Kids’ Camp Checklist


The kids are signed, sealed and ready to go to camp.
But are they? We think you need a look at our top picks for summer camp gear. They’re simple to stick, sport and spray.

Label It or Lose It!
Locally-owned Emily Press Labels has recently come out with a new line of eco-friendly labels which are not only phthalate and lead-free, but are also reusable. That means slapping them on camp gear now and re-sticking them onto school supplies in September. They’re water-resistant, leave no sticky residue and work best on smooth, hard surfaces like metal, plastic or glass (think lunch supplies or sports equipment), so they’re not meant for clothing.

Peekaboo BeansShop ‘On-Vine’
Peekaboo Beans clothing line is not only locally-owned by fab mom entrepreneur Traci Costa, but its clothes have been designed specifically to allow kids to be kids—no complicated designs, annoying tags, uncomfortable waistbands or difficult buttons. They’re just functional, comfortable clothes kids love to play in. And with stylish designs, durable fabrics and stitching, reflective piping and adjustable pant lengths, moms love them too. This summer’s new ‘Cheeky Monkeys’ line is no exception, with shorts, tees, skirts, pants, jackets and dresses designed with active, little monkeys in mind. The boys’ collection, ‘Monkey Mania,’ and the girls’ collection, ‘Gumdrops and Lollipops’ are perfect for camp days.

KINeSYS Kids' SunscreenSlather Away
When it comes to sunscreen, KINeSYS is a smart choice for oil, alcohol and chemical-free spray-on lotions which are easy to apply and relatively mess-free. KINeSYS is a local Vancouver company that recently shifted to more eco-friendly manufacturing processes. In addition to their minimal packaging and 100% recyclable bottles, the company has begun to purchase wind-generated electricity, making this sunscreen a feel-good purchase all around.

So stock up on these savvy supplies and soak up some fun in the summer sun. Tested by Michelle T., Vancouver


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