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The Best Promotional Products for Summer Camps

It’s hard to think about summer camp when snow is still on the ground but February is often the start of enrollment for summer camps.  Competition is fierce for summer camp attendees. Unique programming and accommodations will always make your camp stand out but promotional products can also keep your camp top of mind for prospective families who are touring your facilities or visiting your booth at program fairs. Low cost giveaways for camp program fairs or to hand out to potential customers touring your facilities include promotional lip balms, first aid kits, custom sunscreen bottles and promotional sunglasses.

To encourage people to sign up early to better prepare for budgets and staffing, camps frequently offer early bird discounts for enrolling before May 1. Camp directors can further promote early bird discounts by incentivizing sign-ups with eco-friendly promotional products. Early enrollment programs also help camp administrators get the best deals on the promotional products needed for their camps. 

T-shirts are a must for all summer camps especially when fieldtrips are involved. T-shirts help keep groups together during camp field trips and promote your camp brand to potential future campers.  T-shirts also identify staff so campers know who is a trusted adult. Eco Promotional Products’ American Made, super soft fine jersey organic cotton youth and adult size t-shirts are a favorite among parents. However, we realize not all camp administrators have the budget for these sustainable t-shirts. If organic cotton shirts aren’t in the camp budget, we offer many other vetted t-shirts made by socially responsible manufacturers. Camp employees who are required to wear camp apparel on a daily basis appreciate options other than t-shirts. Eco-friendly custom hoodies for cooler days, branded baseball caps for sun protection or women’s tank tops are non-traditional branded apparel items for camp employees.

Outside of apparel, Eco Promotional Products’ best seller for summer camps is the recycled safety backpack. These custom sling backpacks come in a variety of colors and are tear-resistant, water repellent and feature 1" safety reflective stripes. Other popular products include water bottles, tote bags and cooling towels. For camps that offer swimming, a custom towel is a unique promotional product that will get used time and time again continually promoting the camp’s brand.

Many camps also purchase promotional products to be used as giveaways during the course of the camp. Recycled Frisbees are a fun, low-cost promotional product that can be given to winners of camp competitions. These American made Frisbees are also great for promoting the second half of your camp during 4th of July parades.

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Picture: YMCA Summer Camp NYC