Camping With Kids Checklist

Doing last-minute packing for a camping trip is often the greatest barrier to getting out and enjoying the outdoors. Forgotten essentials can turn what would have been a great trip into an uncomfortable and disappointing experience. Camping USA’s Camping With Kids Checklist will help you get on the road with all the essentials to ensure an enjoyable trip.

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  • Baby Swing
  • Backpack carriers
  • Bottles/sippycups
  • Current photos of the children in case they get lost
  • Diapers
  • Diaper Bags (especially for reusable diapers)
  • Extra pair(s) of shoes
  • Favorite blanket or stuffed toy(very important!)
  • Formula
  • Gerber toddler foods
  • Hats
  • Jar foods
  • Jogging strollers
  • Kidsafe bugspray
  • MANY sets of clothing
  • Playyards
  • Portapotty with grocery bag liner (easy cleanup)
  • Powdered milk(for children that have outgrown formula)
  • Snacks
  • Storybooks
  • Sunblock
  • Swim Diapers
  • Toys
  • Flotation Devices (arm floats, life vests, floating toys)
  • Small portable cribs for infants
  • Two Way Radios (for older kids to stay in touch)
  • Anti-itch/burn creams or lotions (to treat bug bites and rashes)

Finally, don’t forget the children!