Camping is a fantastic way for families to bond and learn together. While camping, children can learn survival skills.
They can also learn about the different bugs, animals, and plants in the world. It doesn’t hurt to have a lot of fun along the way.
Starting an appreciation for nature at a young age can nourish that appreciation for when your child gets older.
30 Camping Gift Ideas For Kids
Keep them entertained: The Creativity for Kids Camp Crafts Kit
Entertain the kids with The Creativity for Kids Camp Crafts Kit. This kit has 12 different fun and safe projects for the children to do to occupy them while out in the woods, including painting rocks and making wind chimes.
It’s perfect for anyone over 7 years old. Boys and girls will both enjoy it.
Help them explore after dark: The Coleman Kids Adventure LED Camp Lantern
The Coleman Kids Adventure LED Camp Lantern is the perfect item to light the way for your child while they explore nature as it gets darker. It comes in a variety of cool colors that any kid will love.
It is powered by batteries. It’s even water resistant for when things get a little wet out in the wild.
Teach them to stay organized: The Campsite Storage Strap
The Campsite Storage Strap allows kids to stay organized at the camp site. Simply hang up the strap between two trees or poles, and you’ll have 19 different hooks to hang anything you might need to store.
It can hold up to 150 lbs., so you’ll be able to fit everything on the strap!
An introduction to science: Educational Insights Geosafari Jr. Kidnoculars
Every kid wants to explore the campsite. Give them a way to do so with these easy to use binoculars. Perfect for preschoolers and other young children, they are extremely durable. They are also super comfortable for the eyes.
They will be able to look through the binoculars for a long time without hurting their developing eyes. This is a great way to introduce your child to nature and science.
A durable water bottle: The Bubba Flo Kids Water Bottle
Hiking and exploring nature can make a kid thirsty. They’re going to need a water bottle to keep them hydrated, especially when camping in the summer. The Bubba Flo Kids Water Bottle is a durable water bottle that can withstand any falls.
It even has a cap designed not to accidentally open, keeping germs out and water in. It holds 1 ounces of fluid. It’s also extremely easy to clean.
A complete kit to go explore: The Kids Adventure Kit
The Kids Adventure Kit provides your child with everything they will need to explore nature. The kit includes binoculars to look at far away birds and examine unique critters and plants, LED flashlight for when things get dark, compass to teach them directions and help them get home if lost, whistle to call for help when needed, bug collector for the bug enthusiast in the group, and even a journal for them to record everything and look back at it when they get older.
Everything fits in the stylish backpack, so your kid can bring everything with them while they’re on the go. It’s educational for every child, and it will help them stay safe in emergency situations.
To relax at the campsite: Wise Owl Outfitters Kids Hammock
Your child will love relaxing in this comfortable and attractive hammock designed specifically for kids. It’s made of nylon. It’s 7 feet long and 3.5 feet wide. Generally speaking, it’s great for any child 4.
5 feet tall or shorter. It comes with 8 foot ropes to help attach it in any situation. It comes in its own bag, and it’s only 13 oz in weight, so your child can carry it themselves. It does require you to tie a knot.
You can help your child until they can do it themselves. The only problem you’ll have is making sure your kids don’t fight over who gets to relax in the hammock at the campsite next.
Fishing starter kit: Lanaak Kids Fishing Pole and Tackle Box
Fishing is a great way to bond with your child and teach them an important survival skill that they can take with them for the rest of their life. Start them out with everything they need with the Lanaak Kids Fishing Pole and Tackle Box.
It comes with a 65 inch telescopic fishing rod that is easy to use. It also comes with a tackle box filled with bobbers, hooks, sinkers, swivels, jig heads, plastic worms, and lure. It even includes a minnow net and beginners guide.
There’s also a carrying case to keep things organized.
A set for their camping meals: UST PackWare Dish Set
A camper has to eat. With the UST PackWare Dish Set, they will have everything they need to enjoy a healthy meal while camping out in the woods. The stylish orange set is perfect for both girl and boy nature lovers.
It comes with a plate, bowl, cup, silverware, and napkin. Everything is stored in a mesh bag for easy storage and travel. The kit is quite durable, and your camper will enjoy it for several outings.
For the campfire: Collapsible Folding Camping Table
Part of camping is sitting around the campsite with friends enjoying food and drinks. Of course, you need a place to put all of the food and drinks. The Collapsible folding camping table is similar to a collapsible chair, but it’s designed for food and drinks.
It has a bowl to put chips or whatever else you might be snacking on. Underneath that, it has an insulated cooler for you to store your drinks. It also has four drink holders so people have a place to keep their drink while spending time together.
This will be the most popular place to set up a chair (not included).
To bring memories home: OMWay Kids Camera
Your child will want to capture their outdoor adventures. Give them a camera you don’t mind them bringing out into the woods. The OMWay Kids Camera is a durable camera with the capability to take pictures in 8MP quality as well as 1080p video.
