How to Simplify Summer Camp Travel with Ship Camps


This post is sponsored by Ship Camps, a premier shipping service that will send your child’s bags to and from camp all summer long.

The season of sun, fun, and endless memories is right around the corner. We’re talking about summer! And another summer staple is, of course, summer camp. As parents, you’re probably in the midst of finding the perfect summer camp for your child, completing registration, shopping, packing, and so much more. But, while you’re focusing on attaining and packing everything your child will need for the summer, you can’t overlook how you’re going to get it all there.

Are you opting for the overstuffed car where you can’t see out the windows? Or the long lines and pricey airline baggage fees at the airport instead? Luckily, there’s a third (and far easier) option that you may not have heard about before— Ship Camps.

Ship Camps is a premier shipping service that will send your child’s bags to and from camp all summer long. All you have to do is pack, and they’ll handle the heavy lifting. Not only does this equate to unparalleled convenience, but it also means you can spend more time being emotionally available to help your child prepare for their time away from home.

Camp packing 101

Now, before you can get your bags on the road, you have to pack. We recommend creating a packing list of all the items your child will need, like clothing, toiletries, bedding, and even non-essential items like books, postcards, other personal items, etc. Many camps will even provide a packing list for you.

When packing, use space-saving techniques like rolling clothes instead of folding them, packing shoes in plastic bags to prevent them from getting other items dirty, and using packing cubes to organize items in your child’s luggage.

Keep in mind, if you’re planning to use Ship Camps, you must pack your items in a box, suitcase, duffle bag, or trunk.

Ready, set, ship!

Once you’re ready to send your child’s bags off to camp, simply schedule your shipment online or over the phone. Ship Camps’ flexible pickup and delivery dates make it easy to find a shipping speed that works best for you and your wallet. You can arrange to have all of your items collected from your home or office or drop them off at a location near you. 

After pick up, watch your email inbox for tracking notifications. Or, use your Ship Camps tracking ID to track your shipment(s) in real time. Should you have any questions throughout the process, their white glove customer support team is available every day of the week to help.

If you’re a first-time shipper, you’ll find comfort in knowing that Ship Camps is trusted by and partnered with hundreds of world-class summer camps nationwide. Not only that, but they also include complimentary insurance on every shipment with the option to insure for more, along with an on-time delivery guarantee.

There’s truly no better way to simplify the way you travel to and from summer camp. Learn more about Ship Camps today!




About Author

Melanie Bodner has always had a love for writing, but now she has a new love…being a mom. Before having her kids, Melanie was no stranger to writing or working with children. She wrote for a local newspaper as a reporter and taught English and Dance in a public school. Now Melanie enjoys spending time with her kids, doing yoga, writing and decorating her home. Check out her Instagram @burlapbythebeach.