If your kids are on a traditional schedule and out of school for the summer, are they going to day camp? Are you packing lunch boxes for them?
Packing meals for summer camp can be a bit different from packing during the school year. It’s hotter, the lunches may not be kept inside a cool classroom, and appetites can change when the heat goes up.
Lunch Box packing tips for a hot summer
So let’s get right to the basics. Wendy Copley of Wendolonia has put together 7 packing tips for camp lunches and snacks:
Click HERE for even More Packing Tips and Tricks. By Shannon Carino.
What to Pack
Most importantly, what are you gonna pack? What will they love? Click on the links or pics below for some great ideas gathered from our lunch packing community
More from Wendolonia:
If your kids love pizza, and you need new ways to send it packed in a lunch box, check out MOMables to learn more about these Pizza Dippers:
10 more camp lunch ideas from Laura Fuentes, MOMables chief mom ► HERE.
Whether you have a sports star, an outdoor nut, a gamer, or a child with a big imagination, these 5 creative lunchbox ideas from A Mom’s Take will be a hit:
Or maybe your child is going to a “themed” camp? Lots of ideas HERE from Alexandra of Lunch with Eyeness:
Even more summer camp lunch ideas
Julie, mom of two and the creator of Homemade Happy Meals is always coming up with healthy and easy meal ideas for her little ones. Click on the pic for more:
Shannon, of What’s for Lunch at our House, packs for her son and daughter.
HERE are some of her camp lunches:
And Shannon’s even done a 5-day COLOR CODED series HERE:
I’m loving this idea for a Do-it-Yourself Bacon Lettuce and Tomato sandwich from Becky of Food for Harper. Anytime your kids can “play” with their food, they’re going to enjoy it even more.
Kendra, of Biting the Hand that Feeds You, packs gluten-free, and loves to include Lunchbox Love Notes too. Click the pic for a week’s worth of Kendra’s camp lunches:
More of Kendra’s gluten-free lunches HERE.
Pack it with love
Why not add a little love? Or maybe a joke, or a few words of encouragement… Purchase these camp-themed lunchbox notes from Say Please:
Or download some FREE printable notes from Coupons are Great:
OR! Simply scribble your own lunch box love note It doesn’t have to be anything fancy!
CLICK the below to see what a simple note of mine inspired: