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Five things stick in my mind from my week at the resident camp I went to as a kid – the burro riding, the awful counselor I had, the pigs they would feed left over food to, the very cool interactive nature center, and the trading post. I loved going to the trading post and getting a snack as well as perusing their items for sale. I didn’t have the money to buy things like stuffed animals and t-shirts, but it was still fun to look at what they had.

Camps can earn a nice bit of extra income from a good store. Especially if they have parents stop by when they pick up their children at the end of the session. Of course, if you plan to do something like that, then you’ll need more than just soda and candy.

Here are over 100 items that you might want to consider stocking in your camp store.

APPAREL

1-tshirt

  1. T-Shirts
  2. Hoodies
  3. Onesies
  4. Sweatpants
  5. Flannel Pajama Bottoms
  6. Hats/Caps
  7. Beanies
  8. Socks
  9. Jackets

JEWLERY AND ACCESSORIES

3-mood-rings

  1. Rings
  2. Necklaces
  3. Bracelets
  4. Earrings
  5. Sunglasses
  6. Buffs
  7. Bandanas

CRAFTS

2-friendship-bracelets

  1. Floss/Thread for Friendship Bracelets
  2. Plastic Lacing and Hooks for Lanyards
  3. Leather Kits
  4. Origami Paper and Instructions

TOYS AND GAMES

4-yoyo

  1. Yo-Yos
  2. Marshmallow Shooter Kits
  3. Playing Cards
  4. Magic Tricks
  5. Stuffed Animals
  6. Glow Items
  7. Temporary Tattoos
  8. Frisbees
  9. Small Sports Balls
  10. Inflatable Beach Balls
  11. Swim Goggles
  12. Banks
  13. Puzzles
  14. Stickers

FOOD

5-snacks

  1. Fruit by the Foot
  2. Soda
  3. Juice
  4. Sports Drinks
  5. Jerky
  6. Chips
  7. Crackers
  8. Cookies
  9. Candy
  10. Power Bars
  11. Trail Mix
  12. Brownies
  13. Muffins
  14. Pretzels
  15. Ice Cream

STATIONARY AND MEMORIES

6-wood-cookies

  1. Stamped, Wood-Burned or Branded Wood Cookies
  2. Photos
  3. Photo Frames
  4. Magnets
  5. Stationary
  6. Envelopes
  7. Stamps
  8. Postcards
  9. Pens
  10. Pencils
  11. Pencil Toppers
  12. Trading Cards
  13. Notebooks
  14. Stickers
  15. Wood Tokens

NATURE

7-bug-boxes

  1. Bug Boxes
  2. Walking Sticks
  3. Animal Pelts
  4. Polished Rocks
  5. Wood Carvings
  6. Items Encased in Resin

COLOR WAR

8-face-paint

  1. Face Paint Sticks
  2. Headbands
  3. Wristbands
  4. Mohawks
  5. Noisemakers

BOOKS

9-bookmark

  1. Bookmarks
  2. Camp History
  3. Children’s Books
  4. Activity Books

HEALTH

10-sunscreen

  1. Sunscreen
  2. Chapstick
  3. Bug Spray
  4. Feminine Hygiene Items
  5. Toothbrushes
  6. Personal Travel-Sized Items (toothpaste, deodorant, etc.)

MISCELLANEOUS

11-buttons

  1. Buttons
  2. Around-the-Neck Lanyards
  3. Cups/Mugs
  4. Themed Items
  5. Items with Campers’ Names
  6. Snow Globes
  7. Dream Catchers
  8. Patches
  9. Blankets
  10. Towels
  11. Tote Bags
  12. Draw String Backpacks
  13. Refillable Water Bottles
  14. Keychains
  15. Carabiners
  16. Dog Tags
  17. Paracord
  18. Flashlights
  19. Batteries
  20. Hand Fans
  21. Pillow Pets

Did I miss anything? What else can be sold at a camp store?