

  9. Elizabeth says:

    My daughter would love this for camp this summer! Thanks for the tips too, this will be her first year at camp. She would love the pink and brown floral one!

  10. I love the pink lily pad one for me. Any of my boys would love the camo one. We always stick with the KJV!

  11. I’d like the KJV in Camouflage.

  12. Melissa says:

    How cool! And they FLOAT!!! My 12 year old daughter, Hannah
    is going to camp with her church youth group in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in July – a waterproof bible would be perfect! She prefers
    reading the NLT version, but I want to have her read more in the KJV
    now that she is getting older. She would totally love the pink and brown!

  13. Cristy S. says:

    My daughter isn’t going to camp this year, but she plans to camp out in the yard! I know she’d love a durable Waterproof Bible!

  14. Cristy S. says:

    Our favorite is the ESV in pink! Thanks!

  15. I think NKJV. I like the lily pad one.

  16. Oh wow. These are neat. We would love the KJV in Camouflage or the lily pad one since we have a boy and a girl going to church camp this summer. Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway!

  17. nycole i says:

    These are so cool! I would love a KJV for my artsy (read: messy) 8 year old daughter!

  18. I’d love the esv pink one!

  19. Kristy Lloyd says:

    Lily pad in NKJV.

  20. StephJem says:

    Love the KJV Blue Wave for my son who just accepted Christ!

  21. KJV or NKJV in pink

  22. The NKJV or ESV in Tree bark or pink and brown

  23. Christa says:

    We would be blessed to win a waterproof Bible. Our children are not attending a summer camp, but we live in a very wet state.

  24. Laurie Reed says:

    A NKJV bible that’s waterproof and in tree bark? Sounds like the perfect Father’s Day gift.

  25. Jessica says:

    This is a fantastic idea! I’d love an NIV!

  26. Shelly Smith says:

    I would choose the NLT with the blue cover (I have three boys and they are swimmers!!)

  27. Heather Bardin says:

    I saw these when they first came out, but never thought of the idea for camp use! What a wonderful witness and perfect for those children who seem to need indestructible accessories! 😉

  28. My daughter will be going to camp for the first time. She would love this Bible! She is very much a nature girl and spends a lot of time outdoors reading. It would be great having a Bible that will last through her adventures!

    • As a mom of three, I am forgetful….I like the blue(blue is her favorite Color) ESV Bible, but she would love any of the water proof Bibles.This will be perfect when she goes to church camp. Loves pink and brown camp as well.

  29. NIV camo

  30. My son has demolished two Bibles, each at summer camp! One he used as an umbrella on the first night!! I think I would get him the camo one.

  31. I would say the NJKV or KJV or ESV depending if I would keep it for myself or give to someone else.

  32. Jacqueline Baxter says:

    I like the ESV Bible in pink, I have never seen these. Great idea.

  33. Elly McC says:

    I would love a waterproof Bible! We actually need one for our Planned Parenthood Gospel outreach, since we live in the rainy northwest and our Bibles suffer from the drizzle & rain! I like that NKJV Blue Wave 🙂

  34. Terri Baehr says:

    We are thinking of going to a family camp this year, this would be a wonderful addition to our daily devotions.

  35. Linda FInn says:

    This would be a wonderful addition to the backpack for camp for sure.
    KJV pink one would be the ticket here.
    Linda Finn

  36. Shana R. says:

    Would love to win this!

  37. My daughter would love this for the summer!!

  38. NIV, NKJV or ESV in Blue Wave. But I love all of the versions and am happy to have the KJV in pink and brown!

  39. Shellie M says:

    I would love a Pink KJV

  40. I think the one with the pink lily pad cover is cute! Wish they had that one in ESV.

  41. tammy mcgurren says:

    I would.love the NIV pink Bible.

  42. Your tips are great even for children who are just busy with vbs and summer activities and not necessarily going away.

    The waterproof Bible idea is awesome! My oldest daughter uses the KJV for her school work (we use NIV for most things) and would love a durable, new one for her birthday (that’s coming up in July). 🙂

  43. Alexis Carlson says:

    This would be awesome to have! Would be wonderful by the pool or even dropped in the snow! I like the pink one!

  44. Jenny B says:

    This would be awesome for my 11yo!

  45. Melinda J says:

    My kids would love to use this while camping!!!!

  46. Annette says:

    I would love to send this Bible to camp with my son this summer. NIV camo would be great

  47. I think the blue wave waterproof bible would be just the thing when reading with my grandsons who are 3 and 5, easy to keep clean is always a plus for me.

  48. I love this Bible and I need a new one so bad!! Waterproof sounds amazing! I can’t tell you how many times mine has had something spilled on it just from sitting on the table.

  49. What a wonderful gift to win. Kjv for us. Love this giveaway! Praise the Lord!

  50. I like the King James Version, KJV Waterproof Bible LilyPad9781609690182.

  51. Rebekah says:

    I really love this post. I wish my parents had this when I was going to camp, but now I can save it for my future children. Summer camp was alway life changing for me.

  52. I think this would b great even for me. I’m constantly trying not to spill on my bible!
    I love your website btw 🙂

  53. Kirsty Chuck says:

    I have a 3yo and an 8mo – needless to say a waterproof bible would be a treasure to have in this house!

  54. Kirsty Chuck says:

    And i would LOVE the blue waterproof KJV <3

  55. I like the camo looking one and I would prefer KJV

  56. Annette says:

    I would love the pink and brown floral for me. Any version.

  57. Kelly Paden says:

    I would love to have the pink ESV for my daughters!

  58. Pamela Cross says:

    Pink KJV would be excellent! Thanks for the chance to get this!!!

  59. KJV in camo would be perfect for my son’s first full week at camp this year!!

  60. Crystal Wilson says:

    This is the neatest thing! I’d never heard of a waterproof Bible!
    I’d pick a pink NKJV…..would really come in handy having kids
    and I really like the no bleed through!

  61. KJV Blue Wave or Camo would be awesome!!!

  62. Love the lily pad kjv

  63. Lindsay K says:

    This would be great for reading by the pool this summer! Is love the NKJV Waterproof Bible Lily Pad!

  64. Carie Russell says:

    Love the KJV pink and the blue. We love reading God’s Word outside in the beautiful weather! Our church doesn’t have a camp, but we camp on our farm.

  65. im a pink kind of girl with a blue loving boy. id love either

  66. Pink NLT or esv

  67. That’s awesome! KJV of any pattern would work here!

  68. Chastity Ray says:

    NKJV and any in pink! 🙂

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