Monday, May 8, 2017

How to Pack For an Awesome Camp Out for Kids

Camping can be one of the most rewarding experiences you can have. With modernised times and being indoors so much, camping can seem like a high task to get ready but it really isn't once you get use to it. Think of it like looking forward to a vacation!

How to Pack For an Awesome Camp Out for Kids


This is going to be a part one of two camping lists. This is because when you camp as a girl scout troop, as a family, with friends, there is always two levels of camping lists. The one for the big people aka, adults and the second one for the little people, aka kiddos. 

This one is for the kiddos! So if you are going camping on any level, you can be assured that this list will suffice to get you packed properly!

Packing List


Don't forget to pack them! The way they made the sit upons, they can place their camping items inside them. Super convenient. If you don't have a bucket sit upon, just use a backpack or bag and don't forget a chair or sit upon. 

The way we made ours, we can pack our clothes and stuff in it! It serves a dual purpose. And we used them at cub scout camping and it worked out very well. 

Remember that if you are sending your child off to summer camp, that this is a core list but certainly not written for every camp so check with them on their list as well. 

Bedding & Linens
  • Sleeping Bag/Blankets
  • Pillow
  • Sleeping Pad is optional

Clothing & Other Items (set for each day + one extra)
  • Tennis Shoes (closed toe shoes)
  • Pants
  • Shorts
  • Shirts
  • PJ’s
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Sweatshirt Jacket or Spring Coat or poncho
  • Bandana (many uses, very helpful to have)
  • Sunglasses

Personal Care
  • Bug Spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Hairbrush
  • Hair ties
  • Medicine (which will need to be on health forms and given to leaders with exception of immediate medical supplies like inhaler and epi pen).
  • Completed health forms for kids for camps
  • Flash light with extra batteries
  • sanitary supplies for girls, if necessary
  • Baby Wipes (super helpful, I find)
  • Soap/wash cloth

Kitchen - Outdoor Gear
  • Mess Kit (Plate, cup & Silverware)
  • Water Bottle
  • A meal for when you arrive so you don't have to do over campfire
  • Snacks (must be sealed, ie: Tupperware)
  • plastic bag for wet clothes, trash, etc.

Extras + Misc
  • Gas Money
  • Camping Chair
  • Any extra things the girls want to bring (ie: books, colouring things, crochet, etc)
  • Outdoor toys to share (ie: frisbee, tug a war rope, etc)
  • Glow Sticks (my scouts loved this at the last camp out)
  • Pocket knife (make sure they know how to use it and if a scout, that they have done whittling training and have permission by the camp or troop to bring it)


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