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Summer camp provides a unique opportunity for children to learn while having fun. Regular classes must adhere to a set curriculum, but the camp environment is much more relaxed, allowing children to learn at their own pace without the pressures of the school year. Read on for some of our favorite educational school supplies for camp.

Wood Kits: They say getting there is half the fun, and with wood kits, that's definitely the case. These kits help children learn about following directions and checking their work, all the while allowing them to create wooden animals, cars, birdhouses, and more.

Board Games: When it comes to board games, the sky is the limit! Depending on their design, board games can cater to a variety of different grade levels, emphasizing a variety of concepts from spelling and vocabulary to mental math and economics.

Parachutes: Available in a variety of sizes, parachutes make fantastic bonding activities for young children and can be used both indoors and outdoors. Each parachute is made of durable, double-stitched nylon and comes with its own carrying bag.

Badminton Equipment: Sports like soccer and basketball are lots of fun, but on those really hot days, campers are better suited for a low-impact activity like badminton — which, like other sports, teaches valuable lessons about teamwork and sportsmanship.

Binoculars: Can you hear the ooh's and ah's from here? Handing out these camp supplies is a great way to remind kids that observing the great outdoors can be just as fun as the computer and TV screens they're used to staring at.