How to Choose The Best T-shirt for Your Summer Camp

How to Choose The Best T-shirt for Your Summer Camp

Summer Camps are places where kids make memorable experiences that will last a lifetime. Whether it’s riding a horse for the first time, hitting a target at the archery range, or learning the importance of sunscreen – every fun experience is one they won’t forget. If making valuable memories are so integral to the camp experience, wouldn’t you want your kids to go home with a t-shirt that reminds them of those memories?

Below are the two most important factors when thinking about creating your camp’s t-shirt. Summer camp only comes around once a year, so read below on how to make this year’s shirt a success.

Garment Choice

It’s hot, campers are sweaty and can’t seem to cool down, these are always the facts of camp. Choosing the right garment is important because it can help keep campers cool and comfortable. Choosing the cheapest shirt could be good for the camp’s budget, but it may not be good for the kids when they are weighed down in a heavy, itchy t-shirt.

Ordering a t-shirt that is a softer ring-spun cotton or even a cotton/polyester blend will be a nice garment choice for campers, and will be a shirt that won’t eventually end up being dropped off at a thrift store. Choosing the right garment can be crucial for a camp that wants to give their kids a quality shirt, and for those wanting to selling shirts in your camp’s store or canteen.


Making a memorable camp t-shirt relies heavily on a memorable design. Producing a well-designed shirt isn’t so much about looking good as it is producing artwork that will stick with campers. If your camp is known for it’s ropes course, then think about creating a design that includes campers flying down your famous zipline. A camp t-shirt is a marketing opportunity, a memory, and more than anything they’re about the amazing experiences your kids made at camp.

Camp shirts are the for the camper, but also can be integral for staff shirts and merchandise for the camp store. We have helped plenty of camps make memorable camp shirts possible through quality garment choices and good design. Whether you are looking to launch your camp’s merchandise store, need a new order of shirts for your kayaking program, or are in need of new designs for this year’s summer session we are here to help you print successful shirts. We would love to help you with your new shirt design and order, if you’re ready to send kids home with a t-shirt they’ll love.