There’s a lot to think about before your kid starts day camp. Skip the packing panic and check out these essentials.

DRY SPELL This towel dries three times faster than cotton, comes with a travel bag and leaves pesky sand behind.
Microfiber Towel, Dock & Bay. $19.99,

SHRINKY DRINK Ten percent of the proceeds from the sale of this collapsible, leak-proof and eco-friendly bottle goes to the Peruvian Amazon rainforest.
que Bottle, que. $24.95,

EASY BREEZY Wet towels and sweat-soaked uniforms will breathe easier at day camp in this vented bag.
Big Mesh Mummy Backpack, TYR. $19.99,

BIG THIRST Keep their drinks cold for 36 hours or more.
64 Oz. Sports Bottle, The Coldest Water. $48.99,

THROWING SHADE The kids can cool off in and out of the pool under this water-repellent hat.
Kids’ Sun Tripper Cap, Sunday Afternoons. $24,

RAYS THE ROOF Keep ’em covered on the field and up to 80 minutes in water—without harmful chemicals.
Kids Safe Sunscreen Stick SPF 30 3 Pack, Thinksport. $20.49,

DAILY BREAD This bag is fully insulated and has a mesh water bottle pocket.
Richmond Lunch Sack, State. $38,

BUG OFF Ditch the itch minus stinky DEET and messy sprays.
Mosquito Repellent Wristbands, Para’Kito. $19.50,

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