Hudson Valley Parent

HVP May 2017

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26 Hudson Valley Parent n May 2017 OF SMILES! TO A SUMMER WELCOME... A camp is where your children can learn new skills, make new friends, experiment with ideas and grow in self-esteem. For boys and girls ages 4 to 14 Daily Red Cross Swim lessons Lunch and snack provided daily Telephone. 845-223-5826 By RACHAEL MOSHMAN M y daughter plays hard at day camp and spends long hours in the heat. She comes home filthy and exhausted. She was also coming home absolute- ly starving until I figured out what to pack in her lunchbox to keep her fueled all day. The standard lunch I'd been sending to school just wasn't cutting it for camp. Here are some suggestions for items to pack in your camper's lunchbox to keep them satisfied all day. Two sandwiches - One just wasn't enough. For less picky eaters switch up the combination of meats, cheese and veggies each day to keep your camper's appetite interested with variety. Easy, breakfast-on-the-go - My daughter is usually too sleepy or rushed to sit down for a decent breakfast before she leaves in the morning. So I typically throw some- thing additional in her lunchbox that she can easily munch on when she gets to camp. I have a big batch of homemade carrot/zucchini muf- fins in the freezer. I'll toss one of those in, or an oats and fiber bar. Protein rich snacks - These are some good snacks to put in a lunchbox: peanut butter on whole grain crackers, slices of lunch meat, turkey jerky, and pistachios. Yogurt, hardboiled eggs and string cheese are also good options. Fresh veggies - The increased physical activity at camp leaves my daughter so hungry that she eats whatever seasonal vegetables I throw in there - celery sticks, baby carrots, bell pepper slices and grape tomatoes. Almost always, the baggie I put them in comes home empty. 10 items to pack in your child's day camp lunchbox

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