It’s inexpensive enough to give to younger children (3+), and it comes in a cool camouflage pattern that kids will love. It comes with a 32GB SD card, which is more than enough to take as many pictures as your child wants during a camping trip.
For a more comfortable sleep: Intex Kids Travel Bed Set
The Intex Kids Travel Bed Set is perfect for the child who wants to be comfortable while sleeping in their tent. This air bed blows up to be about the size of a twin bed, so there will be plenty of room for your kid.
It only weight about 9 pounds when packed. It even comes with the air pump, so you don’t need to bring your own. It comes with an internal mattress as well as an edge. You won’t be able to beat the comfort with a normal air mattress.
For the treasure hunters: Bounty Hunter Junior T.I.D. Metal Detector
The Bounty Hunter Junior T.I.D. Metal Detector gives your child the opportunity to explore what mysteries lie underneath the beach. It has a unique display which helps let a child know when they found some and how deep it is.
To avoid unwanted items, there’s even a discrimination control to help identify when something is simply garbage. The machine is extremely lightweight at about 1.5 pounds. It runs on batteries, and there’s even a display that lets you know when the battery is getting low.
Be sure to carry extra batteries, because your kid (or you) will want to continue using it. Make sure you get your child to share anything they find!
To Stay Hydrated: CamelBak Mini M.U.L.E. Kids Hydration Backpack
The CamelBak Mini M.U.L.E. Kids Hydration Backpack is the perfect backpack for any kid to take on a camping trip. It’s specifically designed to hold water to keep your kid hydrated while on the trail. It has a camouflage pattern that kids enjoy as well as bright blue and orange accents.
These accents don’t only look cool- they are useful to help find someone. It also comes with a safety whistle and tons of storage pockets for whatever you kid needs to bring with them. The backpack is lightweight and perfect for kids.
A true survival kit: ACEIken 13 in 1 Outdoor Survival Kit
As your child gets older, they will need a more in depth survival kit for more in depth camping trips. The ACEIken 13 in 1 outdoor survival kit. It includes a wire saw, compass, knife, blanket, whistle, light, saber card, multi function tool that acts as a scraper, fire starter, steel pen, and flashlight.
Everything is included in a nifty case that keeps everything together for convenience. The flashlight requires a battery (not included). The lightweight case is perfect for carrying with you on a hike.
The chair everyone will want: Guide Gear Oversized Club Camp Chair
The Guide Gear Oversized Club Camp Chair will be the chair everyone wants to sit in when relaxing at the camp site. It’s particularly large and comfortable. It even has a cup holder to whatever drink your child wants to enjoy by the fire.
The chair is also extremely durable. For the group of kids who like to gather together, the chair can hold up to 500 pounds. While you will love it for the strength, you kids will love it because of how comfy it it.
It can get a little hot on summer days, but it’s perfect for cool summer nights.
To keep things cold: YETI Roadie 20 Cooler
The YETI Roadie 20 Cooler is the perfect item to keep your food cold while you’re out in the woods. With ice in it, it can store 14 cans of cola or any other beverage. It has PermaProst Insulation to keep your drinks colder longer.
It also closes securely, keeping bears out. It’s also durable enough to withstand most damage. It comes in a wide variety of gorgeous colors. It is 18.5 inches long and almost 15 inches tall. It can be a bit heavy at 16 pounds, so an adult might need to carry it.
A great starter tent for children: Coleman Sundome Tent
The Coleman Sundome Tent is a great starter tent for children. It’s easy to setup, and you should be able to get it up in about ten minutes. The tent is 9 feet by 7 feet. The dome shape with a top middle height of almost five feet gives the kids plenty of room to move around.
It’s made of polyester, and it also has a WeatherTec system to keep the kids dry if it rains.
A comfy sleeping bag: HowPlumb Sleeping Bag
The HowPlumb Sleeping Bag will keep any girl cozy when in their tent. Children and teens will both be able to fit in the 66 inch long bag. When in it, they will enjoy the fleece interior. It even comes with a matching pillowcase, too.
Every girl will love the pretty star design.
To learn about national parks: All Aboard! National Parks: A Wildlife Primer
All Aboard! National Parks: A Wildlife Primer is a baby book written by Haily and Kevin Meyers. With this book, you can take your child on an adventure around the best national parks around the world from the comfort of your own home.
You can also bring it when you go on trips to the places mentioned in the book. Your child will love the brilliant pictures, and you will love that they are learning to read and appreciate the world we live in.
Everything a kid needs to go camping: ZIXIZ Camping Gear
The ZIXIZ Camping Gear comes with everything necessary for a kid to enjoy a night camping. There’s an easy pop-up tent, a shovel, telescope, cup, watch, kettle, and a tool that works as a flashlight, whistle, thermometer, and compass.
