Packing

Packing List for Camping with Kids

From clothing to camping gear to fireside fun, make your family adventure awesome with our comprehensive checklist for traveling with the kiddos.

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Camping gear

  • Family-size tent
  • Extra ground tarp
  • Rain cover
  • Tent repair kit
  • Mosquito nets
  • Camping pads
  • Sleeping bags
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Lantern or flashlights
  • Camp chairs
  • Pocket knife
  • Map and compass
  • Safety whistle
  • Personal flotation devices (if planning to be near water)
  • Map and compass

For infants and toddlers

  • Playpen
  • Portable crib

PRO TIP — You can get a "kids’ pack" at most camping stores that includes things you’ll need for camping with kids. This can help ensure you don't forget anything.

Food and kitchen

  • S'mores ingredients
  • Hot dog sticks
  • Plastic food tray
  • Groceries for camp meals
  • Adult/big kid snacks (trail mix)
  • Bottles
  • Serving utensils
  • Serving bowls/dishes
  • Assorted cups/plates/spoons
  • Trash bags
  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic food storage containers
  • Washcloths
  • Sponge
  • Washing bin
  • Drying rack
  • Dish soap
  • Cast-iron pot or Dutch oven
  • Coffee pot
  • Kindling/charcoal
  • Lighter
  • Drinking water

For infants and toddlers

  • Baby-friendly food/cereal/snacks
  • Portable high chair
  • Formula/milk

Clothing

  • T-shirts
  • Sweatshirts
  • Pants or shorts
  • Pajamas
  • Extra layers of clothes
  • Wool socks (and extra pairs)
  • Long underwear (and extra pairs)
  • Rain boots
  • Raincoat and hat
  • Umbrellas
  • Warm coat
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Gloves
  • Lanyard to hold ID cards for kids
  • Hiking boots or sneakers
  • Swim shoes
  • Swimsuits
  • Exercise gear

For infants and toddlers

  • Baby carrier/wrap
  • Extra clothing for spills/accidents

Necessities

  • Camping with kids checklists (bring them with you)
  • Insect repellent
  • Mosquito bite cream
  • Children's fever reducer and pain reliever (with measuring tool and dosage info)
  • Children's allergy medicine (with measuring tool and dosage info)
  • Prescription medications (with dosage info)
  • Thermometer
  • Anti-diarrhea powder/medicine (with dosage info)
  • Kid-friendly first aid kit
  • Sunscreen (SPF 30+)
  • Aloe vera for burns
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Flip flops/shoes for shower
  • Shower caddy
  • Hand soap
  • Body soap
  • Washcloths
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Hair brushes
  • Antibacterial gel
  • Dry skin cream
  • Swim/bath towels
  • Biodegradable/RV toilet paper
  • Backpack
  • Portable water bottles

For infants and toddlers

  • Pacifier
  • Comfort toys
  • Diaper bag
  • Diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • Portable diaper changing pad
  • Training potty
  • Diaper rash cream
  • Baby shampoo

Fireside fun

  • Flashlights
  • Extra batteries
  • Binoculars/telescope/magnifying glass
  • Deck of cards
  • Guitar
  • Bubbles
  • Glow sticks
  • Book of ghost stories (for older kids only!)
  • Books
  • Coloring books and crayons
  • Scavenger hunt materials
  • Portable board games
  • Bird-watching/insect-watching kit
  • Disposable cameras
  • Goggles
  • Kickboards/water wings
  • Bicycle/tricycle
  • Kid toys (blocks, train set, dolls, action figures)
  • Frisbee
  • Football
  • Soccer ball
  • Baseball or softball (with gloves)

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