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Looking for the perfect camping gift for a little adventurer? we’ve got the ultimate list of camping gift ideas for kids that will have them itching to pitch a tent and explore the great outdoors. From mini camping gear sets to interactive nature journals, these gifts will inspire a love for nature and adventure in even the most reluctant camper.
So pack up your bags, grab your tent and get ready for some fun-filled camping gift ideas that will make your kids want to campout every night.
- Wearable Walkie Talkies
- Waterproof Binoculars
- Glow in the Dark Sleeping Bag
- Mini Waterproof Digital Camera
- Lantern Book Lamp
- Waterproof Outdoor Backpack
- Telescope with 2 Eyepieces
- LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
- Emergency Survival Whistle Double Tubes
- Neon Compass
- Leak Proof Water Bottle
- The North Face Youth Thermoball Insulated Traction Mule II Shoe
- Mini LED Flashlight
- Kids Hammock
- Great Outdoors Memory Game
- Creativity for Kids Camp Crafts
- Pretend Play Camping Set
- Backpack Explorer: On the Nature Trail: What Will You Find?
- Smores Caddy and Marshmallow Roasting Sticks Kit
- Personalized Water Bottle with Straw
- Teepee Tent with Lights and Campfire Toy
- Slackline Kit for Beginners
- Interactive Kids Camping Journal
- Glow in the Dark Dome Tent
- Waterproof LED Headlamp
- Camping Chairs for Kids
- Camp Board Game
- Cobra Bracelets for Kids
- Bow Drill Fire Starter Kit
- Water Shoes
- Scavenger Hunt Game
- Melissa & Doug Let's Explore Campfire S'mores Play Set
- Ultralight Fishing Rod and Reel Combo
- Collapsible Sand Buckets and Tools Set
- Giant Bubble Wands Kit
- Wilderness Survival Guide for Kids
A great gift for kids, these two-way radios allow for communication up to a 3-mile range in open spaces. The auto-scan and call alert function will let you know when someone is trying to reach you or your little ones, so you can always stay connected. Comes with a watch strap and lanyard, so they can wear it on their neck or wrist for easy carrying.
The real binoculars for kids offer 8X magnification and adjustable focus, width settings and optical reflection control to create crisp and clear images. Made with rubber armor protection and soft eyepieces, these binoculars are shockproof and comfy - perfect for kids to use while birdwatching, exploring, hunting, or enjoying the wilderness.
This Coleman Kids 50 Sleeping Bag is cozy and warm, designed to keep them snug when sleeping outside in temperatures as low as 50°F. It also has a fun glow-in-the-dark design for extra entertainment before bedtime. Don't worry about packing because the Roll Control design will allow you to roll up and store it quickly and efficiently.
This LCD screen design is perfect for children aged 3 to 12 years and makes taking videos and pictures easy, no matter what they’re doing. We provide a strong, durable case and easy installation, so your kid can take images while camping, hiking, swimming, skating, biking or skateboarding.
This clever design utilizes one LED to double as a lantern and reading light, making it portable and super lightweight. It's great for travel and offers adjustable brightness – from a nightlight to a bright reading lamp. Kids will love it for sleepovers, camping, or pillow fort fun.
It's made of waterproof, durable material and has adjustable shoulder straps, giving your little one the freedom to pack their own supplies and fun items on every trip. The large main compartment easily fits books, clothes, or other essentials, while the front pocket and two side mesh pockets are ideal for storing water bottles.
This telescope is pre-assembled and ready to mount, making it ideal for children aged 5 and up or astronomy beginners. With the K10mm and K25mm eyepieces, you can view different distances and make your explorations more enjoyable. Quick and simple setup, as well as its manual, make learning about space simple and enjoyable.
The ability to drink water from a stream will undoubtedly make kids feel awesome! This premium filtration device removes 99.999999% of waterborne bacteria and parasites, so they'll never have to worry about what they're drinking while camping. It's a simple and compact design that fits in their pack and takes up almost no space.
Your kids are now ready for their outdoor adventure! This lightweight and durable aluminum alloy whistle is compact and easy to carry, weighing only 12g. It's also water-resistant, so it can withstand any weather. Don't worry about it being heard- with 120 decibels, it's sure to get attention from far away. (also makes a great gift for dads)
This adorable, lightweight compass features a cute animal print and comes encased in a clear acrylic molding. Best of all, it includes an easy-to-use breakaway lanyard, so they can wear it while exploring the great outdoors. Get them excited about nature with this fun and functional addition to their camping gear!
This water bottle features a flip, bite and sip drinking straw, so kids can stay hydrated on the go. It's leak-proof when closed, so you don't have to worry about any messes. The comfortable carry handle will make it easy to take anywhere and durable design will keep it strong for all your adventures.
Keep them confident, whether indoors or outdoors! This Youth ThermoBall Traction Mule II from The North Face is just the thing they need. With a full-sheet rubber outsole providing superior traction and a comfortable fleece collar lining, they'll be able to move around with ease and stay grounded. Plus, an easy on/off slip-on design makes it perfect for any adventure!
This mini flashlight is ultra-lightweight and pocket-friendly, so it's great for any on-the-go adventure. It has an extended lanyard to help kids keep their grip and protect against drops. Plus, its push-button operation makes it easy to use regardless of age or size.
This small hammock is the perfect addition to any backyard or camping trip! It's designed to be easy to set up, with five separate loops that let you adjust it to be at your child's ideal height. They can create a cozy little nook they'll love to hang out in and explore.
This classic matching game is full of charming illustrations of fun camping scenes like s'mores, a bear in search of food, and a cozy campfire. With 48 tiles and instructions, this game will help preschoolers practice their focus, memory and matching skills. It is a fun solo or group game for preschoolers to adults.
