Struggling to get the perfect gift for the Camp Counselor in your life? Christmas is just around the corner and the USA Summer Camp team are here to save the day! It’s time to forget the boring socks and give the camp enthusiast what they really want this Christmas. Take a look at our top 12 Camp Counselor gift ideas to get some inspiration!
If you give your future Camp Counselor a friendship bracelet kit, they will be guaranteed to be the coolest person at camp. One of the biggest camp traditions is making friendship bracelets so if your camp counselor is ready and prepared, they will be already a step ahead. Also, who doesn’t want to be rocking friendship bracelets all year round too!?
This is one of our favourite Camp Counselor gift ideas! If you have a bigger budget to spend, get them a Polaroid Camera. With this gift, they will be able to capture special moments and print the picture on the spot which is so cool! They can give the pictures to their campers, friends and also decorate their cabin! They’re also great for travelling and the campers will love taking selfies with them too.
This is something every Camp Counselor needs for the time at camp. They will put it down for one second and never seen it again. NEVER. Trust us, they will go through them like there’s no tomorrow! To prevent this, get them a water bottle that has a crazy design or name engraved so if it does go missing, everybody knows whos it is. They’ll definitely thank you for it when they’re at camp!
It’s hard to say this but, chocolate in America just isn’t the same. (I know, we were disgusted too) Hershey’s is nice and all, but there’s nothing like the taste of the British delicacy, Cadburys. Gift your friend with a care package that includes some English chocolate, sweets, drinks and you can’t forget the tea bags! There’s nothing better than having a taste of home.
Motivate your Camp Counselor and show them all the fun they’re going to have next summer with a traditional Summer camp movie. The USA Summer Camp team recommend watching Camp Rock and Parent Trap for a movie night! Grab the popcorn and comfy PJ’s to complete the night. Your Camp Counselor will be ready to hop on to the plane to camp after receiving this gift!
If your Camp Counselor can be a bit forgetful sometimes, they will really benefit from this present! As the plugs in America are different from the UK, travellers will need an American Power Adaptor to be able to use their electronics. These are cheap to buy and can be easily found in most supermarkets!
For a cheap and easy gift, every Camp Counselor needs white tees. It’s the worst feeling when it’s time to tie-dye with the campers and you forgot to bring a white tee. Bummer. Tie-dye is one of the best activities on camp so make sure to prepare your counselor with this gift.
As most camps don’t allow counselors to use their phone whilst on the job, having a watch is super handy. They will need to stick to times and make sure their campers are at their activities so having a watch will help massively. Also, we recommend getting a waterproof one as it is likely they will be in the pool or lake every day!
Your friend is about to have the best experience of their life and this gift is the perfect way to reminisce and keep special memories safe for years to come. Buy your friend a travel journal so they can document their travels, souvenirs, pictures and tickets stored away from their adventure in America. It definitely is one of the best ways to remember their experience in the US!
If you want to give them a practical gift this holiday, get them a head torch! It can get very dark at night while at camp. A head torch will be very handy when walking around camp at night and when going back into your cabin after your night off.
If your Camp Counselor is a keen videographer, this gift will be perfect. The Go Pro is waterproof, tough and easy to whip out in-between the action. Camp Counselors will be able to film their Summer Camp experience and keep the memories forever. If you do buy them this amazing gift, tell them to send us the footage because we’d love to see it!
This gift is essential! If you’re unsure what your counselor needs or wants, get them American dollars for their trip to the US. They can spend it while they’re at camp or save it for their 30 days of travel! They can purchase what they want while in the US or save it towards accommodation and fun activities after camp. Plus, who doesn’t love to receive money?!
So there you have it. They’re our top 12 Camp Counselor Gift Ideas for the Holidays! From head torches to Go Pros, your Camp Counselor is going to be spoilt for Christmas and ready to smash the summer. All thanks to you! (You can thank us later!) If you’re going to be a Camp Counselor yourself, send this to your friends and family to make sure you get what you need for your summer in the states!