Camping Gift Ideas For Kids Who Love Outdoor Fun

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Why should mom and dad have all the fun?  There are plenty of camping gift ideas for kids as well.  Whether you’re a toddler or a teenager there are camping gift ideas for kids of all ages.

camping gift ideas for kids

Camping Gift Ideas for Kids from Toddlers to Teens

As children get a little older they can assist mom and dad by putting up their own tent.  This will give them a sense of achievement and make them feel that they are contributing as a family.

There are some really easy pop up tents which can be set up in 30 seconds flat.  Just add the ground pegs.
Pop Up Camping Tent - Automatic & Instant Setup Dome Waterproof TentsPop Up Camping Tent – Automatic & Instant Setup Dome Waterproof Tents

 

This is a great choice for a pop up tent, just throw it in the air and it will open automatically. No fuss, no extra poles just a few ground pegs to secure it.

It is ultra light, waterproof and has anti-UV coating. It’s double doors and screen windows make sure any creepy crawly insects are kept out at all times.

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The Best Camping Gift Ideas For Kids Ever!

A fishing rod is definitely one of the best camping gift ideas for kids.  Fishing will teach them patience and will keep them busy for hours.  Oh, and when your son or daughter catch that ‘BIG’ fish……what excitement.  They can even cook it for dinner over the camp fire.

There are many different types of fishing rods for kids to choose from.  Choose a rod depending on your child’s age and needs.  Here are just a few gift ideas below.  If you want to see a larger selection CLICK HERE.

Ready to Fish Kids Fishing Pole - Shoots a Bobber Instead of CastingReady to Fish Kids Fishing Pole – Shoots a Bobber Instead of CastingKid Casters Fishing KitKid Casters Fishing KitQuantum Fishing Dock Demon Spinning ComboQuantum Fishing Dock Demon Spinning ComboShakespeare Disney Frozen Fishing Kit, Blue, RightShakespeare Disney Frozen Fishing Kit, Blue, RightKid Casters Telescopic Paw Patrol No Tangle Fishing Rod/Reel ComboKid Casters Telescopic Paw Patrol No Tangle Fishing Rod/Reel ComboTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles No Tangle RodTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles No Tangle Rod

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Kids Hammock for Camping 

This kids hammock is perfect for small people. It can be used indoors or outdoors and is easy to transport, just pick up and go.

Kids Hammock for Camping - Perfect Small Size for Indoor Outdoor or Backyard - Portable Parachute NylonKids Hammock for Camping – Perfect Small Size for Indoor Outdoor or Backyard – Portable Parachute NylonKids Hammock for Camping - Perfect Small Size for Indoor Outdoor or Backyard - Portable Parachute Nylon


Camping Backpacks for Kids

Camping backpacks for kids are always a great gift idea.  They can be used to keep your fishing gear in, your swimming costume or perhaps some fruit and snacks when going on an adventurous walk with the family.
Kids Outdoor Backpack Daypack Mini Small Bookbags10L (Blue & Orange)Kids Outdoor Backpack Daypack Mini Small Bookbags10L (Blue & Orange)

This is a great outdoor backpack. It is big enough to hold everything you need for a day hike or a swim at the lake, but not too big so that it gets heavy.

It is made out of a water and tear resistant nylon so therefore very durable for kids.

If you’re not using it for camping you can also use it for your text books, iPad, phone or many other items. So this backpack will not go to waste if you only camp once or twice a year. It has many uses.

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Camping Gift Ideas for Kids Secrets Revealed

It’s great to put together a camping checklist for kids before you leave the house.  Let them make their own camping gifts kidschecklist this way they get to bring all their hidden treasures. Unfortunately parents, you’ll have to bring the important stuff like clothes and food. LOL! Here are some ideas. Remember, this is only for them so let them choose.

  • Flashlight
  • Walkie Talkies
  • Stuffed toy or favorite blanket
  • Swimming googles
  • Fishing Rod and net
  • Favorite toys, perhaps a ball
  • Bicycle
  • Swiss Army knife (if older)
  • Binoculars are great for watching birds and keeping an eye on what your brother’s up to.

More Awesome Camping Gift Ideas For Kids

A flashlight is a MUST HAVE for kids.  It will keep them safe at night from tripping when they go exploring the campsite.  It will guide them when they go to the bathroom and of course it’s loads of fun.  There are several different types of flashlights to choose from.  You can go with the standard or perhaps you prefer the LED headlamp. It all depends on what you’ll be using if for.  Below are some great choices.

Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Blaze Firefly FlashlightMelissa & Doug Sunny Patch Blaze Firefly FlashlightPack of 4, BYB Super Bright 9 LED Mini Aluminum Flashlight with LanyardPack of 4, BYB Super Bright 9 LED Mini Aluminum Flashlight with LanyardFloating Waterproof LED Flashlight with Carabineer ClipFloating Waterproof LED Flashlight with Carabineer ClipLED Headlamp. One of the Lightest (2.6 oz) Water and Shock ResistantLED Headlamp. One of the Lightest (2.6 oz) Water and Shock ResistantEnergizer Vision HD+ LED Headlamp (Batteries Included)Energizer Vision HD+ LED Headlamp (Batteries Included)Waterproof 5000Lm LED Headlamp with 4 Mode-Hands FreeWaterproof 5000Lm LED Headlamp with 4 Mode-Hands Free

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 A2S Paracord Bracelet K2-Peak Series - Survival Gear Kit with Embedded Compass, Fire Starter, Emergency Knife & WhistleA2S Paracord Bracelet K2-Peak Series – Survival Gear Kit with Embedded Compass, Fire Starter, Emergency Knife & Whistle

Now aren’t these just awesome? Especially if you have teenagers.

Not only it is fashionable and comes in a wide range of colors, it is also functional with a 5-IN-1 survival tool built in. This is what it includes:

  • High Quality Compass
  • Fire Scrapper inside the buckle
  • Flint Fire Starter
  • Emergency Knife
  • Emergency Whistle
    Please take a look at these on Amazon, you won’t believe all it can do.  You will be amazed!

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Victorinox Swiss Army Cadet Pocket Knife (Silver Alox, Ribbed)Victorinox Swiss Army Cadet Pocket Knife (Silver Alox, Ribbed)


This extremely well made Swiss Army knife is a great entry level pocket knife for those kids just getting used to using knives.

There are many options with lots of different gadgets, but this Swiss Army Cadet Knife has everything you need when starting out. It is a nine multi-tool pocket knife consisting of the following:

Large blade; cap lifter with large screwdriver and wire stripper; can opener with small screwdriver; nail file with nail cleaner and key ring.

It also has a lovely engraving panel on the back of the knife which will make a great personalized gift for your child.

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Important Camping Gift Ideas for Kids

The last two camping gift ideas for kids that I feel are important to have are binoculars and walkie talkies.  Binoculars allow you to become more familiar with nature, but from a distance so you don’t disturb the birds or wildlife. 

Walkie talkies are both fun and functional.  My son loved his walkie talkies.  He never went camping without them.  We just had to upgrade as he grew older. Besides the fun factor, you can always keep in contact with your children making sure that they are not only having fun, but are safe while doing so.

BlueCabi Shock-Proof Children Binoculars for Kids for Bird WatchingBlueCabi Shock-Proof Children Binoculars for Kids for Bird WatchingEducational Insights GeoSafari Compass BinocularsEducational Insights GeoSafari Compass BinocularsSmall Binoculars for Kids and Adults, Compact Size Designed for Small HandsSmall Binoculars for Kids and Adults, Compact Size Designed for Small HandsKids Walkie Talkies, 22 Channel FRS/GMRS 2 Way Radio 2 miles (up to 3.7 Miles)Kids Walkie Talkies, 22 Channel FRS/GMRS 2 Way Radio 2 miles (up to 3.7 Miles)BELLSOUTH T388 2 Piece T-388 3-5KM 22 FRS and GMRS UHF Radio for Child Walkie-TalkieBELLSOUTH T388 2 Piece T-388 3-5KM 22 FRS and GMRS UHF Radio for Child Walkie-TalkieUOKOO Kids Walkie Talkies, 22 Channel FRS/GMRS 2 Way Radio 2 miles (up to 3.7 Miles)UOKOO Kids Walkie Talkies, 22 Channel FRS/GMRS 2 Way Radio 2 miles (up to 3.7 Miles)

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If you have any other ideas for camping gifts for kids I’d love to hear about them in the comments below.

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8 Replies to “Camping Gift Ideas For Kids Who Love Outdoor Fun”

    1. Hi Sarah, thanks for visiting. My family is mad about the outdoors. We love the fresh air and of course sitting around the fireplace.

    1. Thank you Rachael, appreciate the support. I’m sure when your son is a bit older he will love all that camping has to offer.

    1. I totally agree Kristal. It also gives them a sense of pride and independence when they can help set up the tent, even if it is just hammering in one peg.

  1. All of these are awesome ideas! We are going camping at the end of the month and I am definitely going to look into getting the walkie talkies for the kids! Thank you for this!

    1. Thank you for stopping by Kori. Your kids will have loads of fun with the walkie talkies I guarantee it, my kids always did. Enjoy your camping trip.

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