This engaging open-ended craft kit contains 12 themed projects inspired by nature, providing hours of fun. With a variety of craft materials included, from rocks and feathers to air-dry clay and paint, you can bring a piece of the camping experience indoors - whatever the season!
This set contains 30 essential camping accessories, such as a pop-up tent, sun hat, campfire with an extendable stand, binoculars, oil lamp and more. Toddlers and small kids will love pretending to be grown-ups out camping and having hours of fun. This gift will make the perfect gift for any adventurous little one!
Kids can take this interactive field guide anywhere – from nature preserves to urban parks to suburban backyards! With seek-and-find lists, art projects, discovery games and more, plus a pull-out magnifying glass, your children get an interactive, hands-on learning experience about the world around them.
This set includes a large Smores Caddy and 4 Marshmallow Roasting Sticks, plus a mini marshmallow bag and a S'mores recipe card. Kids and adults alike will love to sling their caddy over their shoulders and enjoy the ultimate campfire experience of roasting s'mores.
It will ensure your kiddo stays hydrated out in nature and adds a special, personal touch for them to take pride in. Have it customized with their favorite inspired design, their name or initials to make it extra unique! They will be happy to take ownership of their gear!
Enjoy the great outdoors – indoors! This gift is perfect for kids to bring the joy of camping into their own home. Made from 100% natural cotton, it's sturdy and sets up easily in a few simple steps. Kids will love the added details such as the star lights and cardboard campfire toy for a realistic indoor camping experience. Plus, it foldable and comes with a convenient carry bag for storage and transportation. (also great for pre-schoolers)
This camp-ready gift is perfect for kids and families, from beginners to advanced. This 2022 version features a longer slackline length that holds over 300 lbs. with stronger tree protectors and guide hooks for easy installation. This thoughtful and enjoyable exercise gift will undoubtedly provide them with many hours of entertainment.
This unique journal is great for writing down memories, thoughts, and more. It's perfect for a special camp trip or for any camper who loves to explore. The journal is filled with creative elements like games, stickers, and textured pages so that kids can customize their own creation. This gift will make sure your little ones always have something special to look back on! (also great for bookworms)
It's just like mom and dad's tent but made small enough to fit your child. Durable and waterproof, it offers protection from the elements and has a weather-tec system to stay dry through rain. The Coleman signature glow-in-the-dark logo will put a fun spin on camping while still keeping a serious factor of safety in mind. Setup is simple, and storage pockets keep small items organized.
The Waterproof LED Headlamp is the perfect camp companion for kids! Lightweight and adjustable, it fits comfortably on heads of all sizes. Long battery life and 7 lighting modes will make it a dependable light source for any nighttime adventure!
Whether it's a picnic in the park, a day at the beach or a cozy campfire, these chairs will make your little one smile. With a character design, fun cup holder and convenient carry bag, they’ll be comfortable and stylish while they enjoy the great outdoors.
See who will be the first to reach camp by completing a range of entertaining and educational questions. With increasing difficulty levels, this game is great for everyone from 4 years old to adults – perfect for families to play together. Test your outdoor knowledge with questions on animals, plants and more, then get camping!
Atomic Bear's Cobra Bracelet is a great outdoor accessory for kids because it has no sharp edges or cutting functions. These stylish bracelets are adjustable to fit kids to NFL players, compact and lightweight, and feature a fire starter, cord for shelter building, emergency whistle, compass, and cool style - they'll love feeling like an adult while learning and surviving their outdoor adventures.
It's an essential emergency tool for the whole family, with a kid-friendly design that makes learning campfire basics fun and safe. With this simple kit, you can practice patience, persistence, and emergency preparedness. Excellent for teaching children and scouts.
They’re easy to get on and off with a hook-and-loop strap design, while the smooth and elastic neck prevents chafing. The sturdy closed toe will ensure safe foot protection, while the non-slip outsole provides secure traction. Lightweight and portable for an enjoyable walking experience—these shoes are a must for outdoor adventures!
Perfect for campers ages 3-10, there is something for everyone – young players use easy picture clues to find objects like twigs or spotted items, while older players can challenge themselves and learn new STEM concepts. Clues can be as short as 5 minutes or as long as an hour. This game will encourage learning and curiosity both indoors and outdoors.
This 23-piece pretend play campfire set will give them everything they need to make s'mores and create some cozy memories around the campfire. From the crackling flame to the 4-piece logs, wooden saw, reversible fire pit mat, 2 toasting sticks, activity booklet, collectible medallion, and mesh storage bag - this camping play set is great for ages 3 and up!
Lightweight and simple to use, it's sure to be a hit when you go camping. Plus, its durable design is printed with an adorable pattern. With the QudraKast ice rod top tip, it’s super sensitive and light for optimal control—it's the easiest fishing pole ever!
This set includes two green folding buckets with a trowel, rake and fork constructed from high-quality metal and durable hardwood handles. These tools are perfectly sized for small hands, with no sharp edges. Thermoplastic rubber was also used to make it super easy to fold and expand. Great for fishing, camping, beach trips, gardening, or even car washing.
This set comes with everything your kids need to create colossal bubbles in their backyard or while out camping. The included instruction booklet provides easy-to-follow tips, so they'll get it just right! The outdoor fun never stops with these giant bubbles - your kids will love making them!
Prepare your kids for the great outdoors! This handy book teaches basic techniques to help them better navigate dangerous situations while they're out in nature. With this guide, they can learn how to build a fire, how to use basic tools like an axe or machete, and more outdoor safety skills. Perfect for opening up a new world of adventures!