Packing List for Camping with Kids

Feb 26, 2019 | Gear & Tech

Packing List for Camping with Kids

By Togo RV

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)

Packing

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