It even includes a walkie talkie for them and one other person. Great for young kids camping in the backyard or on a family camping trip.
keep them entertained: Kid’s Scavenger Hunt Card Game
The Kid’s Scavenger Hunt Card Game is a great way to entertain your children while out camping. Simply take a card and find the items on the card. Whoever finds all of the items first, wins. It’s made for kids 6 and up.
Have the kids play against each other or divide them into teams. You can even play along, too. It’s easy to transport and can keep the kids busy for hours. You can also play indoors when you get back home.
Educational kit for young explorers: Moody Goat Outdoor Explorer Gear
The Moody Goat Outdoor Explorer Gear is a 21 piece kit to help your kid explore nature. It comes with a cool vest, hat, binoculars, magnifying glass (2), compass, whistle, bug containers, net, and tweezers.
It even has a pencil and clipboard for your child to record their findings. Your child will love that it comes with so many different things. You’ll love that it’s educational.
A camper’s Bingo game: Lucy Hammett Games Camping Bingo Board Game
The Lucy Hammett Games Camping Bingo Board Game takes the traditional game of Bingo and revises it to help entertain campers. Everyone gets a board. Kids will fight to get Bingo by discovering the things on the board.
Items include things like raccoons and birds. The pieces are made of cardboard, so keep them out of the rain.
For zombie situations: Zombie Defense Solutions 3-Day Survival Kit
Emergencies can happen while camping. Make sure your kid is prepared for anything, even zombies, with this Zombie Defense Solutions 3-Day Survival Kit. It includes enough food and water for three days.
It also comes with a basic first aid kit for when there’s an accident. The kit has a guaranteed shelf life of five years.
For the whole family: Ozark Trail 14 Person Spring Lodge Cabin Camping Tent
The Ozark Trail 14 Person Spring Lodge Cabin Camping Tent is designed for large families and groups who like to cozy up together. As the name suggests, it has enough room to hold up to 14 people. This means there will be room for plenty of friends.
Great for Girl Scout or Boy Scout troops. An adult will need to set the tent up.
To record their adventures: Kids Gone Camping Journal
Camping is a way for your and your family to make memories. Ensure that you always have those memories with the Kids Gone Camping Journal. This journal has over 120 pages to fill during your adventures.
It has information to record things like the weather and campsite information. It also has space for drawings. It will help keep your kid occupied when things are a little slow around the campsite. Plus, it’s perfect for the young writer in the family.
You’ll even be able to save it to read later.
For older kids: Holtzman’s Survival Kit Paracord Grenade
Give your child the tools they need to be prepared with the Holtzman’s Survival Kit Paracord Grenade. The cool grenade shaped tool has 48 items that someone might need in an emergency. Some items include electrical tape, aluminum foil, flint striker, mirror, flashlight, compass, paracord, can opener, safety pins, and a plastic ball.
It is for older children since it has items like fishing hooks, a wire saw, a razor blade, and a pocket knife. The design is small enough to clip onto a shirt or a backpack. Boys will love wearing the cool design.
Let them camp at home: New Sprouts Camp Out!, Campfire Toy
If your little one loves camping, bring the campfire to them! The New Sprouts Camp Out!, Campfire Toy let’s them pretend while at home. It has a toy fire, toy lantern, toy stick with a hotdog, and toy s’mores.
Everything fits into a convenient little duffel bag. You can’t actually go camping every day, but your child can use their imagination. This is perfect for young children. It can help teach them how to clean up a campsite when they put everything into the bag.
They may even want to bring their toy when you actually go camping.
Help them dress the part: Outdoor Explorer Cargo Vest and Hat
Help your kid dress the part with this cargo vest and hat. It’s made for children between the ages of 4-6. They will look super cute in this while you go camping. Your child will love the five pockets in the vest.
They will have plenty of room to store things they need while they explore. It also has two reflective strips to help you keep an eye on them. The hat will also help protect against dangerous sun rays.
Tips For Selecting The Right Present
When picking a gift for the camper in your life, you may be conflicted. First, always consider their age. You don’t want to get something too advanced. However, you want them to be able to use their present for years. Next, talk to them to pry for information.
Ask questions about their last camping trip. They may tell you what they need or want.
Don’t be afraid to ask their parents, either. Also, consider things you already know they like. You may be able to find camping gear that suits them.
You don’t necessarily need to go all out. One or two small gifts to enhance the camping experience is perfect.
When you do choose your gift, make sure you tell their parents. You don’t want them to get duplicates.
Also, when buying camping gear as a present, it’s a good idea to make a camping trip part of the gift!
If you have a reluctant camper, look for a gift that will help them enjoy themselves as much as possible.
Every kid should go camping. Before they go camping, they’re going to need the right gear.
Use this guide to help get them the gear they need.
No matter what the age, you’re sure to find something on this guide that will help your child connect with nature and bond with you and the other people in your family. These gifts are perfect for both birthdays and Christmas.