Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for that perfect gift for the summer camp director, counselor, blogger or camper? Here are some suggestions of how you can spend your holiday cash.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIP
Since it’s way better to give to others than receive more stuff, the best way you can spend your holiday cash is to support a summer camp scholarship program. Check out your favorite summer camp to see if they have a program or give to an organization like SCOPE (Summer Camp Opportunities Provide an Edge). You can donate to SCOPE by clicking HERE in honor of that person on your list that already has everything or in honor of everyone in your family.

P.S. I HATE IT HERE
This book should be on the coffee table of every summer camp lover. A collection of hilarious letters sent by campers while at summer camp. Click HERE to purchase (affiliate link).

iLOG for iPAD
This nifty iPad stand is perfect for the Apple gadget lover on your list who also loves the outdoors. Click HERE to purchase.

CAMP ANAWANNA T-SHIRT
This shirt isn’t just a great way to pay tribute to ’90s Nickelodeon show Salute Your Shorts, but a great way to get people to sing to you (because we all know it’s impossible to read the words Camp Anawanna and not start singing the theme song to the show). Click HERE to buy one for that Nickelodeon fan on your list.

CABELA’S ADVENTURE CAMP
For the gamers on your list, there’s the recently released Cabela’s Adventure Camp video game where cooped up campers can put some of their summer camp skills to test. Available to purchase HERE.

CAMP CAMP
For the nostalgic summer camp alum, the book Camp Camp: Where Fantasy Island Meets the Lord of the Flies is the summer camp equivalent of dusting off the old high school yearbook. Score a copy for cheap HERE (affiliate link).

MEATBALLS DVD
This should already be in the collection of any serious summer camp lover, but if it’s not pick up a copy of the classic 1979 film HERE (affiliate link).

WE SANG THAT AT CAMP
For the camper who always comes home singing from camp, the collection of songs entitled We Sang That At Camp – Songs Remembered From Jewish Summer Camp is a good pick up. Click HERE for more info and to purchase the CD or download.

WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER PRINT
One of the prints left over from the Gallery 1988 show celebrating the 10th anniversary of the cult summer camp film shows would make a great gift for anyone with empty space on their wall. Click HERE.

CAMP NOWHERE POSTER
A Camp Nowhere poster would also look nice in that empty wall space. Perfect for that summer camp alum who secretly wishes he had been able to pull off a Camp Nowhere stunt of his own when he was a kid. Click HERE (affiliate link) to purchase.

EDEN LAKE
For adult readers, Jane Roper’s debut novel set at the fictional Eden Lake is an entertaining read. Click HERE (affiliate link) to pick up a copy.

PARENT TRAP
Though much of the movie takes place away from summer camp, Parent Trap is a summer camp movie classic because it’s the place where the separated twins reunite. The DVD of the original is a must purchase, especially for younger generations who have only seen the remake starring Lindsay Lohan. The DVD you can buy HERE (affiliate link) includes the 1961 movie and the 1986 sequel.

S’MORES JEWELRY
Etsy has a slew of handmade s’mores jewelry that’s perfect for that s’more-loving, jewelry wearing summer camp lover on your list. Click HERE to see some of them.

GOLDFISH S’MORES
If you can’t find them at your local grocery store, you can always order Goldfish S’mores at Amazon. Good for stocking stuffers (for those celebrating Christmas).

SEXY HOTNESS SLEEPING BAG
Because who wouldn’t love a sleeping bag they can walk around in to bring to summer camp next summer. Available at Alite Designs HERE.

BART AND KRUSTY KAMP KRUSTY FIGURES
From the classic Simpsons episode where Bart goes to Kamp Krusty and ends up going Lord of the Flies on the place and turning it into Camp Bart. Click HERE to buy the out-of-print figures on Amazon.

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at Tangzine.com and MatthewRalph.com. I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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